Climate change liability

Climate Change Liability / ed. by Michael Faure and  Marjan Peeters, Edward Elgar, 2011, 304 p., ISBN 978 1 84980 286 4

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Presentation :
This book sheds new light on the growing issue of using liability as a tool for both preventing and compensating for the damage caused by climate change. Michael Faure and Marjan Peeters have brought together a selection of expert contributors who explore a variety of both national and European perspectives on the topic.
Climate change liability is no longer only a theoretical idea since climate change mitigation has become so hotly debated and this book examines to what extent it can be used for mitigation and adaptation issues. Chapters discuss the potential role of liability within various legal systems, like the national systems of the USA and The Netherlands, but also EU and ECHR law. Liability is outlined in a broad perspective since not only compensation for damage suffered by plaintiffs is discussed, but also the need for prevention in order to obtain a reduction of greenhouse gases. (copyright © E. Elgar)

Contents:
Part I: Introduction
1. Introduction / Michael Faure and Marjan Peeters
Part II: Cross-cutting schemes
2. Liability with and Liability from the Precautionary Principle in Climate Change Cases / Miriam Haritz
3. High Noon: Prevention of Climate Damage as the Primary Goal of Liability? / Jaap Spier
Part III: European perspectives
4. Liability of Member States and the EU in View of the International Climate Change Framework: Between Solidarity and Responsibility / Javier de Cendra de Larragán
5. The Regulatory Approach of the EU in View of Liability for Climate Change Damage / Marjan Peeters
6. Potential Liability of European States Under the ECHR for Failure to Take Appropriate Measures with a View on Adaptation to Climate Change / Armelle Gouritin
Part IV: National perspectives on civil liability
7. Climate Change Litigation in the UK: Its Feasibility and Prospects / Giedre Kaminskaite-Salters
8. Liability for Climate Change-Related Damage in Domestic Courts: Claims for Compensation in the USA / Elena Kosolapova
9. Civil Liability for Global Warming in the Netherlands / Chris van Dijk
10. Will Civil Society Take Climate Changers to Court? A Perspective from Dutch Law / Phon van den Biesen
11. Governmental Liability: An Incentive for Appropriate Adaptation? / Ben Schueler
Part V: Conclusion
12. Concluding Remarks / Michael Faure and Marjan Peeters


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