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Tackling Climate Change: Legal Responses


Module description

This module will examine the evolving transnational regime of climate change law, focusing on the regulatory arrangements in place to achieve climate change mitigation and adaptation.

It will analyse the Public International Law framework for the governance of climate change, including the Paris Agreement, and will provide an overview of EU climate change law.

The second part of the module will focus on the regulation of emission trading, renewable energy and biofuels; you will also explore the interconnections between climate change and (increasing) food insecurity and the role of transnational stakeholders in regulatory standard-setting.

Indicative module syllabus

  • Tackling Climate Change: an Introduction
  • The Public International Law Framework
  • The Paris Agreement
  • EU Climate Change Law: An Introductory Overview
  • The EU Emission Trading System
  • Renewable Energy
  • Biofuels
  • Transnational Actors and Climate Change Law
  • Climate Change and Food Security
  • Tackling Climate Change: The Way Forward

Learning objectives

By the end of this module, you will:

  • have an in-depth knowledge of the evolving regime of climate change law
  • be able to analyse and understand the international and EU regulatory framework for the governance of climate change
  • have enhanced legal research and problem analysis skills.