Climate Change, Ozone Depletion and Air Pollution

Legal Commentaries with Policy and Science Considerations

This book offers a principal collection of all of the material necessary to understand the legal debates on climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution within their scientific and policy contexts. The mountain of information coming out of the respective regimes on climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution is monumental. This work attempts to assemble all of the important documents and resolutions generated by the various regimes, analyze them and provide enough background information to understand the issue and its context.
The book provides guidance to those actively involved or interested in the negotiations to come to better regimes for climate change, ozone depletion and air pollution.
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Biographical Note

Alexander Gillespie is Professor of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Table of contents

Preface,
Abbreviations,
Official Citations for Meeting Reports,
Legal Instruments Cited in this Book,
Part I: Science and Analysis,
I. Basics,
II. The Constituents of the Problems,
III. Natural and Anthropogenic Influences,
IV. The Calculation of Pollutants,
V. Impacts,
VI. Ecological Safety Limits,
VII. Scientific Investigation,
VIII. The Precautionary Principle,
Part II: Law,
IX. Restrictions in Pollutants,
X. Compliance,
XI. The Evolutionary Nature of the Instruments,
XII. Financing the Regimes,
XIII. Country Groupings and Classifications,
XIV. Non-Governmental Organizations,
XV. Funding Assistance,
XVI. Technology Transfer,
XVII. Flexibility Mechanisms,
XVIII. Trade Related Issues,
Part III: Options,
XIX. Technological Efficiency and Change,
XX. The Limits of Efficiencies and Change With Technological Options,
XXII. Sinks, Index.

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