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Author: Nilüfer Oral

is likely to result in their partial or full depopulation. Moreover, the problem is not one that lies in the future, as the effects of sea-level rise are already being experienced in certain regions. This article examines the existing international law framework in relation to adaptation under the

In: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
Authors: Grant Dawson and Rachel Laut

OBAMA (2014) 1 ∵ Introduction Climate change will manifest in diverse ways and have distinct impacts on various regions and populations. In this context, human mobility can be an empowered adaptation strategy; or, at the other end of the spectrum, it can be an unwelcome necessity for

In: Journal of International Humanitarian Legal Studies

primary methodology to attain sustainable coastal development, and how they further adaptation to sea level rise. The article argues that, as it stands, India’s coastal law is ineffective to further these two objectives. Keywords India, integrated coastal zone management, climate change, sea level rise

In: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law
Author: Jan McDonald

1 Introduction The legal dimensions of adapting to the impacts of climate change have been late arrivals to Australian climate law. ‘Adaptation law’ continues to be the poor relative of mitigation law, policy, practice, and scholarship, lacking a clearly defined scope, the moral authority and

In: Climate Law

* I am extremely grateful to the people across Alaska who were willing to talk with me about anv relocation and adaptation, especially Chief Pj Simon of Allakaket. This work was made possible by a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Sectoral Applications Research

In: Climate Law

some of the negative impacts of climate change are already being felt, especially in the developing world, and that developed countries have an obligation to provide concrete and significant adaptation support. The past decade, in particular, has seen the creation of a number of initiatives on

In: Climate Law
Author: Cezary Mik

, the League of Nations faced many challenges. Many attempts were made to deal with these. Some remained proposals, others ultimately took the shape of the League’s reforms and adaptations. In this context it might be interesting to consider in what sense the League possessed a capacity for reform and

In: International Community Law Review
Author: Martin O. Oulu

Mainstreaming climate change adaptation into policies and development planning processes is widely acknowledged and advocated as an important means of addressing the myriad impacts of climate change.Kenya, like many developing countries, is very vulnerable to climate change and urgently needs to adapt. However, the country’s adaptation mainstreaming efforts are still nascent and largely insufficient. Through a literature review and key informant interviews, this paper identifies Kenya’s potential climateadaptation mainstreaming entry-points and investigates the normative, organizational, and procedural mainstreaming strategies employed. This is done from a horizontal Climate Policy Integration perspective. Three potential mainstreaming entry-points, among them Kenya Vision 2030, the current development blueprint, are identified. The results indicate that while political commitment to, and strategic vision on, climate adaptation is present as exemplified by high-profile champions and the development of the National Climate Change Response Strategy, institutional set-ups remain fragmented and inadequate. Of particular importance is the need to anchor coordination efforts for climate change adaptation in a highlevel and cross-sectoral office. Ex-ante assessment procedures, such as Strategic Environment Assessment and Environment Impact Assessment, should incorporate robust climate vulnerability assessments and adaptation requirements.

In: Climate Law

Adaptation to climate change is a complex process of societal change and should be studied as such. Attention to issues of climate adaptation has increased considerably over the past few years. Until now, less attention has been paid to questions concerning normative issues of societal change. In this paper we will address three important questions on the normative level: (a) What kind of legal and policy principles should public and private actors take to heart when formulating and implementing adaptation measures? (b) Which societal interests should be protected by a climate-adaptation policy and in what order? (c) To what extent are governments responsible for adaptation to climate change and what are the responsibilities to be borne by private parties and citizens? We will treat these questions from a mix of legal, administrative, and economic perspectives. We conclude with some recommendations on how to deal with these normative aspects in policy-making processes.

In: Climate Law
Author: Maciej Mikuła
In this volume, Maciej Mikuła analyses the extant texts of the Ius municipale Magdeburgense, the most important collection of Magdeburg Law in late medieval Poland. He discusses the different translation traditions of the collection; the application of Magdeburg Law in different cities; how differences between the versions could affect the application of the rights; and how the invention of printing influenced the principle of legal certainty. Mikuła ultimately shows that the differences between the texts not only influenced legal practice, but also bear out how complex the process was of the adaptation of Magdeburg Law.