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March 25, 2008

New Issue of CCLR: Focus on Trade Interface


We are pleased to announce the publication of a special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review [CCLR]:


Climate Change in a Global Economy

Legal Implications for International Trade, Investment and the Carbon Market


While trade ministers engage in a debate on the relationship of climate change and trade liberalization, and border adjustments for carbonintensive products are discussed in Brussels and Washington, questions of international economic law, investment regulation and free trade are rapidly gaining currency. Featuring a group of recognized experts and a preface by the DirectorGeneral of the World Trade Organization, this special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review provides a timely analysis of the challenging nexus between international trade law and the climate regime.




Table of Contents

Volume 2 | Number 1




Pascal Lamy, DirectorGeneral, World Trade Organization, Geneva



Joost Pauwelyn, Professor, Graduate Institute for International Studies, Geneva

Francesco Sindico, Lecturer, School of Law, University of Surrey




Heating Up International Trade Law: Challenges and Opportunities Posed by Efforts to Combat Climate Change (reading sample)

Richard G. Tarasofsky, Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada


French Ideas on Climate and Trade Policies

Jochem Wiers, Counsellor, Netherlands Embassy, Paris


Border Tax Adjustments and Emissions Trading: The Implications of International Trade Law for Policy Design

Matthew Genasci, Attorney, New York


Maximum Carbon Intensity Limitations and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade

Charles Owen Verrill, Partner, Wiley Rein, Washington, D.C.; Senior Lecturing Fellow, Duke University


WTO Law and International Emissions Trading: Is there Potential for Conflict?

Christina Voigt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Lecturer, Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo


Climate Change and the International Trade of Biofuels

Haroldo MachadoFilho, Special Adviser to the Interministerial Commission on Global Climate Change, Brazil


Will the “Friends of Climate” Emerge in the WTO?

The Prospects of Applying the “Fisheries Subsidies” Model to Energy Subsidies

Sadeq Z. Bigdeli, Research Fellow, NCCR Trade Regulation, World Trade Institute, Berne


Against Harmonisation: Regulatory Competition in Climate Change Law

Geert van Calster, Professor, K.U. Leuven; Visiting Lecturer, Oxford University; Of Counsel, DLA Piper


The 'Legitimate Expectations' of Investors and the CDM:

Balancing Public Goods and Private Rights under the Climate Change Regime

Jacob D. Werksman, Director, Institutions and Governance Program, World Resources Institute; Adjunct Professor of Law, New York University and Georgetown University


In the Market


The European Emissions Trading Scheme – Coming of Age? An Assessment of the EU Commission Proposal for a Review of the Scheme

Benjamin Görlach and Olaf Hölzer-Schopohl, German Emissions Trading Authority at the Federal Environment Agency, Berlin

Hauke Hermann, Ecologic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin


Current Developments



Camilla Bausch and Michael Mehling, Ecologic – Institute for International and European Environmental Policy, Berlin/Washington, D.C.


European Union

Leonardo Massai, T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague


North America

Andrea Hudson Campbell, Van Ness Feldman, PC, Washington, D.C.


Book Reviews


Carlo Carraro and Christian Egenhofer (eds.): Climate and Trade Policy: Bottom-up Approaches Towards Global Agreement. Edward Elgar, 2007

Reviewed by Harro van Asselt, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


The World Bank: International Trade and Climate Change: Economic, Legal and Institutional Perspectives. The World Bank, 2008

Reviewed by Eriika Melkas, Faculty of Law, University of Turku


New Publications


Compiled by Harro van Asselt, Institute for Environmental Studies, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Event Calendar



This special issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review and individual articles are available electronically and in a hardcopy version from Lexxion Publishers, Berlin, at: http://www.lexxion.eu/cclr. For subscription enquiries, please contact info@lexxion.de.

Carbon & Climate Law Review, a quarterly journal on climate regulation and the carbon market, welcomes manuscript submissions for upcoming issues. Contributions should address legal aspects of carbon trading and other dimensions of greenhouse gas regulation, and will typically focus on the interests of practitioners or formulate legal policy recommendations. Research articles can range anywhere from 3.500-6.500 words in length, and commentaries on recent judicial decisions, new legislation, and other developments from 1.500 to 2.500 words.


Every issue of the Carbon & Climate Law Review contains general articles and a section devoted to a particular thematic area. Upcoming issues will focus on current developments in the United States and Canada (2/2008), the role of forestry in the climate regime (3/2008), and legal aspects of the Clean Development Mechanism (4/2008). If you are interested in submitting a manuscript or have any questions, kindly contact the editor at the address below for further information on the editorial process, the guidelines for authors, and submission deadlines for future issues.


Please feel free to forward this message to interested colleagues.


Michael A. Mehling


Carbon & Climate Law Review [CCLR]

Lexxion Publishing

Güntzelstr. 63

10717 Berlin


Tel.: +49 (0) 30 814 506 00

Fax: +49 (0) 30 814 506 22


Carbon & Climate Law Review
A Journal on Climate Regulation and the Carbon Market

Emerging responses to climate change necessitate recourse to legal mechanisms for adequate implementation, with implications ranging from legislative decision-making to judicial litigation. As the only journal devoted to the legal dimensions of climate change, the Carbon & Climate Law Review [CCLR] provides academics and practitioners with a forum for this important debate. For further information on this journal and online access to sample content, please visit www.lexxion.eu/cclr.

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