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Special Issue 2/2019- 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.

View the full content of CCLR 2/2019


Call for Papers Special Issue
The Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and the Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR) welcome abstract proposals for a Special Issue on Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Trading in China.

See all details inside the document: CCLR Special Issue

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).

Citation and Indexing

CCLR is abstracted & indexed widely in research platforms, including:

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.


Managing Editor

Michael Mehling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge

Associate Editors

Harro van Asselt, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu
Lisa Benjamin,
Dalhousie University
Camilla Bausch
, Ecologic-Institute, Berlin
Andrew Gilder, Climate Law, South Africa
Ilan Gutherz, Van Ness Feldman, Washington, D.C.
Leonardo Massai, Lille Catholic University, Lille
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, GreenStream Network, Helsinki
Avi Zevin, NYU School of Law, USA

Editorial Board

Thomas L. Brewer, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, Geneva
William Burns, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Geert van Calster, K.U. Leuven
Javier de Cendra, IE Law School, Madrid
Kyle W. Danish, Van Ness Feldman, Washington, D.C.
Elisabeth DeMarco, Macleod Dixon, Toronto
David M. Driesen, Syracuse University College of Law, New York
Astrid Epiney, University of Fribourg
David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Alliance Washington, D.C.
Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia University, New York
Joyeeta Gupta, Free University of Amsterdam
Anthony Hobley, Carbon Tracker Initiative, London
Simon Marr, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Berlin
Annie Petsonk, Environmental Defense, Washington, D.C.
Leonie Reins, Tilburg University
Michael Rodi, University of Greifswald
Leonie Reins, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Joëlle de Sépibus, World Trade Institute, University of Berne, Berne Switzerland
Francesco Sindico, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Wolf Friedrich Spieth, Freshfields, Bruckhaus, Deringer, Berlin
Charlotte Streck, Climate Focus, Rotterdam
William L. Thomas, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, Washington, D.C.,
Stefan E. Weishaar, University of Groningen
Martijn Wilder, Baker & McKenzie, Sydney

Executive Editor

Jakob McKernan, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin

12. April 2019

Issue 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.   View the full content of CCLR 1/2019 Become an Author for CCLR and view our Call for Papers
20. Dezember 2018

Issue 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. Oktober 2018

Issue 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. Juni 2018

Issue 2/2018 – 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. März 2018

Issue 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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