green movement, human rights violations, biofuel development, science of climate change, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, soy industry, emissions reduction
Part I of this Note first illustrates the science of climate change and the push for biofuel development. Next, this Note uses human rights to define the problems associated with biofuel development in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, and introduces the environmental law framework that can address these human rights violation. Part II details the main human rights violations in Brazil, Argentina, and Paraguay occurring at the hands of the soy industry, and surveys the main existing certification proposals that attempt to mitigate social and environmental abuses. Finally,Part III proposes ways that developed countries can collectively mitigate the negative human rights and environmental implications from biofuel development beyond their borders by implementing a comprehensive certification scheme in climate change initiatives that contain emissions reduction requirements.
(1991) 32(6) Fordham International Law Journal 1911.
The Blood of Going Green: Using Environmental Initiatives to Account for the Human Rights Violations of the Green Movement
Fairness, science of climate change, energy challenge, development, international climate change regime, theoretical aspects, equity and fairness; proposals for future climate policy
This work analyses fairness and equity dimensions of the climate regime. A central issue in international law and policy is how countries of the world should allocate the burden of addressing global climate change. With the link between human activities and climate change clearly established, and the first impacts of climate change being felt, there is a renewed sense of urgency in addressing the problem. Based on an overview of science and the development of the climate regime to date, this book seeks to identify the elements of a working consensus on fairness principles that could be used to solve the hitherto intractable problem of assigning responsibility for combating climate change. The book demonstrates how an analysis of fairness dimensions of climate change – grounded in practical developments and illustrated with reference to the latest developments – can add value to our understanding of current developments and future options for international climate law and policy.
• Brings together theoretical insights and a thorough discussion of the practice and development of international climate change law and policy • Provides a fresh perspective that differs from the standard analysis of the legal and policy communities
Friedrich Soltau, Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy ( CUP , US /UK 2009)
Fairness in International Climate Change Law and Policy