EU Climate Law: Largely Uncharted Legal Territory

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Abstract

EU climate law has come to consist of many rules and court decisions. Given its
breadth, complexity, and dynamic nature, it is a huge challenge for scholars to acquire a good overview, let alone develop a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the law. It should not be taboo to concede that hard-working scholars may fall short of having a thorough appreciation of the “state of the art” of EU climate law. Because of this, not only prioritization but also cooperation among scholars is necessary. While legal research can point to problems and shortcomings in EU climate law, it should at the same time delve on the importance of having a body of EU climate law leading to emission reductions that most likely would not have been achieved if the EU member states had had to decide on this objective individually.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)137-147
JournalClimate Law
Volume9
Issue number1/2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • EU climate law
  • CJEU case law
  • legal effectiveness
  • complexity, dynamism
  • climate law scholarship

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In: Climate Law, Vol. 9, No. 1/2, 2019, p. 137-147.

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