Criminological and Legal Consequences of Climate Change by Stephen Farrall

By Stephen Farrall

This edited assortment - the results of a 2010 overseas seminar held on the overseas Institute for the Sociology of legislation, Onati, Spain - explores the aptitude felony and criminological outcomes of weather switch, either locally and for the foreign group. a singular characteristic of the publication is the distinction given to the capability synergies among the 2 disciplinary foci, therefore to inspire between felony students and criminologists not just an research of the implications of weather switch from those views, yet to convey those fields jointly to supply a distinct, Ëœinter-disciplinary exploration of the ways that weather swap does, or might, effect our societies. Such an inter-disciplinary technique is critical on condition that weather swap is a multifaceted phenomenon and one that is in detail associated throughout disciplines. to check this subject from the perspective of a unmarried self-discipline restricts the knowledge of the troubles of weather switch. This e-book will determine rising components of outrage, light up parts for additional examine and, such a lot of all, motivate destiny educational dialogue in this most crucial of concerns. (Series: Onati foreign sequence in legislation and Society)

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Int. org. 63 In contrast, internationally there has been a failure even to agree aspirational targets in a soft law instrument, the nonbinding Johannesburg Plan of Implementation adopted at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in 2002. 64 However, its role is confined to the promotion, through information exchange and the sharing of best practices, of widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. Energy Efficiency Despite recognition of the importance of energy efficiency in reducing energy consumption and in combating climate change,65 there has been very little attention paid to this issue at the international level.

32 For excellent analysis of the principle of sustainable development in this regard, see AV Lowe, ‘Sustainable Development and Unsustainable Arguments’ in AE Boyle and D Freestone (eds), International Law and Sustainable Development (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1999). 33 The concept of sustainable development was recognised by the ICJ in Gabcikovo (n 27) and in the ‘Legality of the Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict Advisory Opinion’ (1996) ICJ Rep 1, although it stopped short of recognition of the principle of sustainable development as a matter of customary international law.

Org. 21 There are a considerable number of international treaties addressed to marine pollution, including from energy sources additional to oil transport by sea, at the global and regional levels. See further the discussion in P Birnie, A Boyle and C Redgwell, International Law and the Environment, 3rd edn (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2009) ch 7. 25 In terms of substantive rules of customary international law of particular importance to the energy sector, three in particular may be noted: permanent sovereignty over natural resources;26 the obligation not to cause environmental harm to the territory of other States or to areas beyond national jurisdiction;27 and the duty to notify and cooperate with North American Free Trade Agreement.

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