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Compendium of Legal Best Practices in Climate Change Policy

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The purpose of this Compendium of Legal Best Practices on Climate Change Policy is
to highlight the challenges that domestic governments face in implementing their
international commitments to climate change policy and the means through which
those challenges can be overcome. It gathers 12 recent best practices in legal and
institutional reform that exemplify promising methods of addressing mitigation,
adaptation and finance at the domestic level. Several of these best practices involve
reform to facilitate engagement with mechanisms under the UNFCCC multilateral
regime. Others represent countries‟ independent and voluntary measures that go well beyond their international commitments. In both cases, they are informative of
the many opportunities for legal and institutional preparedness for climate change
that can be reproduced or adapted elsewhere.