1st Edition

European Climate and Clean Energy Law and Policy

By Leonardo Massai Copyright 2012
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    254 Pages
    by Routledge

    The participation of the European Union and the Member States in international climate change policy is a complex issue. This book provides a clear guide to the subject which will help students and professionals alike to interpret and easily navigate to the information they require. It does so by explaining the foundations of European climate and clean energy law and policy, and the position of the European Union in the international climate dialogue. It then goes on to provide a unique commented overview of legislation and policy adopted in Europe since the early 1990s.

    Key topics covered include:

    • EU Emissions Trading Scheme and the Linking directive
    • greenhouse gas emissions monitoring and reporting
    • electricity from renewable energy sources
    • energy efficiency
    • land, marine and air transport
    • fluorinated and other gases
    • carbon capture and storage
    • post-2012 phase
    • impacts and adaptation
    • climate change litigation
    • compliance.

    It concludes with a full review of relevant literature.

    Introduction to International and EU Environmental Law.  The International Climate Change Regime.  The UNFCCC.  Objectives and Principles.  Annex I and non-Annex I Parties.  Commitments.  Institutional Structure.  Procedures.  The Kyoto Protocol.  Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) Flexible Mechanisms.  Non-compliance Regime.  Land-use, Land-use Change and Forestry (LULUCF).  The Marrakech Accords.  COP and COP/MOP after 2001.  Post-2012.  The Bali Action Plan.  AWG KP and AWG LCA.  On the Way to Copenhagen.  COP15 and CMP5.  The Copenhagen Accord.  Post-2012 after Copenhagen.  The European Community and the International Climate Regime.  Article 4 Kyoto Protocol.  EU Burden Sharing Agreement (BSA).  Council Decision 2002/358/EC.  The New Member States.  Foundations of EU climate and Clean Energy Policy and Law.  EU and MS Competences.  Mixed Agreements and International Law Early Provisions.  The European Climate Change Programme (ECCP I and II).  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Monitoring and Reporting.  Trends and Projections.  Reporting.  Mechanism for Monitoring GHG Emissions.  Fluorinated and Other Gases.  EU Emissions Trading System.  Origins.  Learning by Doing Phase (2005-2007).  Second Phase (2008-2012).  Registry Regulation.  Linking Directive.  Project Based Mechanisms (JI and CDM).  Emissions Trading Systems.  Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources.  Directive 2001/77/EC.  Green Certificate System.  Energy Efficiency.  Energy Use and Services.  Buildings.  Energy Labelling.  White Certificate System.  Transport Sector.  Emissions from Passenger Cars.  Road Transport.  Fuels Quality.  Aviation Emissions.  Shipping and Maritime Emissions.  Forestry Sector Industrial Pollution.  IPPC.  Combined Heat and Power.  EU and Post-2012.  20 20 20 Commitment.  Integrated Climate and Energy Package.  Effort Sharing.  EU ETS Review.  Energy Efficiency.  Renewable Energy.  Carbon Capture and Storage.  Clean Energy.  Third Energy Package.  Energy Taxation.  Impacts and Adaptation.  Climate Change Litigation.  Compliance.  Literature.  Papers and Reports.  Books. Web


    Leonardo Massai is a senior researcher and lecturer on EU law, International and European Environmental Law and Climate Change Law. He is also directly involved in the negotiations on the future of the international climate change regime under the UNFCCC.

    "The author should be congratulated for bringing together all the complex EU policies and laws relating to climate change in a comprehensive and accessible way. This study will be invaluable for lawyers, policy-makers, and indeed anyone concerned with the key environmental challenge facing Europe and the rest of the world." – Richard Macrory, Professor of Environmental Law, University College, London

    "This book is a unique and innovative compilation of information on climate change and clean energy law and policy in Europe, thus contributing to fill the lack of clarity, uniformity and clearness on the matter due to the continuous proliferation of official and unofficial sources dealing with climate change." – Prof. Jan H. Jans, University of Groningen

    "This book, written by one of the leading European experts in the field, offers a complete and comprehensive, even digital, overview of the EU policy and legislation regarding climate change and renewable. Highly recommendable!" – Prof. Kurt Deketelaere, Universities of Leuven and Dundee, and Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)