General resources

Climate science, economics and ethics

Climate science

[REPORT] R.K. Pachauri et al., Climate Change 2014: Synthesis Report. Contribution of Working Groups I, II and III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, 2015)

[REPORT] T.F. Stocker et al., “Technical Summary” in T.F. Stocker et al. (eds.), Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

[BOOK] S.R. Weart, The discovery of Global Warming (Harvard University Press, 2008)

[BOOK] Jared M. Diamond, Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed (Penguin, 2011)

Climate economics

[BOOK] Dieter Helm & Cameron Hepburn (eds.), The Economics and Politics of Climate Change (Oxford University Press, 2011)

[BOOK] Nicholas Stern, The Economics of Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

[BOOK] Richard S.J. Tol, Climate Change: Economics Analysis of Climate, Climate Change and Climate Policy (Edward Elgar, 2014)

Climate ethics

[BOOK] Lukas H. Meyer & Pranay Sanklecha (eds.), Climate Justice and historical Emissions (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

[BOOK] Eric Posner & David Weisbach, Climate Change Justice (Princeton University Press, 2010)

[BOOK] Denis Arnold (ed.), The Ethics of Global Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

[BOOK] M. Hulme, Why We Disagree About Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2009)

[BOOK] Stephen Gardiner & David A. Weisbach, Debating Climate Ethics (Oxford University Press, 2016)

[BOOK] Stephen Gardiner, A Perfect Moral Storm: The Ethical Tragedy of Climate Change (Oxford University Press, 2011)

[RESEARCH] Henry Shue, “Subsistence Emissions and Luxury Emissions” (1993) 15:1 Law & Policy 39

[RESEARCH] Henry Shue, “Global Environment and International Inequality” (1999) 75:3 International Affairs 531

International law

[REPORT] ILC, Draft Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts with commentaries, in (2001) Yearbook of the International Law Commission

[REPORT] ILC, Draft principles on the allocation of loss in the case of transboundary harm arising out of hazardous activities

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, 23 May 1969…/volume-1155-i-18232-english.pdf

General references on the international law on climate change

[BOOK] Carlarne, Kevin R. Gray & Richard Tarasofsky (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law (Oxford University Press, 2016)

[BOOK] Jorge E. Viñuales (ed.), The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2015)

The UNFCCC regime


[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 9 May 1992, 1771 UNTS 107

[RESEARCH] Daniel Bodansky, “The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Commentary” (1993) 18:2 Yale Journal of International Law 451

Kyoto Protocol

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, 11 December 1997, 2303 UNTS 162

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, 8 December 2012, in annex of decision 1/CMP.8, “Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol pursuant to its Article 3, paragraph 9 (Doha Amendment)” (8 December 2012)

[BOOK] Sebastian Oberthür and Hermann E. Ott, The Kyoto Protocol: International Climate Policy for the 21st Century (Springer, 1999)

Paris Agreement

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015, in annex of decision 1/CP.21, “Adoption of the Paris Agreement” (12 December 2015)

[RESEARCH ARTICLE] Special issue on the Paris Agreement, in (2016) 6:1-2 Climate Law 1-226

[BOOK] Daniel Klein et al. (eds.), The Paris Climate Agreement: Analysis and Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

[RESEARCH] Alexander Zahar, “A Bottom-Up Compliance Mechanism for the Paris Agreement” (2017) 1:1 Chinese Journal of Environmental Law 69

[RESEARCH] Christine Bakker, “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change: Balancing ‘Legal Force’ and ‘Geographical Scope’” (2016) 25:1 Italian Yearbook of International Law 299

[RESEARCH] Daniel Bodansky, “The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New hope?” (2016) 110:2 American Journal of International Law 288

[RESEARCH] Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, “One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make, but Might the Paris Agreement on Climate Change a Better Future Create?” (2016) 27:2 European Journal of International Law 253

[RESEARCH] Lavanya Rajamani, “Ambition and Differentiation in the 2015 Paris Agreement: Interpretative Possibilities and Underlying Politics” (2016) 65:2 International & Comparative Law Quarterly 493, at 497-498

Key COP/CMP/CMA Decisions

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Copenhagen Accord, decision 2/CP.15 (18-19 December 2009), decision 1/CP.13, “Bali Action Plan” (14-15 December 2007)

Other treaty regimes

[RESEARCH] Robert O. Keohane & David G. Victor, “The Regime Complex for Climate Change” (2011) 9:1 Perspectives on Politics 7

Ozone regime

[PRIMARY DOCUMENT] Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, adopted in Kigali on 15 October 2016, reproduced in (2017) 56 ILM 196.

Aviation law

ICAO Assembly resolution A39-3, “Consolidated statement of continuing ICAO policies and practices related to environmental protection — Global Market-based Measure (MBM) scheme” (27 September – 7 October 2016)

[BOOK] Alejandro Piera Valdés, GhG Emissions from International Aviation: Legal and Policy Challenges (Eleven, 2015)

[BOOK] Md. Tanveer Ahmad, Climate Change Governance in International Civil Aviation (Eleven, 2016)

Shipping law

[REPORT] MARPOL resolution MEPC.203(62), “Amendments to the Annex of the Protocol of 1997 to Amend the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships, 1973, as Modified by the Protocol of 1978 Relating thereto” (15 July 2011), in IMO document MEPC 62/24/Add.1

[BOOK] Md. Saiful Karim, Prevention of Pollution of the Marine Environment from Vessels: The Potential and Limits of the International Maritime Organisation (Springer, 2015)

[RESEARCH] Yoshifumi Tanaka, “Regulation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping and Jurisdiction of States” (2016) 25:3 Review of European Community & International Environmental Law 333

Cultural heritage law

[REPORT] UNESCO, General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, Sixteenth Session, Policy Document on the Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Properties, doc. WHC-07/16.GA/10 (28 September 2007)

National action on climate change

[REPORT] UNEP, The Emissions Gap Report 2017 (November 2017)

Online registry and databases

[WEBSITE] World Resource Institute, Climate Analysis Indicators Tool (CAIT) Climate Data Explorer

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