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Countering climate change through extraterritorial jurisdiction

5345012_origIn EC Directive 2008/101, the EU has decided to lead the way in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by setting up a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading that would apply to all flights which depart from or arrive at European airports, including to airlines from third countries, and includes flight stretches beyond the EU’s airspace. This project will account for, and review current and imminent extensions of this sort of jurisdiction over the international transport sector’s greenhouse gas emissions. It includes, but is not limited to EU aviation regulation.

Research papers:

Climate Change Mitigation Techniques. Assessing the Externalities of Reforestation and Geo-Engineering in Light of International Law

Extraterritorial regulation of natural resources – a functional approach

Provocative climate protection: EU “extraterritorial” regulation of maritime emissions