The Kyoto Protocol in the EU

European Community and Member States under International and European Law

  • Leonardo┬áMassai

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Leonardo Massai
    Pages 1-9
  3. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Leonardo Massai
      Pages 13-27
    3. Leonardo Massai
      Pages 29-49
    4. Leonardo Massai
      Pages 107-133
  4. Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Leonardo Massai
      Pages 289-308
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 309-431

About this book


The participation of the European Community and the Member States in the international climate change regimes is a complex issue. In the case of the Kyoto Protocol, this is rendered more complicated by the fact that, for the purposes of Article 4 of the Kyoto Protocol, the membership of the European Community and Member States is frozen at a particular point in time. The result of this is that, under international law, the European Community and a part of the Member States (EU15) have agreed to jointly fulfil some of those obligations, whereas under community law all Member States share a certain degree of responsibility to meet the obligations created by the Kyoto Protocol. This book analyses in great detail the Kyoto Protocol and the obligations established, such as monitoring and reporting obligations, eligibility criteria and reduction commitments.


Climate Change International and Economic law Environmental law

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  • Leonardo┬áMassai
    • 1
  1. 1.PratoItaly

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