Climate Change Remedies

Injunctive Relief and Criminal Law Responses

Edited by: Jaap Spier, Ulrich Magnus

Climate change poses very serious risks to mankind. Adaptation and damages are emphasized more and more. Although adaptation is important, priority should be given to prevention (mitigation). The contributions in this second volume of the series "Legal Perspectives of Global Challenges" emanate from an international research project that deals with a legal kaleidoscope of legal issues and focuses primarily on preventive remedies. The book tackles injunctive relief and discusses the myriad of legal questions courts have to answer if they are willing to grant injunctive relief. It addresses both procedural, private international, and substantive law. One contribution discusses the role criminal law could play to come to grips with the threats of climate change. So far, the greater part of the debate is about the US, Europe and, increasingly, Asia. Another contribution fills this gap by painting an African perspective. Contents include: Injunctive Relief: Opportunities and Challenges - Thoughts about a Potentially Promising Legal Vehicle to Stem the Tide * Injunctive Relief against Climate Change * Climate Change and the (Possible) Role of International Criminal Law * Climate Change Law and Policy in the African Union and Selected African Countries. (Series: Legal Perspectives for Global Challenges - Vol. 2) [Subject: International Law, Environmental Law, Criminal Law]

240 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2014
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789462360808