LEGISLATIVE RESPONSES TO CLIMATE CHANGE: A GLOBAL REVIEW OF POLICIES AND THEIR EFFECTIVENESS

Authors

  • Chidiogo Uzoamaka Akpuokwe Independent Researcher, Seattle, Washington State, USA
  • Adekunle Oyeyemi Adeniyi United Nations Population Fund, Sri Lanka
  • Seun Solomon Bakare Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Faculty of Law, Leiden University, Netherlands
  • Nkechi Emmanuella Eneh Department of Public Law, University of Cape, Town South Africa

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.51594/ijarss.v6i3.852

Abstract

Climate change represents one of the most pressing challenges of the 21st century, prompting nations worldwide to formulate legislative responses to mitigate its impacts. This paper provides a concise overview of a comprehensive review that explores the legislative initiatives implemented globally to combat climate change and assesses their effectiveness. The study examines a diverse range of climate change policies enacted by nations across continents, considering variations in regulatory frameworks, policy instruments, and implementation strategies. By analyzing the evolution of legislative responses, the review aims to identify common themes, successful approaches, and challenges encountered in the pursuit of climate goals. Key areas of focus include emissions reduction targets, renewable energy adoption, carbon pricing mechanisms, and adaptation strategies. The effectiveness of these policies is evaluated through a synthesis of empirical data, case studies, and expert analyses, providing insights into the tangible outcomes and lessons learned from diverse legislative approaches. The paper highlights the importance of international cooperation and knowledge-sharing in addressing a global challenge like climate change. As legislative landscapes continue to evolve, understanding the successes and limitations of existing policies becomes crucial for shaping more robust, adaptive, and collaborative frameworks in the future. In conclusion, this global review sheds light on the multifaceted nature of legislative responses to climate change and contributes to the ongoing discourse on effective strategies for sustainable environmental stewardship. The findings aim to inform policymakers, researchers, and stakeholders, fostering a deeper understanding of the complex interplay between legislation, climate action, and the pursuit of a resilient and low-carbon future.

Keywords: Climate Change, Policies, Emission Reduction, Review, Environmental.

Published

2024-03-08

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