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Volume2
MonthDecember
Year2010
TitleAdapting to Climate Change with Law That Bends Without Breaking
Author(s)Holly Doremus
Start Page45
AbstractClimate change, the key environmental challenge of this century, is a tough problem for law in many ways. The topic of this panel, instrument choice, highlights a particularly difficult, important, and under-recognized aspect of the climate change challenge: the difficulty of devising a system of environmental law that combines the flexibility necessary to deal with a changing world with the rigidity and accountability essential to hold us to the difficult task of environmental protection.