• English
  • Deutsch
Facebook icon
LinkedIn icon
Twitter icon
YouTube icon
Header image Ecologic

A Climate of Change – North America and Transatlantic Cooperation

A Climate of Change – North America and Transatlantic Cooperation

The latest issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review (CCLR) provides an up-to-date analysis of recent developments in greenhouse gas regulation and climate policies in Canada and the United States, identifying new opportunities for transatlantic cooperation. Michael Mehling, president of the Ecologic Institute in Washington, D.C., edited this issue of the CCLR.

A former pioneer of ambitious and innovative environmental policies, the United States has gained prominence as the sole remaining industrialized nation that has not ratified the Kyoto Protocol, while Canada has seen its climate policy become hostage to internal strife between the ruling party and the opposition, threatening an open violation of its international reduction commitments. It should not surprise, then, that North America has frequently been described as a laggard on climate change.

But as so often, simplified perceptions fail to give an accurate reflection of complex political and legal realities. Contributions to this special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review draw a more optimistic picture of North American climate policy: a picture of change and transition, as vibrant initiatives emerge on a number of levels – regional and local, public and private – and create new opportunities for transatlantic cooperation. In a profile section created specifically for this issue, moreover, several influential commentators and decision makers from both sides of the Atlantic offer their views on pending challenges and opportunities.

This journal is available for purchase at Lexxion – The Legal Publisher for 97.37 Euro.

Keywords: climate change, carbon market, climate policy, legal policy, carbon trading, greenhouse gas, regulations

Citation: Mehling, Michael (ed.) 2008: A Climate of Change - North America and Transatlantic Cooperation. Carbon and Climate Law Review. 2. Berlin: Lexxion - The Legal Publisher.
Authors: Jason Anderson, Martin Bergfelder, Senator Jeff Bingaman, Sven Bode, Grant Boyle, Alain Brophy, Kathleen Cardamone, Sandra Cavalieri, Jos Cozijnsen, Kaitlin Gregg, Andrea Hudson Campbell, Lars Dietrich, Arne Jungjohann, M. J. Mace, Leonardo Massai, Jonas Meckling, Michael Mehling, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Alexander Ochs, Nigel Purvis, Elias L. Quinn, Lea Rosenbohm, Artur Runge-Metzger, Francesco Sindico, Scott Stone, Mary Anne Sullivan, Tauna Szymanski, Peter Zapfel
Year: 2008
Published in: Carbon & Climate Law Review
Editor: Michael Mehling
Volume: 2
Issue: 2
Pages: 110
Language: English
Publisher: Lexxion – The Legal Publisher
Place (of publisher): Berlin
ISBN / ISSN: 1864-9904
Reference type: Edited Book
Price: Euro 97,37

Table of contents:

  • Preface (Senator Jeff Bingaman, Artur Runge-Metzger)
  • Editorial (Michael Mehling)
  • U.S. Efforts on Climate Change: New Beginnings and Enduring Realities (Tauna Szymanski and Scott Stone)
  • The Canadian Regulatory Framework for Carbon Trading: Sailing Away from Consensus (Alain Brophy)
  • Progress on the Path to the “Full Portfolio“: Utilities Prepare for Climate Change Regulation (Mary Anne Sullivan)
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Duties of the State: A Preliminary Review of Alberta’s Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (Grant Boyle)
  • Corporate Policy Preferences in the EU and the US: Emissions Trading as the Climate Compromise? (Jonas Meckling)
  • Market Convergence through the Back Door: Inadvertent Integration of the World’s Carbon Markets under NAFTA (Elias L. Quinn)
  • Transnational Aspects of a Linked Carbon Market (M. J. Mace, Jason Anderson)
  • Regulating Carbon Capture and Storage in the European Union: An Economic and Legal Analysis (Sven Bode, Lars Dietrich)
  • In the Market: ICAP – The International Carbon Action Partnership: Building a Global Carbon Market from the Bottom-up (Martin Bergfelder)
  • Current Developments
  • International (Francesco Sindico)
  • European Union (Leonardo Massai)
  • North America (Andrea Hudson Campbell, Kaitlin Gregg)
  • Profiles in Transatlantic Cooperation (Kathleen Cardamone, Jos Cozijnsen, Sandra Cavalieri, Arne Jungjohann, Sascha Müller-Kraenner, Alexander Ochs, Nigel Purvis, Lea Rosenbohm, Peter Zapfel)
  • Book Reviews
  • New Publications
  • Event Calendar