The law of adaptation to climate change : US and international aspects

The law of adaptation to climate change : US and international aspects / edited by Michael B. Gerrard and Katrina Fischer Kuh. American bar Association, Sept. 2012, 928 p. ISBN 978-1-61438-696-4

The laws that attempt to reduce climate change are well known. But what about laws to deal with the climate change that will occur regardless of these efforts? This book takes a sweeping look at the current and proposed legal aspects of coping with climate change–from drought, extreme precipitation, heat waves, and wild fires to global shifts in temperature, sea level, water and food supply, coastal conditions, infrastructure, ecosystems, and human health and economies. Applicable laws exist at all levels (international, national, state, local) and in different forms (constitutions, statutes, agency regulations, judicial decisions, private agreements, voluntary guidelines); they are not only uncoordinated but collectively embody numerous contradictions and inevitable gaps.

This state-of-the-art compendium examines how laws are being modified, finessed, or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change, both in the United States and around the globe. Chapter authors have significant experience in the legal aspects of climate change and are drawn from private practice, government, and academia. When it is not known how the law will, or even should, respond, these authorities suggest informed possibilities for future action.(© American bar Association)

Contents :

Part I: Introduction

  1. Introduction and overview — Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia Law School
  2. Adaptive management — Robert Fischman and Jillian R. Rountree, Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Part II: U.S. Aspects

  1. Managing water supplies — Robert W. Adler, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law
  2. Managing demand for water — Benjamin Houston and Noah B. Hall, Wayne State University Law School
  3. Energy system impacts — Robin Kundis Craig, University of Utah School of Law
  4. Infrastructure — Gregory E. Wannier, Columbia Center for Climate Change Law
  5. Buildings — J. Cullen Howe, Arnold & Porter LLP
  6. Protecting the Coast — Robert R.M. Verchick, Loyola University New Orleans, and Joel D. Scheraga, EPA
  7. Coastal retreat measures — J. Peter Byrne and Jessica Grannis, Georgetown Law School
  8. Species and ecosystem impacts — Patrick Parenteau, Vermont Law School
  9. Agricultural and forestry — Debra L. Donahue, Wyoming Law School
  10. Governance of public lands, public agencies and natural resources — Robert L. Glicksman, George Washington University Law School
  11. Domestic disaster preparedness and response — Victor B. Flatt, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School
  12. Insurance — Sean Hecht, UCLA Law School
  13. Impact review, disclosure, planning — Katrina Fischer Kuh, Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University
  14. State and Local Adaptation — Vicki Arroyo and Terri Cruce, Georgetown Law School
Part III: International Aspects
  1. International legal framework for adaptation — David Freestone, George Washington University Law School
  2. Financing of adaptation measures — Deepa Badrinerayana, Chapman University School of Law
  3. Global health and disaster preparedness — Lindsay F. Wiley, Washington College of Law, American University
  4. Population displacement, relocation and migration — Michelle Leighton, American University of Central Asia
  5. Maritime jurisdiction in a changing climate — Kate Purcell, University of CambridgeInternational water law and adaptation — A. Dan Tarlock, Chicago-Kent College of Law
  6. Food security, fisheries, and ecosystems — Cinnamon Pinon Carlarne, Michael E. Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, and Josh Eagle, University of South Carolina Law School
  7. Legal rights and remedies — Maxine Burkett, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai’i
  8. Human security and military preparedness — Linda Malone, William and Mary Law School

Citer ce billet
Danièle Revel (2012, 1 octobre). The law of adaptation to climate change : US and international aspects. Veille énergie climat. Consulté le 4 mars 2024, à l’adresse

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