The Further Development of the International Carbon Emission Legal System under the Transition of Covid-19
- 10.2991/assehr.k.210519.260How to use a DOI?
- carbon emission, international law, soft law, hard law
In recent years, the international society has put tremendous effort into regulating carbon dioxide emissions. While the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly impacted global energy use and created a drastic but temporary reduction in CO2 emissions, it is important to re-examine the current international legal system to produce long-lasting effects. By studying the overall structure of international law and domestic law, the problematic relationship between them can be identified. The international soft laws, compared to the domestic hard laws, have limited legal power to promote substantial achievement in environmental protection. Moreover, the difficulty in assuring equal participation and enforcement makes it even harder to maintain long-term carbon emission restrictions. Therefore, to promote connections between domestic and international law, it is fundamental to maintain the shared goal of lowering carbon emissions through the integration of international treaty laws. By bridging the gap between international and domestic laws and enhancing partnership between various regulatory bodies, the worldwide community can achieve its long-term carbon emission goals.
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TY - CONF AU - Yufei Liu PY - 2021 DA - 2021/05/20 TI - The Further Development of the International Carbon Emission Legal System under the Transition of Covid-19 BT - Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Humanities and Social Science Research (ICHSSR 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 1334 EP - 1338 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.210519.260 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.210519.260 ID - Liu2021 ER -