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Routledge Handbook of Climate Law and Governance: Courage, Contributions and Compliance

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger

Routledge Handbook of Climate Law and Governance: Courage, Contributions and Compliance recognises UN calls for urgent action reflected in recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, Aug 2021) and convenes insights from leading legal academic experts and professionals on emerging issues in climate law.

The book explores the role of law and governance in advancing global responses to climate change and advancing sustainable development. It is based on careful study of international advances and of the full spectrum of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the global response to climate change, as submitted by Paris Agreement Parties to the UNFCCC Secretariat, and compiles a compelling, coherent and systematic topical account from across diverse legal jurisdictions. Analytical chapters written by leading experts, practitioners and emerging scholars close to ongoing climate negotiations explore recent legal and institutional innovations related to climate change which can advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They focus on examples of raising ambition through law and policy, on reforms of national legal and institutional arrangements to implement NDCs, and on the role of international law and governance in fostering effective Paris Agreement implementation.

Presenting a pathway for advancing climate ambition in the coming decades, this book will be of interest to academics, students, professionals and policy makers working in the area of climate law and governance.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 440
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032233000
  • Categories: EnvironmentalInternationalEcology

About the Author

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, PhD (ad eund, Cantab), DPhil (Oxon), MEM (Yale), BCL & LLB (McGill), BA Hons (Carl/UVic) FRSC FRSA WIJA holds the Chair in Sustainable Development Law and Policy at the University of Cambridge, where she is Law Fellow, Director of Studies and Programme Director in Lucy Cavendish College. She also serves as Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Climate Law and Governance Initiative and Vice-President of the International Law Association (ILA) of Canada, among others. As former senior legal advisor to the International Development Law Organization, other intergovernmental organizations, treaty bodies and governments, also editor/board of several law journals and book series, she has published over 25 books and 160 papers on law, policy and sustainable development including climate change, and is co-recipient of the Climate Law and Governance Global Leadership Award, also laureate of the Justicia Fundamentum Regnorum and the Weeramantry International Justice Award (WIJA) and other distinguished honours.

Christina Voigt, PhD (Oslo), LLM.Env. (Auckland), Rechtswissenschaft (Passau and Munich), is full Professor of Law at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway, and chair of the IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law and Member of the IUCN Council. Author of numerous academic articles, a monograph, and several edited volumes including Non-Compliance Mechanisms versus International Courts, Research Handbook on REDD+ and International Law and Rule of Law for Nature, she holds the inaugural Junior Scholarship Prize of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law among other distinguished awards and honours. She has served the Norwegian government as lead negotiator on REDD+ and as principal legal advisor in the UN climate negotiations; negotiating, inter alia, the Paris Agreement and its Rulebook. She has served co-facilitator for the negotiations on the rules for the Paris Agreement´s implementation and compliance committee (PAICC). In 2019, she was elected by the first meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement as a member of PAICC and currently serves as inaugural Co-Chair of the PAICC.