- Code LAWS8180
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Climate
- Academic career PGRD
- Martijn Wilder
- Mode of delivery In Person
Summer Session 2015
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This course will examine international climate law, looking at both the current international legal frameworks and the negotiation of the future regime.
The course will also explore fundamental questions about how international climate law interacts with national law and how private sector players participate in a global public international law regime. We will examine the effectiveness of the regime and what is required to achieve safe levels of anthropogenic emissions with many practical examples of how the law is implemented. Although touched upon the focus is not on domestic climate law regimes.
- An overview of the climate problem and what drives the legal and policy response-especially looking at the work of the IPCC.
- An overview of international climate change law frameworks- UNFCCC, Kyoto Protocol, the Marrakesh Accords, the Copenhagen commitments, the outcomes from subsequent negotiations and new proposals for a global regime.
- The international Negotiation Process: Bali. Poznan, Copenhagen, Cancun, Durban and Beyond 2012.
- Specific Focus on key market mechanisms under Kyoto: Emissions Trading, the Clean Development Mechanism, Joint Implementation and how these mechanisms will develop post 2012.
- Avoided Deforestation and the REDD process.
- Domestic responses to implementing the international framework: the EUETS, the US, Australia, NZ. This includes the extent to which we see international regimes beginning to play an increasing role in the implementation of measures to reduce emissions to the exclusion of international law.
- The interaction between climate change law and other areas of public international law-such as WTO and human rights. International litigation around climate change- from Tuvalu to aviation under the EUETS.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:A participant who has successfully completed this course should:
- be familiar with the legal, policy and philosophical issues relating to international juridical norms whose purpose is to regulate activities impacting on climate;
- understand the implications that international climate norms raise for concepts that underpin the international state system (e.g., state sovereignty and domestic jurisdiction);
- understand the limits and utility of existing norms relating to the global climate;
- have a working knowledge of basic international legal norms pertaining to climate; and
- be able to apply principles of international climate law to an array of contemporary international problems.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with 4 days of compulsory attendance required (see LLM timetable for dates).
Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
Assessment is likely to consist of a major research essay (up to 90%) and class participation (10%).
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26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 3 days) plus private study time and reading.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Preliminary ReadingReadings and materials will be listed in the Course Study Guide which will be available on the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1517||19 Mar 2015||19 Mar 2015||27 Mar 2015||02 May 2015||In Person||N/A|