Climate change presents an unprecedented global challenge, and impacts upon a wide range of human economic activity. The issue of how to address climate change in developing countries has provoked international political controversy and the urgent need for effective international responses has become increasingly apparent. The Role of Climate Change in Global Economic Governance addresses the growing number of legal and economic issues that arise with respect to climate change, combining analysis from economic, financial, and legal perspectives.
The book assesses how the World Trade Organization, international investment law, and the international intellectual property rights regime approach the economic issues raised by climate change. The authors analyse how climate change regulation interacts with international economic law, and consider how financial instruments and insurance can mitigate the risks posed by climate change and facilitate adaptation. It breaks new ground in considering the financial sector's response to climate change, looking at how market mechanisms and risk insurance can reduce its economic cost.
About the authors
Bradly J. Condon, LLB, LLM, PhD, is the WTO Chair Professor of international trade law at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico and Senior Fellow, Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade and Finance, School of Law, Bond University, Australia. He is the Founding Director of the Center for International Economic Law. Dr. Condon has authored or co-authored seven books and has published numerous articles in international journals. He is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. In addition to teaching international economic law at ITAM, he teaches international dispute settlement for the WTO to government officials, in Geneva and in Latin America. Tapen Sinha, BSc, MSc, PhD, is the AXA Chair Professor of Risk Management and Insurance at the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico. He is the Founding Director of the International Center for Pension Research. He is a Special Professor in the School of Business of the University of Nottingham. He has edited/co-authored a dozen books and one hundred and fifty articles on various subjects in international journals. He is a Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the Indian Statistical Institute and a PhD in Financial Economics from the University of Minnesota.