Climate Change and Sustainable Development Law in a Nutshell

Authors: Nolon, John R. / Salkin, Patricia E.
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2010
  • Publication Date: November 24th, 2010
  • ISBN: 9780314264206
  • Subject: Environmental Law
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Policies regarding sustainable development and climate change management appeared on the world stage at the same time and should be studied and understood as a single body of law. This Nutshell enables readers to learn how the U.S. legal system fosters greenhouse gas reduction, energy conservation, and sustainable patterns of growth including energy efficient and sustainable buildings, the use of renewable energy resources, the protection of sequestering open space, and the adaptation of buildings and communities to sea level rise and natural disasters.