Type: Working Paper
Revising international environmental law through the paradigm of ecological sustainability
Working Paper, EUI AEL, 2013/05, TRANSWORLD Project
MONTINI, Massimiliano, Revising international environmental law through the paradigm of ecological sustainability, EUI AEL, 2013/05, TRANSWORLD Project - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/27458
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International environmental law is undergoing a serious crisis. In order to improve its “environmental effectiveness”, the adoption of a new founding paradigm is necessary. The new paradigm ought to be based on the concept of “ecological sustainability”, grounded on the duty to protect and restore the integrity of the eco-systems. Besides setting the framework for the revision of international environmental law on the basis of the “ecological sustainability” paradigm, this paper focuses on its application in climate change law. In this sense, a critical analysis is provided on the application of the most relevant flexibility mechanisms foreseen at international level by the Kyoto Protocol, namely the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Emissions Trading, as well as of the most interesting instruments applied at EU level, namely the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) and Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/27458
Series/Number: EUI AEL; 2013/05; TRANSWORLD Project
Keyword(s): International environmental law Environmental effectiveness Sustainable development Ecological sustainability Climate change law
Grant number: FP7/290454
Sponsorship and Funder information:
The Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship and its Role in Shaping Global Governance (TRANSWORLD) project is funded by the European Union’s 7th Framework Programme under grant agreement no. 290454.