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Risk, resilience and inequality: using law to build resilience to climate change impacts


McDonald, J, Risk, resilience and inequality: using law to build resilience to climate change impacts, Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., BM Hutter (ed), Cheltenham, UK, pp. 29-48. ISBN 978 1 78536 379 5 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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The impacts of climate change are likely to affect virtually every ecosystem on earth and aspect of human endeavour (Field et al, 2014). The level of committed climate change means that some impacts will continue to occur long after mitigation efforts have reduced or reversed current rates of greenhouse gas concentrations. The slower and weaker those efforts, the more enduring and emphatic the impacts are likely to be. While the outcomes of the Paris Agreement of the UNFCCC suggest a more ambitious target for climate mitigation (Cornwall, 2015), it will still be some time before success can be judged and then for the effects of emissions reductions to be realised.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Climate change, environment, law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in law and legal studies
UTAS Author:McDonald, J (Professor Jan McDonald)
ID Code:123429
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2018-01-08
Last Modified:2018-05-17

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