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Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Edited by Michael Faure

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Chapter I.23: ICAO and IMO: international sectoral approaches to greenhouse gas reductions in transport

Kulovesi Kati and Dafoe Joanna

Subjects: environment, environmental law, law - academic, environmental law

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

Abstract

International civil aviation and maritime transport generate a small but rapidly growing proportion of global total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Three international legal regimes have attempted to regulate these emissions: the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). After 20 years of effort, countries have been unable to agree on an effective approach to mitigate these emissions. This chapter provides an overview of the key efforts taken and challenges faced by these three UN bodies. It begins with an overview of efforts taken by the UNFCCC, followed by an overview of the respective efforts by the ICAO and IMO. It identifies three key factors complicating the regulation of emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The chapter concludes with an evaluation of the remaining legal and research questions.

Abstract

International civil aviation and maritime transport generate a small but rapidly growing proportion of global total carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Three international legal regimes have attempted to regulate these emissions: the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). After 20 years of effort, countries have been unable to agree on an effective approach to mitigate these emissions. This chapter provides an overview of the key efforts taken and challenges faced by these three UN bodies. It begins with an overview of efforts taken by the UNFCCC, followed by an overview of the respective efforts by the ICAO and IMO. It identifies three key factors complicating the regulation of emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The chapter concludes with an evaluation of the remaining legal and research questions.

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