INTERNATIONAL CLIMATE CHANGE REGIME AND NATIONAL LAW: CASE-STUDY ON UKRAINE

M Medvedieva

Abstract


The article considers the inter linkages and overlaps in climate change regime at the national level. The purpose of this research is to prove that fragmentation in climate change regime at the international level can lead to fragmentation and non-compliance at the domestic level. The author stipulates that the fact that climate change is governed by multiple international regimes affects national laws and policies. The author examines different pieces of Ukrainian legislation relating to combating climate change and draws to the conclusion that Ukrainian law on climate change mitigation and adaptation is sporadic and not coherent, it lacks integrated and systematic governance. All sectoral legal acts on energy, energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, agriculture, protection of the atmosphere, etc. require deep reconsideration in light of Ukrainian international obligations on the climate change mitigation and adaptation. New legislation on monitoring, reporting, and verification of the GHGs emissions in various sectors should be adopted.


Full Text:

PDF

References


Податковий кодекс України від 2 грудня 2010 р. [Tax Code, 2 December 2010],

Про охорону атмосферного повітря. Закон України від 16 жовтня 1992 р. [The Law of Ukraine on the Protection of the Atmospheric Air, 16 October 1992],

Про охорону навколишнього природного середовища. Закон України від 25 червня 1991 р. [The Law of Ukraine «On the protection of natural environment», 25 June 1991],

Про оцінку впливу на довкілля. Закон України від 23 травня 2017 р. [The Law of Ukraine «On environmental impact assessment”, 23 May 2017],

Єдина комплексна стратегія розвитку сільського господарства та сільських територій на 2015–2020 роки [Strategy for the Development of Agriculture and Agricultural Areas for 2015–2020],

Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part, 2014,

Paris Agreement, 12 December 2015,

Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, 2012,

Final Decision, Party Concerned: Ukraine, Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee, CC-2011-2-9/Ukraine/EB,12 October 2011.

Decision under Paragraph 2 of Section X, Party Concerned: Ukraine, Enforcement Branch of the Compliance Committee, CC-2011-2-16/Ukraine/EB, 9 March 2012.

Birnie P., Boyle A., Redgwell C. (2009) International Law and the Environment. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Boyd W. (2014) ‘Climate Change, Fragmentation, and the Challenges of Global Environmental Law: Elements of a Post-Copenhagen Assemblage’, University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 32 (2): 457–550.

International Law in the Era of Climate Change (2012), Rayfuse R., Scott Sh. (eds.) Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA: EdwardElgar.

Khan S.(2017) ‘The Global Commons through a Regional Lens: The Arctic Council on Short-Lived Climate Pollutants’, Transnational Environmental Law 6 (1): 131–52.

Tegegne Y., S. Ramcilovic-Suominen, K. Fobissie, I. J. Visseren-Hamakers, M. Lindner, M. Kanninen (2017) ‘Synergies Among Social Safeguards in FLEGT and REDD + in Cameroon’ Forest Policy and Economics 75: 1–11.

Intended Nationally-Determined Contribution (INDC) of Ukraine to a New Global Climate Agreement,

Informal Information Note by the Secretariat,

Case ECS-13/16: UA/Environment, Energy Community,

Cases 01-05/13: AL, BH, MK, RS, UA/Environment, Energy Community,

‘Climate Change’, Environment-People-Law, http://epl.org.ua/en/law-tax/spravy/zminaklimatu




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/apmv.2017.132.0.78-84

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.