• Publication frequency quarterly
  • approx. 70 pages
  • ISSN 1864-9904
  • Language: English

“CCLR is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus specifically on climate law and, if I may say so, has been doing a terrific job over the past 14 years“ – Patrick Toussaint

We would like to officially welcome Patrick, our new Managing Editor of CCLR who has taken up this position since April 2020.

Patrick is a Research Associate at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) Potsdam
based in Germany and is completing a PhD in international climate change law at the University of Eastern Finland.

Check the full interview here Interview Patrick

 

 

CCLR 2/2020

Issue 2/2020 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review in 2020 is out now. The issue features contributions on geoengineering and the public trust doctrine, the recent Rocky Hill decision, the New Zealand oil exploration ban and agricultural sector deal and justice in emissions trading design.

The issue also includes the first piece of our new feature Practitioners Perspective’s and an update on legislative and policy developments in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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About CCLR – Carbon & Climate Law Review

As climate law and policies evolve around the globe, attention is shifting from their conceptual design to the challenges of implementation. Where theoretical concerns once dominated, legal professionals are now called upon to ensure smooth operation of the regulatory framework. Law provides the requisite framework to structure deals in climate finance and the carbon market, anchor adaptation requirements in land use and disaster planning rules, structure mitigation efforts such as REDD+, or balance the risks and opportunities of emerging technologies such as geoengineering and carbon capture and sequestration.

Aims & Scope

Published on a quarterly basis under the guidance of a distinguished editorial board, CCLR brings together representatives from the legal discipline and other stakeholders in one specialised journal, allowing them to engage in a dynamic debate on the law of climate change.

Topics covered by the journal include:

  • emissions trading,
  • clean development mechanism,
  • climate change,
  • climate regulatory & policy framework,
  • Carbon Dioxide Capture & Storage (CCS),
  • greenhouse gases,
  • Reducing Emissions from Deforestation & Degradation (REDD).

CCLR’s Target Audience

CCLR is aimed at anyone with an interest in the legal aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation. This includes, but is not limited to, areas such as emissions trading, regulatory and policy developments and international climate negotiations. As such, CCLR acts as a forum for practitioners, legal experts and academics working in the field.

CCLR’s Structure

Responding to the demand for a discussion forum on these issues, the Carbon & Climate Law Review strikes a balance between the interests of practitioners and a more doctrinal focus, alternating legal policy recommendations with timely articles on climate policy and on the legal aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation. A section on current developments updates readers on recent developments, political decisions, new literature and relevant events. Most importantly, however, the Carbon & Climate Law Review brings together representatives from the legal discipline and other stakeholders in one specialised journal, allowing them to engage in a dynamic debate on climate law and policy.

Editors

Managing Editor

Patrick Toussaint, IASS Potsdam, Germany

Editor-in-Chief

Michael Mehling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, USA

Associate Editors

Lennart Wegener, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
Lisa Benjamin,
Dalhousie University, Canada
Camilla Bausch
, Ecologic-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Andrew Gilder, Climate Law, South Africa
Leonardo Massai, Lille Catholic University, Lille, France
Benoit Mayer, Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
Jeffrey McGee, University of Tasmania, Australia
Damilola Olawuyi, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar
Maria Eugenia Recio, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Olivia Rumble – University of Cape Town, South Africa
Marion Lemoine-Schonne, CNRS IODE University of Rennes, France
Christopher Tung, K&L Gates, Hong Kong
Karl Upston-Hooper, Camco Clean Energy, Finland
Avi Zevin, NYU School of Law, USA

Editorial Board

Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland
Thomas L. Brewer, Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA
William Burns, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, USA
Geert van Calster, K.U. Leuven, Belgium
Javier de Cendra, IE Law School, Madrid, Spain
Kyle W. Danish, Van Ness Feldman, Washington DC, USA
Elisabeth DeMarco, DeMArco Allan LLP, Canada
David M. Driesen, Syracuse University College of Law, New York, USA
Astrid Epiney, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Alliance Washington DC, USA
Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia University, New York, USA
Joyeeta Gupta, Free University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anthony Hobley, Mission Possible Platform, World Economic Forum, United Kingdom
Simon Marr, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Berlin, Germany
Annie Petsonk, Environmental Defense, Washington DC, USA
Leonie Reins, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Michael Rodi, University of Greifswald, Germany
Leonie Reins, Tilburg University, the Netherlands
Joëlle de Sépibus, World Trade Institute, University of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Francesco Sindico, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Wolf Friedrich Spieth, Posser Spieth Wolfers & Partners, Berlin, Germany
Charlotte Streck, Climate Focus, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
William L. Thomas, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington DC, USA
Stefan E. Weishaar, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
Martijn Wilder, Pollination in Sydney, Australia

Executive Editor

Jakob McKernan, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin, Germany

Latest Articles

Issue Article
1/2020 COP25 in Search of Lost Time for Action: An Assessment of the Madrid Climate Conference
1/2020 The Paris Rulebook’s Rules on Transparency: A Compliance Pull?
1/2020 L’affaire du Siècle: French Climate Litigation between Continuity and Legal Innovations
1/2020 Recommendations for Effectively Resolving Climate Change Disputes Against Investors
1/2020 The Development of a Quasi-Loss and Damage Compensatory System for Developing Countries through Climate Litigation
4/2019 Facilitating African Climate Change Adaptation Through Framework Laws
4/2019 Climate Change Law in Uganda
4/2019 The Kenya Climate Change Act 2016: Emerging Lessons From a Pioneer Law
4/2019 Comparative Approaches to Carbon Taxation in Canada and South Africa: Balancing National Aspirations with Global Realities
3/2019 From ETS to Carbon Coalitions: Carbon Market Standards Will Improve Over Time
3/2019 Enhancing Climate Adaptation through the Paris Agreement Market Approaches: Opportunities for COP 25 and Beyond
3/2019 Negative Impact of Land Clearing and Deforestation on the Great Barrier Reef
3/2019 Personal Carbon Trading: The Holy Grail for Severe Emission Reductions?
2/2019 Is the Decisive Issue in Geoengineering Debates Really One of Representation of Nature? Gaia Against (or With?) Prometheus?
2/2019 Governing a Mirage? False Promises of Negative Emissions Technologies
2/2019 Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage: Existing and Emerging Legal Principles
2/2019 The Stormy Emergence of Geoengineering in the International Law of the Sea
2/2019 General Articles ∙ Urgenda II and its Discontents
1/2019 Paris Agreement: Ship Moves Out of the Drydock
1/2019 The Role of By-Laws in Enhancing the Integration of Indigenous Knowledge
6. April 2020

CCLR 1/2020 – Climate Change and Litigation

Strategic litigation has become an increasingly popular way for citizens and civil society groups to influence climate policy and to hold governments to account. Reflecting the sharp rise in cases across the globe this first issue of the Carbon & climate Law Review – CCLR includes three contributions offering analysis on the development of quasi-loss and damage compensatory system, climate litigation in France and on resolving disputes between investors. This issue’s lead article offers a detailed and comprehensive account of COP25. Also in this issue: current developments in Carbon & Climate Law, book reviews and a list of new publications.

 
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8. January 2020

CCLR 4/2019 – Special: Africa

This Special Issue of CCLR, drafted primarily by African legal practitioners and scholars, directly engages with how a number of African countries have sought to address climate change at a national level. It does so by providing a limited overview of, and critical reflection on, recent developments in climate change legislation and regulation in the region.

 
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25. October 2019

CCLR 3/2019 – Closing the Ambition Gap

Closing the ambition gap and adapting to the growing impacts of climate change are two of the most vexing and critical challenges in the current climate debate. Articles in this issue of the Carbon and Climate Law Review squarely address both challenges, offering analysis and discussing potential solutions from a legal perspective. All articles in this issue highlight pivotal governance and regulatory challenges we face as we proceed down the difficult path towards decarbonizing our economies and making our world more resilient to climate change. In doing so, they underscore that no simple solutions are apparent, and that no response to climate change is free of complex normative questions and intricate links to other vested aspirations.  
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16. July 2019

CCLR 2/2019- Special: Regulating Climate Engineering: An Interdisciplinary Analysis

Can technological solutions halt climate change and its impact on the environment? The aim of this special issue of the Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR) is not to answer this question, but to underline the implications of the increasing ‘techno solutions’ discourse and to offer an analysis of the state of knowledge at the intersection of three approaches: epistemological, political and legal. Taking an epistemological approach, Sébastien Dutreuil’s article places the representations of earth, driven by different promoters and detractors of the climate technologies, in a historical and conceptual context. On a political level, the risks of the unilateral use of these techniques by States and companies are highlighted by Daniel Compagnon. Tackling the issue from a legal point of view, Benoît Mayer’s contribution to this issue provides a comprehensive overview of the rules of international law that apply to the deployment of BECCS. Also taking a legal approach, Sophie Gambardella’s article focuses on the applicability of international environment law and the international law of the sea to engineering proposals in regard to ocean-related matters. The special issue is complimented by an In the Market’ report from China by Christopher Tung and Loveday Liu.  
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12. April 2019

CCLR 1/2019 – Affirming Existing Climate Solutions

With its track record of climate disruption and unabated emissions growth, 2018 might sow doubt about the viability of meaningful climate action. And yet, by following a trajectory from international cooperation to efforts at the national and subnational level, and even to the role of traditional indigenous practices, the articles in this issue collectively affirm both the importance and availability of climate solutions that transcend all geographic, political and cultural boundaries. In addition to articles on COP 24, indigenous knowledge in climate solutions, liability and responsibility, climate change and the Security Council and discontinuity and conflict in U.S. climate policy, this issue includes reports on legal developments in Europe and internationally.  

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20. December 2018

CCLR 4/2018 – Climate Change Impacts

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C this past October, it recited a familiar message, but expressed that message in the direst terms yet: climate change impacts are already being felt around the world, exacting a considerable toll on natural and human systems. If we are to avoid this outcome it is clear we need effective policies. Featuring articles on the political economy of carbon pricing, fiduciary duties incumbent on pension fund trustees, non-adversarial parametric Insurance schemes and agricultural policies in climate governance, this issue illustrates the challenges that politics pose to drawing up policies to meet challenges outlined in the IPCC report.


View all articles of CCLR 4/2018 HERE.
30. October 2018

CCLR 3/2018 – Special Issue on the Paris Rulebook

Between 3 – 14 December climate negotiators from around the world will once again meet at the annual Conference of Parties (COP). Taking place in Katowice, this year’s COP is expected to finalize the rules for implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change under the Paris Agreement work programme (PAWP), otherwise known as the Paris Rulebook. With this in mind we have dedicated a Special Issue to exploring a variety of issues that make up the ‘Rulebook’, including further guidance for the contents and features of Parties’ five-yearly nationally determined contributions (NDCs), accounting rules, modalities for the Agreement’s review mechanisms (transparency framework, global stocktake and implementation and compliance mechanism), and rules for the operation of the new cooperative mechanisms established by the Agreement. With COP24 fast approaching, this special issue offers an excellent preparatory guide for those attending the conference or interested in its outcomes.

View all articles of CCLR 3/18 HERE
26. June 2018

CCLR2/2018 – International Climate Diplomacy and Carbon Currency Market

Over the last two decades a multifaceted legal regime which governs, regulates and steers climate action has emerged. Featuring articles, amongst others, on international climate diplomacy, climate litigation, the implementation of REDD+ and the international carbon currency market, the latest issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review is reflective of the scope of this regime. In addition to the six in depth articles, Issue 2/2018 also includes updates on developments in North and Latin America as well two book reviews.

View all articles of the current issue CCLR 2/2018.
19. March 2018

CCLR 1/2018 – 1.5°C target

CCLR 1/2018 is a Special Issue on the legal aspects of the hotly debated 1.5°C target. All countries recognise the existence of climate change, its anthropogenic nature and the need for international action on climate change mitigation. Nevertheless, the level of global ambition on climate change mitigation has been the object of a protracted debate. This issue offers six in depth Articles on these ambitions. Specific topics of discussion include, the risk of unintended consequences, carbon pricing and its potential as an instrument of deep decarbonisation in line with the 1.5°C target and national legal frameworks which seek to turn NDCs into reality.

View all articles of the current issue CCLR 1/2018.

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