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Climate Law in EU Member States

Climate Law in EU Member States

Towards National Legislation for Climate Protection

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edited by Marjan Peeters, Mark Stallworthy and Javier de Cendra de Larragán

The complex and multifaceted nature of EU climate legislation poses a major challenge for EU member states. This timely book focuses on national climate action, addressing the regulatory responses required for the purposes of meeting greenhouse gas emissions reduction objectives for 2020 (and beyond).

Chapter 3: EU climate and energy law: challenges for member states

Javier de Cendra de Larragán

Subjects: environment, climate change, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law, european law, politics and public policy, environmental politics and policy

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The biggest challenge we are facing this century is essentially this: how can we live and prosper together in this planet – within the constraints of what one earth can provide? How, by the year 2050, do we ensure continued economic growth, eradicate poverty and feed 9 billion people without continuing and exacerbating current patterns of environmental degradation and resource depletion? We all know business as usual is not an option. But how do we move away from our usual business – and how do we do it quickly enough?

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