Keywords: environmental policy, legislation, legislative architecture, climate change, sustainable development, sustainability, post-Kyoto, economic development, greenhouse gas emissions
Editorial: Policy and legislative architecture to deal with climate change and sustainable development in a post-Kyoto framework
This Editorial identifies challenges that need to be addressed post-Kyoto, which include the continuing debate between the developed nations and developing nations on the responsibility for climate change and the impacts mitigatory action would have on economic development. Despite the ongoing debate on who should be more responsible in leading the battle against climate change, the evidence available shows the need for urgent action. It then introduces the papers, presented during the 14th International Sustainable Research Conference, by highlighting a common theme which runs across them: that greenhouse gas emission abatement should be achieved within the larger and more far-reaching framework of sustainable development.