xxiv, 457 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Climate change law, policy, and practice series ; vol. 5.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references, bibliography (pages 391-437), and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Chapter 1. Climate change and uncertainty: defining the framework setting of a global problem. 1. Introduction - 2. The terminology of climate change - 3. A brief history of scientific evidence of climate change - 4. Measuring and forecasting climate change: the actual, calculated, and estimated consequences - 5. The thin line between ignorance, ambiguity risk, and uncertainty - 6. The particularities of climate change risks and uncertainties - 7. Efforts to govern climate change despite uncertainties - 8. Conclusion Ch. 2. The precautionary principle as a measure to handle uncertainty. 1. Introduction. - 2. Responding to societal needs: from prevention to precaution - 3. The development and core elements of the precautionary principle as an instrument to regulate uncertainty - 4. The legal status and judicial application of the precautionary principle - 5. The precautionary principle in climate change policy - 6. Countering common criticism on the precautionary principle - 7. The risk trade-offs inherent in the precautionary principle - 8. The main modalities of the precautionary principle - 9. Conclusion Ch. 3. Establishing the conditions of liability law in the face of climate change uncertainties. 1. Introduction - 2. Climate change liability constellations and the goals of liability law - 3. Identifying the most problematical aspects of climate change liability requirements - 4. Climate change litigation with relevance to liability claims - 5. Conclusion Ch. 4. The precautionary principle and climate change liability. 1. Introduction - 2. The general recognition of the precautionary principle in liability law literature - 3. Climate change liability with the precautionary principle - 4. Climate change liability from the precautionary principle - 5. The effect of the interpretative uncertainty of the precautionary principle on judicial decisions - 6. What version of the precautionary principle to choose? - 7. The added value of the precautionary principle for the future of climate change liability - 8. One among several- alternative means of compensation - 9. Conclusion.
K955 .H367 2011
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