Water, Climate, and Energy Security

International Law Association Symposium

Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 18, p. 101

6 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2009 Last revised: 30 Nov 2011

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Elizabeth Burleson

BurlesonInstitute.org; London School of Economics (LSE)

Date Written: 2011


Civil society participation can facilitate sound energy, climate, and water governance. This article analyzes the dynamics of transnational decision-making. Part II discusses sound energy strategy in light of a shrinking water-resources base due to climate change. Part III considers how public participation in international decision-making can sustain trust in governments and strengthen the legitimacy of legal decisions. Part IV concludes that process and outcome are both integral to addressing water, climate, and energy challenges.

Keywords: UN, groundwater, floods, droughts, international law, population, International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena), water availability, mitigation, adaptation, IPCC, wind, efficient electrical grid, intergenerational equity, indigenous, tribal, youth, deforestation, taxation, cap and trade, technology

JEL Classification: D1, D4, D5, D6, D7, D8, D9, F1, F2, H2, H4, H5, H6, H7, H8, J1, K11, K12, K2, L91, L93, L94, L95, L9

Suggested Citation

Burleson, Elizabeth, Water, Climate, and Energy Security (2011). International Law Association Symposium, Southwestern Law Review, Vol. 18, p. 101, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1437026

Elizabeth Burleson (Contact Author)

BurlesonInstitute.org ( email )

London School of Economics (LSE) ( email )

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London, WC2A 2AE
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