About this Research Topic
The goal of this Research Topic is to provide a platform for the rapid publication of brief but insightful assessments of the law and policy implications of COP27 and the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. The collection as a whole will constitute a convenient and accessible way for researchers to obtain in one location a diverse array of expert legal and policy analysis of the state and immediate future of climate change law and policy.
The scope of contributions suitable for Climate Law and Policy 2023 is as broad as the scope of COP27 and the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, the focus of the collection being on implications for law and policy at all jurisdictional scales. Ideally, articles and essays will range from targeted on specific topics (e.g., border adjustments) to providing broad high-level assessments (e.g., ensuring adaptation equity). Short articles and essays are encouraged. Topics and themes include:
• Achieving new national commitments to mitigation
• Implementing the monetary funds for loss and damage committed to at COP 27
•Emerging legal and policy strategies for adaptation at local, national, regional, and international scales
• Implications of human migration
• Equity in mitigation and adaptation
• National and local adaptation planning frameworks
• Integrating the social cost of carbon into law and policy regimes
• Land use regulation for adaptation
• Carbon taxes
We are especially interested in Perspective pieces, including those that build on contributors’ prior commentary such as in blogs or op-eds.
Keywords: IPCC AR6, COP 27, environmental justice, carbon taxes, climate law and policy, geoengineering
Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.