Chapter 2: Exploring transnational legal orders: using transnational environmental law to strengthen the global regulation of black carbon for the benefit of the Arctic region
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The idea of mitigating black carbon emissions to reduce Arctic warming has been subject to growing policy attention in recent years. This chapter analyzes opportunities to strengthen the global regulation of black carbon for the benefit of the Arctic region. In doing so, it draws on the growing body of literature on transnational environmental law and explores the benefits of using transnational environmental law as an analytical framework instead of the more traditional and narrow focus on formal international law. On that basis, the chapter argues that a transnational environmental law lens reveals a much more active regulatory landscape and leads to a more nuanced understanding of the opportunities to control global black carbon emissions affecting the Arctic.

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