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As frustration mounts in some quarters at the perceived inadequacy or speed of international action on climate change, and as the likelihood of significant impacts grows, the focus is increasingly turning to liability for climate change damage. Actual or potential climate change liability implicates a growing range of actors, including governments, industry, businesses, non-governmental organisations, individuals and legal practitioners. Climate Change Liability provides an objective, rigorous and accessible overview of the existing law and the direction it might take in seventeen developed and developing countries and the European Union. In some jurisdictions, the applicable law is less developed and less the subject of current debate. In others, actions for various kinds of climate change liability have already been brought, including high profile cases such as Massachusetts v. EPA in the United States. Each chapter explores the potential for and barriers to climate change liability in private and public law.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Jutta Brunnée, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord, Lavanya Rajamani The scientific basis for climate change liability / Myles Allen Overview of legal issues relevant to climate change / Jutta Brunnée, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord, Lavanya Rajamani Policy considerations / Jutta Brunnée, Silke Goldberg, Richard Lord, Lavanya Rajamani Australia / Ross Abbs, Peter Cashman and Tim Stephens China / Deng Haifeng India / Lavanya Rajamani and Shibani Ghosh Indonesia / Mas Achmad Santosa, Josi Khatarina and Sjarief Rifqi Assegaf Japan / Yukari Takamura Egypt / Dalia Farouk and Lamiaa Youssef Israel / Issachar Rosen-Zvi Kenya / Patricia Kameri-Mbote and Collins Odote South Africa / Jan Glazewski and Debbie Collier European Union law / Ludwig Krämer Germany / Hans-Joachim Koch, Michael Lührs and Roda Verheyen Poland / Bartosz Kuraś, Maciej Szewczyk, Dominik Walkowski, Tomasz Wardyński, Izabela Zielińska-Barloźk. England / Silke Goldberg and Richard Lord Russia / Fiona Mucklow Cheremeteff, Max Gutbrod, Daria Ratsiborinskaya, Sergei Sitnikov Canada / Meinhard Doelle, Dennis Mahony and Alex Smith United States of America / Michael B. Gerrard and Gregory E. Wannier Brazil / Yanko Marcius de Alencar Xavier and Pedro Lucas de Moura Soares Mexico / José Juan González Marquez.