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Local Authorities and Climate Change


Richardson, B, Local Authorities and Climate Change, Climate Change, Edward Elgar Publishing, DA Farber, M Peeters (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 80-91. ISBN 9781783477609 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4337/9781783477616


This chapter examines whether and how local authorities may address climate change, with regard to the scholarly literature and current legal trends. The focus is municipal authorities, especially those that govern cities. The chapter discusses a number of salient academic debates about the opportunities for and barriers to local climate action. The actual practices of local governments in regard to climate change, such as specific laws and policies, are not considered in detail because of insufficient space, but relevant literature is cited to enable readers to explore such details. The chapter concludes with some recommended directions for future scholarly research.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:cities, local climate action, local government, municipalities, subsidiarity principle, climate change law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental policy, legislation and standards not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Richardson, B (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:109909
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2016-07-06
Last Modified:2017-10-17

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