“... a unique compilation ... This book will enrich millions of readers with the world view of climate change...” – Extract from the Foreword by Justice A. K. Sikri, Judge, Supreme Court of India.
This splendid work discusses in detail the issue of climate change and gives an overview of challenges and possibilities in controlling these changes. The book can be divided into three parts: 1) conceptual analysis of UNFCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change), Kyoto Protocol and related principles, 2) experiences of various countries including China, Nigeria, Indonesia, Iran etc., in dealing with the implementation of UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol and 3) human rights aspects of climate change.
• Critical evaluation of the socio-legal aspects of climate change and human rights. • Analyses international law and policy including UNFCCC, Conference of the Parties (COPs) and Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) from the viewpoint of population issues. • Examines Indian law and policy on climate change. • Analyses the problems of climate refugees. • Explores the relationship between growing population and climate change. • ‘Introduction’ by Mr. Mohan Parasaran, former Solicitor General of India, discusses the Indian judiciary’s role in controlling climate change and taxation for climate change. • Mr. Sidharth Luthra, former Additional Solicitor General, has given a brief and crisp summary of various chapters in the ‘Epilogue’ to the book.
Table Of Contents:
I. Justifying Climate Cooperation: Competing Narratives in a Divided World
II. UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol & Developing Countries: Human Solidarity in a Divided World
III. Revisiting the No-Responsibility for Climate Change under Common but Differentiated Responsibility
IV. UNFCCC and Precautionary Principle
V. Analysing Kyoto Protocol and Its Negotiation Process: With Special Emphasis on its Compliance System
VI. Mitigation of Climatic Change: Exploring Laws and Policies of China and India in Changing Paradigm
VII. Current Achievements and Future Challenges: an Appraisal of China’s Pilot Regional Carbon Emission Trading System
VIII. The Local Government Policy to Perform Environmental Performance in REDD+Program in the Context of Unitary State of Indonesia
IX. The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and the Challenge of Compliance with the CDM Rules in Nigeria
X. Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Versus of the International Kyoto Protocol in the Persian Gulf Region: Problems and Prospects
XI. Indonesian Climate Law and Institutional Arrangement
XII. The Role of Nigerian Judiciary in Mitigating Climate Change and Post-2015 Lessons for Other Developing Countries
XIII. Climate Change and Human Rights: Issues of Attribution and Jurisdiction
XIV. Human Rights and Climate Change
XV. Climate change, Migration and Environmental Justice
XVI. Impacts of Climate Change on Fisheries and Fishermen in the Coastal Zone of Bangladesh: A Study after Three Devastating Cyclones
XVII. State Responsibility for Global Climate Change: A Case Study of Nepal with Special Focus on Displacements of Indigenous Groups
XVIII. The Role of Social Protection Mechanisms in Climate Change Mitigation in India
XIX. Re-Structuring the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Based on the Right of Nature – A Nature Rights-Based Approach to Combat Climate Change
XX. Population Growth, Climate Change and the Law With Special Reference to India