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The GLOBE climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 66 countries: fourth edition

Nachmany, Michal and Fankhauser, Samuel and Townshend, Terry and Collins, Murray and Landesman, Tucker and Matthews, Adam and Pavese, Carolina and Rietig, Katharina and Schleifer, Philip and Setzer, Joana (2014) The GLOBE climate legislation study: a review of climate change legislation in 66 countries: fourth edition. GLOBE International and Grantham Research Institute, LSE, London, UK.

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Abstract

The GLOBE Climate Legislation Study is the most comprehensive audit of climate legislation across 66 countries, together responsible for around 88% of global manmade greenhouse gas emissions. It is produced by the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics in collaboration with GLOBE International. The 4th edition of the Study was formally launched at the 2nd GLOBE Climate Legislation Summit held at the Senate of the United States of America and at the World Bank in Washington DC on 27th-28th February 2014. The next edition of the Climate Legislation Study will be launched in early 2015, covering legislation in 100 countries. Key messages from the 4th edition: ◾Almost 500 climate laws have been passed in the 66 countries covered by the study; the direction of travel is clear; and encouragingly, it is developing countries and emerging markets, which are advancing climate change laws and regulation at the fastest pace. ◾Even though the legislative progress is impressive, the cumulative ambition of these laws is not yet sufficient to limit global average temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the agreed goal of the international community. ◾In order for a successful outcome in Paris in 2015 there is now extreme urgency to strengthen commitments, and for countries that have not yet passed climate change laws and/or regulations to do so.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/
Additional Information: © 2014 GLOBE International
Divisions: Grantham Research Institute
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Research centres and groups > Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 08:26
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 08:45
Funders: United Kingdom’s Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO)
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/63656

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