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dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Alanen_UK
dc.contributor.authorHartmann, Jacquesen_UK
dc.contributor.authorSavaresi, Annalisaen_UK
dc.description.abstractSince the adoption of the 1992 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), international climate change law-making has chiefly been the prerogative of the treaty bodies established under the Convention and its Protocol. The adoption of the Paris Agreement in December 2015 is an important step forward for the multilateral climate change framework, but, despite its rapid entry into force, it is still too early to tell whether the Paris Agreement will prove to be an effective and successful intergovernmental framework for tackling climate change. Nor is it necessarily the only relevant institution in the climate change regime. Given the urgency of climate change and the glacial pace of multilateral climate law-making, the idea of exploiting the United Nations Security Council’s legislative and enforcement powers to lead global efforts on climate change therefore holds a significant appeal. This chapter focuses on the use of the Council’s legislative and enforcement powers to help states get out of the climate change law-making quagmire. Firstly, the chapter analyses the powers and practice of the Council both as a global legislator, and in enforcing states’ obligations. Secondly, the chapter considers how existing Council law-making and enforcement powers can be applied to climate change. The chapter concludes by reflecting on advantages and disadvantages of Council’s legislative and enforcement action in relation to climate change.en_UK
dc.publisherScottish Centre for International Lawen_UK
dc.relationBoyle A, Hartmann J & Savaresi A (2016) The United Nations Security Council's Legislative and Enforcement Powers and Climate Change. Scottish Centre for International Law Working Paper Series, 14.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesScottish Centre for International Law Working Paper Series, 14en_UK
dc.rightsAuthor retains copyright. This text may be downloaded for personal research purposes only. Any additional reproduction for other purposes, whether in hard copy or electronically, requires the consent of the author(s). This paper may not be cited or quoted without the permission of the author.en_UK
dc.subjectClimate changeen_UK
dc.subjectParis Agreementen_UK
dc.subjectUN Security Councilen_UK
dc.subjectinternational lawen_UK
dc.titleThe United Nations Security Council's Legislative and Enforcement Powers and Climate Changeen_UK
dc.typeWorking Paperen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Edinburghen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Dundeeen_UK
rioxxterms.typeWorking paperen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBoyle, Alan|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorHartmann, Jacques|en_UK
local.rioxx.authorSavaresi, Annalisa|0000-0002-4255-3696en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
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