Innovation, Adaptation and Climate Change Law

  • Elizabeth BurlesonEmail author
Part of the Environmental Protection in the European Union book series (ENVPROTEC, volume 4)


Energy innovation is a cutting edge and crucial element of addressing climate change. Environmentally sound technology can be commercially deployed over the next decade to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions in line with scientific recommendations. Global greenhouse gas emissions have risen approximately 50 % since 1970 and are projected to rise by another half by 2030 (Krittivas 2009). In our scramble to understand the recent financial crisis, the international community continues to respond inadequately to the larger threat that climate change poses to security. International indecision regarding who will pay for climate change mitigation and adaptation has exceeded rational behavior. Good governance enhances sustainable development, participation, human rights, rule of law, anti-corruption, transparency, accountability, and access to information (UNESCO 2005). Procedural and substantive measures are at the core of the international community’s ability to agree upon a binding legal framework on climate change.


Renewable Energy United Nations Framework Convention Coal Combustion Waste Address Climate Change Renewable Portfolio Standard 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Burleson Institute Inc.Cos CobUSA

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