Emerging Legal and Regulatory Issues
Carbon capture and storage is increasingly viewed as a potent way of dealing with green house gas emissions. With the first demonstration plants on the horizon, recent years have seen remarkable legal developments in Australia, the EU and the USA, as the design of effective legal regimes gathers pace. The challenges for national and international law are diverse: without stifling a highly valuable new technology, the law must engage with the problems of long term liability for storage, the regulation of transport, the treatment of stored carbon under emissions trading regimes, issues of property ownership, and the sensitivities of public engagement and perception.
This important book gathers some of the world's leading practitioners and scholars to provide a critical assessment of progress to date, covering developments in international law, the EU, North America, and Australia, with perspectives from China and India. Finance and questions of public perception and participation receive particular attention. Throughout, the authors examine significant trends, critically evaluate progress to date, and identify key legal gaps and obstacles still requiring attention. This book will be essential reading for lawyers, policy-makers, and decision-makers in industry involved in climate change policy and law.
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