Climate change

We are investigating local and global climate change regulatory frameworks and the legal implications of climate measures based on sustainable consumption models. This is being investigated in the context of the international trade regime. Furthermore, work has been undertaken on the emerging linkages between climate and energy security, such as the links between energy security, rural development and sustainable tourism.


H van Asselt (2011) Integrating Biodiversity in the Climate Regime’s Forest Rules: Options and Tradeoffs in Greening REDD Design, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law 20(2).

H van Asselt (2011) The Future of the CDM: Same Same, but Differentiated?, Climate Policy11(1), 752-767.

F Sindico (2011) Why comply when others are not bound? Emissions Trading, Carbon Leakage and Trade Measures, in L Rajamani and S Maljean Dubois (eds), The Implementation of Environmental Law (The Hague, The Hague Academy of International Law).

H van Asselt, T Brewer (2010) Addressing Competitiveness and Leakage Concerns in Climate Policy: An Analysis of Border Adjustment Measures in the US and the EU, Energy Policy 38(1), 42-51.

F Sindico (2010) The Copenhagen Accord and the future of the international climate change regime, 1.1 Revista Catalana de Dret Ambiental, pp. 1-24.

F. Sindico (2009) Climate and Trade in a Divided World: Can Measures Adopted in the North End Up Shaping Climate Change Legislative Frameworks in the South?, in Y. Le Bouthillier, H. McLeod-Kilmurray, B. Richardson and S. Wood (eds.), Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Community, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2009, pp. 361-385.

F. Sindico (2009) Cambio climático y comercio: su dimensión Norte-Sur [Climate change and trade: Its North South Dimension], 12 Revista Jurídica de la Universidad de Granada, pp. 223-260.