Climate Change Liability

Climate Change Liability
Author : Michael G. Faure
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages : 287
Release : 2011
ISBN 10 : 1849802866
ISBN 13 : 9781849802864
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This book sheds new light on the growing issue of using liability as a tool for both preventing and compensating for the damage caused by climate change. Michael Faure and Marjan Peeters have brought together a selection of expert contributors who explore a variety of both national and European perspectives on the topic.Climate change liability is no longer only a theoretical idea since climate change litigation has become so hotly debated and this book examines to what extent it can be used for mitigation and adaptation issues. Chapters discuss the potential role of liability within various legal systems, like the national systems of the USA and The Netherlands, but also EU and ECHR law. Liability is outlined in a broad perspective since not only compensation for damage suffered by plaintiffs is discussed, but also the need for prevention in order to obtain a reduction of greenhouse gases.This well-documented work will be invaluable to law and environmental science students, researchers, lawyers and civil servants.