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A Right to Frozen Water? Th E Institutional Spaces for Supranational Climate Change Petitions

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Global climate change is causing frozen water to melt, with significant consequences in localities around the world. As melting continues apace, legal systems at local, state, national, and supranational levels must grapple with the value of frozen water. This chapter begins with presenting three instances in which melting ice and snow raise significant legal and policy questions, and then discusses the complexities of place and space that infuse them. From this base, it explores the ability of supranational petitions to navigate these complexities, examining the value of existing categories and the need for structural and substantive reconcep-tualization. The melting of ice and snow has resulted in numerous localized impacts and efforts at solutions. The lens of geography helps to illuminate the legal and policy challenges faced in addressing melting ice and snow. Human contributions to global climate change originate in a multiplicity of localities, governed by multiscalar regulatory regimes.

Keywords: multiscalar regulatory regimes.; petitions; reconcep-tualization; supranational climate

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