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Response To Climate Change, International Legal System Assessment,

Posted on:2007-07-08Degree:MasterType:Thesis
Country:ChinaCandidate:J ZhaoFull Text:PDF
GTID:2206360182982044Subject:International law
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Since the end of the 1980's, the global climate change has become animportant environmental and development issue, which is common concernof international community. Climate change and the policies and measuresaddressing it, might have effects on all aspects of natural ecological system,and lives of and production of humanity. The global nature of climate changecalls for the cooperation of international community. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) establishes an framework and basic principles for theinternational cooperation addressing climate change issues, and the KyotoProtocol is the first international treaty to establish greenhouse emissionreduction or limitation targets. And these two international treaties providesound foundation for the international legal regime for the internationalcooperation addressing climate change issues.The essay provides some information and analysis on international legalregime for the international cooperation addressing climate change issues,with focus on the relevant concepts, background, development, sources, basicprinciples, provisions, compliance committee and imperfection of the regime.The Kyoto Protocol entered into force on February 16, 2005. And theinternational community had decided to initiate the negotiation process onthe further commitments of the second commitments period of the KyotoProtocol. At the same time, the international community is considering thedevelopment of the international cooperation regime to address climatechange. The essay is expected to make some contribution to the developmentof the international legal regime for the international cooperation addressingclimate change issues.
Keywords/Search Tags:climate change, international legal regime, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kyoto Protocol
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