Eco-Finance:The Legal Design and Regulation of Market-Based Environmental Instruments
Eco-Finance is the first in-depth legal analysis of this extraordinary hybrid of environmental regulation and global financial markets. It deals with what are currently the two dominant types of market-based environmental instruments: market-traded environmental instruments (which include the tradable pollution allowances envisaged by the Kyoto Protocol), and environmental financing instruments (which include the emerging class of environmental and socially responsible investment funds). Among the numerous topics and issues treated by Ali and Yano are the following:
The authors deal searchingly with the critical legal issues that arise in connection with these market-based environmental instruments, such as the danger that courts might recharacterise underlying risk transfer agreements as illegal insurance products. For this reason, and for its wealth of practical, theoretical, and informational detail, Eco-Finance will be of enormous value to a broad range of legal, governmental, and business professionals, including environmental regulators, securities regulators, financial market professionals, institutional and other fiduciary investors, corporate risk managers, and investment fund managers, as well as practitioners and academics in both environmental law and financial law.
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- Preface. Table of Abbreviations. Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Tradable Pollution Instruments and Biodiversity Finance. Chapter 3. Carbon Finance. Chapter 4. Weather Derivatives. Chapter 5. Nature-Linked Securities. Chapter 6. Environmental Investment Funds. Bibliography. Index