Kyoto Protocol frontcover

The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond - Legal and Policy Challenges of Climate Change

2007 Editor: Dr Wybe Th. Douma, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands
Editor: Leonardo Massai , T.M.C. Asser Instituut, The Hague, The Netherlands
Editor: Prof Massimiliano Montini , Università degli Studi, Siena, Italy



  • Published: 2007
  • Pages: xviii + 246 pp.
  • Publisher: T.M.C. ASSER PRESS
  • Distributor: Springer

In order to mitigate and adapt to climate change, the Kyoto Protocol sets out obligations for the period up until 2012, mainly addressed to developed countries. A post-2012 regime is currently under negotiation at the international level.

In this book, the present and future climate change regime is addressed by experts in European and international environmental law. During two conferences (Siena, June 2006 and The Hague, March 2007) they shared ideas and experiences so far gained by the EU, individual states and private entities, in the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol and its flexible mechanisms. Next to that, much attention was given to the design of the future regime, notably where it concerns the position of developing countries. Their conclusions and propositions are laid down in the present book, thus delivering an important contribution to the international debate that should result in a globally-supported climate change regime. It is highly recommended reading for policy makers, academics and practitioners and in general everyone concerned with the present alarming climatological changes.

Wybe Th. Douma (T.M.C. Asser Institute) is a senior researcher in European Law and International Trade Law and worked in Russia on awareness-raising activities with regard to the Kyoto Protocol. Leonardo Massai (T.M.C. Asser Institute) is a senior researcher in European Law and was involved in Kyoto Protocol projects in several countries throughout Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Massimiliano Montini (University of Siena) is Associate Professor of European Union Law. All three editors have extensive experience in consulting and teaching in International and European Environmental law.

With a foreword by Prof. Dr. Kurt Deketelaere.

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