The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering

Geoengineering Our Climate Working Paper Series, Online 2015

12 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2015 Last revised: 12 Jul 2021

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Jesse L Reynolds

University of California, Los Angeles School of Law; Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University School of Law

Date Written: March 26, 2015

Abstract

Several of the key, recurring questions which loom over climate engineering concern how countries would interact when some of them undertake or approve actions which might impact other countries. This chapter describes some international law which is applicable to climate engineering, with a focus on international environmental law. It closes with a brief synthesis and some recommendations for future developments. First, though, it introduces international law, and suggests why climate engineering is such a challenge for international environmental law and its scholars.

Keywords: climate change, global warming, geoengineering, climate engineering, international environmental law

Suggested Citation

Reynolds, Jesse L, The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering (March 26, 2015). Geoengineering Our Climate Working Paper Series, Online 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2586927 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2586927

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Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University School of Law ( email )

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