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Academy Publications

857937476

Edited by Benjamin J. Richardson, University of British Columbia, Canada

This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks.

Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will appeal to academics, post graduate and undergraduate students in law and political science, local and national government policy makers and politicians, as well as practising local government lawyers. Anyone with a general interest in environmental issues will also find much to interest them in this insightful study.

Local Climate Change Law examines the role of local government, especially within cities, in addressing climate change through legal, policy, planning and other tools. This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks. Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will appeal to academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students in law and political science, local and national government policy-makers and politicians, as well as practising local government lawyers. Anyone with a general interest in environmental issues all also find much to interest them in this insightful study.

Local Climate Change Law examines the role of local government, especially within cities, in addressing climate change through legal, policy, planning and other tools.

ISBN and details>2012  424 pp  Hardback  978 0 85793 747 6  £109.00 ebook 978 0 85793 748 3

eBook for Local Climate and Change Law

‘As the international climate consensus is fading, the focus has shifted from the global to the local. This book is timely and ground-breaking as it frames a new subject of legal study and proves the dramatic surge of local climate action. A must-read.’

– Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand

‘This book is a useful addition to our literature on climate change law, with its focus on climate change at the local level. It examines how local governments, municipalities and city authorities address climate change through law and policy, and the problems/constraints faced in mitigation and adaptation at the local level. The 15 contributors have thoughtfully and critically analysed the issues from intellectual as well as practical perspectives, drawing on the experiences of North America as well as the EU, China, Australia and South Africa. The reader is left with deeper insights and suggestions for the way forward.’

– Irene Lin Heng Lye, National University of Singapore

'This volume offers a thorough exploration of the challenges and opportunities for local governments in many parts of the world to mitigate and adapt to climate change.’

– Laura Watchmann, LEED AP-ND, Executive Director, NALGEP

‘As the international climate consensus is fading, the focus has shifted from the global to the local. This book is timely and ground-breaking as it frames a new subject of legal study and proves the dramatic surge of local climate action. A must-read.’

– Klaus Bosselmann, University of Auckland, New Zealand