Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
'This book has admirable breadth, and provides a good overview of a great number of relevant and interesting issues.' -- Maria Lee, Journal of Environmental Law
'Climate Change Liability is a recent and most welcome addition to this growing body of literature. . . an easily recommendable book. It includes very informative contributions, interesting suggestions and insightful analysis if essential aspects of litigating climate change claims. Overall, this book adds considerably to the understanding of climate change liability and will prove to be essential reading not only for all practitioners and academics, but also for policymakers, companies and other stakeholders involved in the area.' -- Riccardo Sciaudone, European Energy and Environmental Law Review
'As the first of its kind, the book is a very welcome introduction to the important legal field of climate litigation. Much more is - it is to be hoped - to come. . . Peeters and Faure provide fertile intellectual ground for lawyers, students, judges, civil servants and politicians. The hope is that they build upon the constructive perspectives provided by this book and turn liability into a successful tool for promoting the cause of climate change mitigation.' -- Christina Voigt, Environmental Liability
'Climate Change Liability provides an illuminating comparative perspective on the role of the courts in this critical area. The book probes a critical yet constructive analysis of theories of tort liability. Beyond tort law, the book insightfully explores alternative forms of litigation, such as actions in the ECHR to remedy inadequate adaptation measures and public law actions to force governments to adopt mitigation measures.' -- Daniel Farber, University of California, US
'As climate change negotiations slow down despite the growing scientific evidence, there is room for a new approach to the problem - climate liability. This thoroughly researched timely book discusses the different aspects of liability and will hopefully push governments to take action!' -- Joyeeta Gupta, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands
'Since the 2009 Copenhagen Climate Change conference, international efforts to stop global warming are in disarray, making the need for innovative approaches all the more urgent. This book explores the utility of litigation as an alternative to conventional measures in the battle against climate change. While acknowledging the difficulties that attempting to impose liability can pose, it suggests and assesses solutions to meet these challenges, thus paving the way for taking the fight against global warming to the court room.' -- Rene Lefeber, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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