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Contemporary issues in climate change law and policy : essays inspired by the IPCC

Author: Robin Kundis Craig; Stephen R Miller
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Environmental Law Institute, 2016.
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This volume contributes to a constructive and helpful discussion about how to address the climate change challenge.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law and Policy.
Washington, D.C. : Environmental Law Institute, 2016
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Kundis Craig; Stephen R Miller
ISBN: 1634609409 9781634609401
OCLC Number: 948247992
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; About the Authors; Chapter 1: Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and the IPCCâ#x80;#x99;s Fifth Assessment Report; I. Three Models of Sustainable Development and the Role of the Environment; II. Sustainable Development and the Anthropocene; III. The IPCC, Sustainable Development, and Climate Change: The Fourth Assessment Report (2007); IV. The IPCC, Sustainable Development, and Climate Change: The Fifth Assessment Report (2014); V. Incorporating Resilience and Transformation; VI. Conclusion Chapter 2: Creating Legal Pathways to a Zero-Carbon FutureI. The Challenge of the Carbon Budget; II. Sustainable Development as a Framework for Addressing the Carbon Budget; A. A Decisionmaking Framework; B. A More Attractive Approach Than Conventional Development; III. Deep Decarbonization Scenarios; IV. Translating Decarbonization Scenarios Into Law; A. Incorporation of Backcasting Into Law and Policymaking; B. Use of Legal Scenarios; V. Conclusion; Chapter 3: Thinking Ecosystems, Providing Water: The Water Infrastructure Imperative; I. Water Infrastructure and Infrastructure Accounting II. Recognizing Ecosystem Services as a Preparedness NecessityIII. Greening the Gray: Climate Preparedness Through Ecosystem Services Implementation; A. Low Impact Development; B. Urban Forests as Water Infrastructure; C. City Creation and Infrastructure Planning; IV. Conclusion; Chapter 4: Flexible Conservation in Uncertain Times; I. Creating Flexible Response Tools; A. Adaptive Management and Resilience; B. Ensuring Performance; II. Techniques and Concepts; A. Public Trust Doctrine; B. Payments for Ecosystem Services; C. Conservation Easements D. Reducing Emissions From Deforestation and Forest Degradation: REDD+E. Biodiversity Offsets; F. Debt-for-Nature Swaps; G. Community-Based Natural Resource Management; III. A Coda on Equity; IV. Conclusion; Chapter 5: The Local Official and Climate Change; I. Reading the Fifth Assessment as a Local Official; II. Restricted Technical Capacities; III. Ineffective Institutions for Regulating or Planning Land Use; A. Overcoming Ineffective Commission and Permitting Structures; B. Overcoming Ineffective Public Participation; C. Overcoming Staff Reluctance to Engage D. The Fifth Assessmentâ#x80;#x99;s ContributionsIV. The Lack of Political Will; V. Conclusion; Chapter 6: Taming the Super-Wicked Problem of Waterfront Hazard Mitigation Planning: The Role of Municipal Communication Strategies; I. Using the Construct of â#x80;#x9C;Wickedâ#x80;#x9D; Policy Problems to Shift Waterfront Development Policy to a New Equilibrium; A. Time Is Running Out; B. The Same Actors Both Cause and Seek to Solve the Problem; C. Weak or Nonexistent Central Authority to Address the Problem; D. Irrational Discounting of Climate-Related Waterfront Risks Pushes Responses Into the Future II. Coastal Citiesâ#x80;#x99; Commitment to Rebuild Can Reinforce Maladaptive Path-Dependent Processes and Fail to Take Advantage of a Window of Opportunity to Entrench Support for More Resilient Waterfront Policies
Responsibility: by Robin Kundis Craig and Stephen R. Miller, Editors.


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