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CCLR 1/2022 Out Now

Issue 1/2022 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review is out now. The issue features the following contributions:


It also includes Reports on the current developments in Carbon and Climate Law in:


View all articles of CCLR 1/2022 HERE.
Become an author for CCLR and view our Call for Papers



Climate Discours Episode 7 Out Now! Olivia Rumble & Andrew Gilder: Carbon Tax, Climate Finance, Seagulls and Ballet

In this episode of Climate Discourse, Kate talks to Olivia Rumble and Andrew Gilder about the multidisciplinary approach they take to their work, the complexities of the Article 6 rulebook, Andrew’s career as a ballet dancer and how children keep you grounded. 

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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.


Managing Editor

Kate McKenzie, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland


Michael Mehling, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, USA
Michael Rodi, IKEM | Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility, Germany

Associate Editors

Lennart Wegener, Georg August University Göttingen, Germany
Lisa Benjamin,
Lewis & Clark Law School, USA
Camilla Bausch
, Ecologic-Institute, Berlin, Germany
Andrew Gilder, Climate Legal, South Africa
Leonardo Massai, Climalia, Trento, Italy
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 – Climate Legal, South Africa
Marion Lemoine-Schonne, 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, American 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, Resilient LLP, Canada
David M. Driesen, Syracuse University College of Law, New York, USA
Astrid Epiney, University of Freiburg, Switzerland
David Freestone, Sargasso Sea Commission Washington DC, USA
Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia University, New York, USA
Joyeeta Gupta, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Anthony Hobley, World Economic Forum / Carbon Tracket, United Kingdom
Simon Marr, German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safetyt, Berlin, Germany
Leonie Reins, Tilburg University, Netherlands
Michael Rodi, University of Greifswald, Germany
Joëlle de Sépibus, University of Bern, Bern, 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
Patrick Toussaint, UNEP / University of Eastern Finland, Canada
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
1/2022 Regulating Removals: Bundling to Achieve Fungibility in GGR Removal Units
1/2022 The German Federal Constitutional Court’s Decision on the Climate Change Act
1/2022 Towards a European Principle of Independence: The Ongoing Constitutionalisation of an Independent Energy Regulator
1/2022 Turning Promises into Action: ‘Legal Readiness for Climate Finance’ and Implementing the Paris Agreement
1/2022 Differentiation in the NDCs to the Paris Agreement – A Legal and Empirical Analysis
4/2021 Turning Point Glasgow? An Assessment of the Climate Conference COP26
4/2021 From Stakeholders to Rightsholders: Assessing Public Participation in the International Climate Regime
4/2021 A Pathway for Carbon Capture and Storage in Iran: An International Climate Change Law Perspective
4/2021 The Pathway to a Green Gulf: A Review and Analysis of the Evolution of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates’ Climate Change Positions
3/2021 Climate Diplomacy on Hold, But not Climate Change
3/2021 Climate Policy in Iran and the Case for Carbon Pricing
3/2021 Climate Justice Under the Paris Agreement: Framework and Substance
2/2021 Leveraging Existing Approaches and Tools to Secure Climate Justice in Africa
2/2021 Climate Litigation as a Tool for Enforcing Rights of Nature and Environmental Rights by NGOs
2/2021 Xenophobia-Induced Disaster Displacement in Gauteng, South Africa: A Climate Change Litigation Perspective
2/2021 The Future of Climate Change Litigation in Nigeria: COPW v NNPC in the Spotlight
2/2021 The Evolving Locus Standi and Causation Requirements in Kenya: A Precautionary Turn for Climate Change Litigation?
2/2021 Substantial Justice?: Transnational Torts as Climate Litigation
1/2021 Reducing Emissions in the Land Sector: A Case Study of Australia’
1/2021 Innovative U.S. State Laws that Help Move Land Uses Toward Zero Carbon Emissions’
12. August 2021

4 Episode of Climate Discourse is out now!

In this episode, Kate has a discussion with David Driesen on dangers to democracy, the intersection of economics and law and the contemporary challenges of climate policy ...

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19. Mai 2021

CCLR 1/2021 Out Now

Issue 1/2021 of the Carbon and Climate Law Review in 2021 is out now. This Special Issue sheds light on how legislation in the land sector can contribute to achieving “net-zero” GHG emissions through case studies and analyses of legal frameworks in multiple countries and features contributions on: • Reducing Emissions in the Land Sector: A Case Study of AustraliaEnabling Legal Frameworks for Carbon Neutrality in the AFOLU Sector in BrazilHow Does China's Land Use System Respond to Climate Change?Balancing Emissions and Removals in the Land Sector: The View from the EUAssessing Kenyan Law and Practice in the Mainstreaming of a Low Carbon Development Pathway in AgricultureInnovative U.S. State Laws that Help Move Land Uses Toward Zero Carbon Emissions
View all articles of CCLR 1/2021 HERE. Become an author for CCLR and view our Call for Papers    
15. April 2021

Call for Papers – Special Issue Carbon and Climate Law Review

The editors are pleased to invite you to contribute to the upcoming issue of our journal focusing on the key themes set out by the UK Presidency in advance of COP26. Submission Deadline: 15 July 2021 >>> See further details in the full Call for Papers
28. August 2020

“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    
20. Juli 2020

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. View all content now >>
Become an Author for CCLR and view our Call for Papers.
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.

View all content now>>>
8. Januar 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.

  View the full content of CCLR 4/2019
25. Oktober 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.  
  View the full content of CCLR 3/2019
16. Juli 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.  
  View the full content of CCLR 2/2019  
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.  

View the full content of CCLR 1/2019
20. Dezember 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. Oktober 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. Juni 2018

CCLR 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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