'Paris Compatible' Climate Change Acts?
National Framework Legislation in an International World
Duwe, Matthias, and Ralph Bodle. "‘Paris Compatible’ Climate Change Acts?: National Framework Legislation in an International World." In National Climate Change Acts: The Emergence, Form and Nature of National Framework Climate Legislation, edited by Thomas L Muinzer, 43–68. Global Energy Law and Policy. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2020. Accessed August 31, 2022. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781509941742.ch-002.
National framework laws represent the most concrete form in which climate governance systems are being established. Globally, the number of such framework laws is growing, with the majority arising around the time of the adoption of the Paris Agreement or shortly thereafter – especially those that include a long-term time horizon (e.g., 2050). Even without a detailed empirical analysis, arguably there has been an evident 'Paris momentum' behind the spread of these national climate laws. In chapter 2 "‘Paris Compatible’ Climate Change Acts? National Framework Legislation in an International World" of the book "National Climate Change Acts. The Emergence, Form and Nature of National Framework Climate Legislation", Matthias Duwe and Dr. Ralph Bodle show how national climate policy is at least partly determined by obligations at the supranational level, in particular of the European Union (EU), and at the international level.
This groundbreaking book collects contributions from many of the world’s leading climate and energy law scholars and provides the first major study of national Climate Change Acts. This cutting-edge type of legislation originated with the first Climate Change Act framework, which was passed in the United Kingdom in 2008, and is intended to enable the law to grapple effectively with one of the great problems of our times – anthropogenic climate change.