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Geopolitics of Regionalism and Climate Change Soft Law Legitimacy: Some Australian Views of Mitigation and Adaptation

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Herr, RA, Geopolitics of Regionalism and Climate Change Soft Law Legitimacy: Some Australian Views of Mitigation and Adaptation, Proceedings from the 6th NRF Open Assembly in Hverageroi, Iceland, 3rd - 6th September 2011, Hverageroi, Iceland, pp. 1-11. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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President Ólafur Grímsson used his opening address to underscore the point that climate change is a common global challenge that requires the world to unite in a common purpose to meet. However, there are clearly significant problems even where his framing of the issue is accepted. The present Government of Australia has accepted the commonality of the threat of climate change and the need for a common purpose in confronting it. Nevertheless, Canberra continues to encounter criticism regarding its efforts to make its contribution internationally to a soft law regime to address the problem. Much of this criticism has come from its nearest neighbours who do not regard the Australian efforts as supportive of their interpretation of the necessary common purpose.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Herr, RA (Associate Professor Richard Herr)
ID Code:81849
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2013-01-09
Last Modified:2013-01-09
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