The UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol: The Chalenges of Trying to Clean One’s Own NestMerkouris, P., Aug-2017, Multilateral Environmental Agreements. Fitzmaurice, M., Tanzi, A. & Papantoniou, A. (eds.). London: Edward Elgar Publishing, p. 375-399 25 p. (Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series).
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In the Tragedy of the Commons Hardin suggested that with respect to global commons we are trapped in a vicious circle where calculations of utility pushes us to keep polluting our own nest. This taken on a global scale has led to concerns about climate change and a realization that measures need to be taken to mitigate or adapt to its deleterious effects. The present Chapter briefly examines the history so far of the negotiations towards adopting climate change treaties, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of said documents. It then highlights the three main challenges in climate change regulation: the systemic (designing of international climate policy); the functional (normativity of COP/MOP decisions); and the adjudicative (application of state responsibility in climate change and invocation of the latter’s rules in international/domestic litigation).
|Title of host publication||Multilateral Environmental Agreements|
|Editors||Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Attila Tanzi, Angeliki Papantoniou|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing|
|Number of pages||25|
|Publication status||Published - Aug-2017|
|Name||Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series|
- United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, climate change, flexibility mechanisms, emissions, ‘top-down’ approach, ‘bottom-up’ approach, Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, INDCs, linkage, COP/MOP decisions, State responsibility