"Fossil fuel consumption is an increasingly volatile issue, and its subsidisation continues to be challenged by lobbyists and activists. This timely book provides an empirically-grounded and theoretically-informed account of international law sources, mechanisms, initiatives and institutions relevant to the practice of subsidising fossil fuel consumption and production. This book offers a wide-ranging analysis and critique of polycentric international responses to environmentally harmful fossil fuel subsidies. Drawing on interviews with officers and representatives of a wide range of institutions involved in subsidy reform, as well a broad range of cabinet papers and diplomatic correspondence, Vernon Rive dissects and maps the activities of the international legal and governance framework relevant to fossil fuel subsidy reform. Featuring sustained and comprehensive analysis throughout, the book considers the existing WTO framework's potential to legally challenge fossil fuel subsidy practices. This engaging book will be indispensable to researchers in law with a particular interest in the frameworks that underpin and challenge fossil fuel subsidies. Furthermore, it will provide critical insight for legal practitioners and policymakers operating in international trade and environment policy, as well as wider global climate change networks"-- Provided by publisher.
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Contents: Part I: Background and foundations 1. Introduction 2. Historical and global overview of fossil fuel subsidies 3. Operation and critiques of fossil fuel subsidies Part II: Mapping and assessing international responses to fossil fuel subsidies 4. The international legal and governance framework 5. Fossil fuel subsidies under the existing WTO framework 6. Beyond the ASCM: Fossil fuel subsidies under accession processes, preferential trade agreements, and prospects for trade law reform 7. The friends of fossil fuel subsidy reform 8. International peer reviews of fossil fuel subsidies 9. Conclusions Index.
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