1st Edition

Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region

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ISBN 9780367490324
July 31, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
296 Pages 20 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region provides an in-depth and authoritative examination of the guiding principles of climate change law and policy in the MENA region.

This volume introduces readers to the latest developments in the regulation of climate change across the region, including the applicable legislation, institutions, and key legal innovations in climate change financing, infrastructure development and education. It outlines participatory and bottom-up legal strategies - focusing on transparency, accountability, gender justice, and other human rights safeguards - needed to achieve greater coherence and coordination in the design, approval, financing and implementation of climate response projects across the region. With contributions from a range of experts in the field, the collection reflects on how MENA countries can advance existing national strategies around climate change, green economy and low carbon futures through clear and comprehensive legislation.

Taking an international and comparative approach, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners who work in the areas of climate change, environmental law and policy, and sustainable development, particularly in relation to the MENA region.

Table of Contents

Part I: Introductory Context and Principles

  1. Nature and Sources of Climate Change Law and Policy in the MENA Region
  2. Damilola S. Olawuyi

  3. The United Nations Environment Programme: promoting climate law education in the MENA Region
  4. Elizabeth Mrema and Aphrodite Smagadi

  5. The Role of Environmental Waqf in Addressing Climate Change in the MENA Region: A Comparative Law Analysis
  6. Samira Idlallène

  7. Addressing Climate Change in the MENA Region through Regulatory Design: Instrument Choice Questions
  8. Georgios Dimitropoulos and Almas Lokhandwala

  9. Climate Change and the Energy Transition in the MENA Region
  10. S. Duygu Sever

    Part II: Case Studies

  11. Enhancing the Effectiveness of National and Regional Institutions in Addressing Climate Change in the MENA Region: Lessons from Morocco and the Maghreb
  12. Riyad Fahkri, Laila Dalaa, Saad Belkasmi

  13. Economic Sanctions and the Effectiveness of the Global Climate Change Regime: Lessons from Iran
  14. Mohsen Abdollahi

  15. Addressing Climate Change through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Lessons Learned from Turkey
  16. Ali O. Diriöz

  17. Urban law and resilience challenges of climate change in the MENA region
  18. Robert Home

  19. Integrating Public Health into Climate Change Law and Policies in the MENA Region: Current Issues and Future Directions
  20. Rasha Abu-El-Ruz and Karam Turk-Adawi

  21. Carbon Taxation as a Tool for Sustainable Development in the MENA Region: Potentials and Future Directions
  22. Alexander Ezenagu

  23. Mobilizing and Leveraging Islamic Climate Finance in the MENA Region: The Potential Role of National Green Participative Banks
  24. Dalal Aassouli

  25. Leveraging Renewable Energy Technologies for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in the Middle East: The Role of Public Private Partnerships
  26. Cameron Kelly

    Part III: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

  27. Tackling the Legally Disruptive Problem of Climate Change with Disruptive Legal Education
  28. Hilary Christina Bell

  29. Financing Climate Resilient Infrastructure in the MENA region: Potentials and Challenges of Blockchain Technology
  30. Roxana A. Mastor, Ioannis Papageorgiou

  31. Adopting an Adaptive Governance Paradigm to Advance Climate Law and Policy in the MENA region
  32. Andreas Rechkemmer

  33. Legal Preparedness for Climate Change in the MENA Region: Summary and Options for Policy Makers

          Damilola S. Olawuyi

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Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, FCIArb. is an associate professor of petroleum, energy and environmental law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) College of Law, Doha, Qatar. He is also Chancellor’s Fellow and Director of the Institute for Oil, Gas, Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (OGEES Institute), Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria. He is an Independent Expert of the Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment, and Human Rights Violations in Africa formed by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.