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International environmental law

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The Use of Biodiversity in International Law

The Use of Biodiversity in International Law

Author: Andreas Kotsakis Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/05/2021

This book employs a Foucaultian genealogical method to present an expanded, detailed and critical history of the discursive and practical use of biodiversity in international law. Drawing from environmental history, philosophy of science, political economy and development studies, this book articulates the series of on-going tactical battles over the scientific, social, economic and political truths that constitute biodiversity as an object of knowledge and regulation. The production of biodiversities a factual ecological truth cannot, this book argues, be separated from the processes of its social, economic, political and legal problematization. The volume articulates a critique of the strategic use of environmental history as the declensionist history of ecological facts and concepts in the service of narrow strategic projects, such as the global biodiversity regime. It strategically uses the modified history of biodiversity to demonstrate that the Convention on Biological Diversity and its treaty regime constitute a fluid assemblage of constant struggle and not the given, self-evident and rational mode for the global structuring environmental action. This volume will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students in Environmental Law, International Law, Environmental Studies, and Ecology.

Fresh Water in International Law

Fresh Water in International Law

This book addresses the diverse ways in which international law governs the uses, management, and protection of fresh water. The regulation of fresh water has primarily developed through the conclusion of treaties concerning international watercourses, yet a number of other legal regimes also apply to the governance of fresh water. In particular, there has been an increasing recognition of the importance of fresh water to environmental protection. The development of international human rights law and international humanitarian law has also proven crucial for ensuring the sound and equitable management of this resource. In addition, the economic uses of fresh water feature prominently in the law applicable to watercourses, while water itself has become an important element of the trade and investment regimes. These bodies of rules and principles not only surface in an array of dispute settlement mechanisms, but also stimulate wider trends of institutionalization. Since the publication of the first edition of this volume in 2013, water has continued to be at the forefront of the international agenda, and the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals constitutes a milestone around which various public and private initiatives have been launched. This book presents and appraises these important developments as part of its comprehensive analysis of the origin and scope of the various areas of international law as they apply to fresh water. It demonstrates how these areas connect and adapt to one another, forming an integrated body of international principles.

Rediscovery and Revival in Islamic Environmental Law

Rediscovery and Revival in Islamic Environmental Law

Author: Samira Idllalene Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/03/2021

The common ground between religions could be fruitfully promoted in order to call for an effective protection of the climate system. Positioned at a junction of different worlds, this book is a multidisciplinary work on Islamic law, common law and environmental law. Looking at the past, present and future, the author suggests a paradigm shift starting from the common ground in order to propose a better future for environmental law in Muslim countries. As the first book to compare Shari'a and common law in field of environmental protection, it suggests a new path in comparative environmental law by recognizing the contributions of both history and spirituality.

Energy Security along the New Silk Road

Energy Security along the New Silk Road

Author: Anatole (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Boute Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2021

Guaranteeing energy security is one of the most complex challenges of energy law and policy. Energy insecurity threatens economic development, social peace and stability. This book focuses on energy security in the strategically important region of Central Asia. The region holds huge energy reserves, but its energy systems are highly inefficient and unreliable, and thus require urgent reform. However, endemic corruption, discrimination and the strong centralization of power have so far blocked initiatives to reorganize energy supply. The case of Central Asia is uniquely relevant for understanding the informal constraints on energy law and policy. In addition, Central Asian energy insecurity illustrates the impact of geopolitics on the regulation of energy markets. The region is strategically located in Russia's sphere of influence and along China's New Silk Road. Its energy situation highlights the complex interactions amongst energy law, geopolitics and institutions.

The EU as a Global Regulator for Environmental Protection

The EU as a Global Regulator for Environmental Protection

Author: Ioanna (University of Cyprus) Hadjiyianni Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2021

This book critically examines the extension of EU environmental legislation beyond EU borders through measures that determine access to the single market on the basis of processes that take place in third countries. It makes a timely contribution to political debates about the relations between EU and non-EU countries, and the Union's role in the global governance of environmental policy, where it has been considered a global leader. The book aims to identify and explain the emerging legal phenomenon of internal environmental measures with extraterritorial implications as an important manifestation of EU global regulatory power, and assesses the extraterritorial reach of EU environmental law from a legitimacy perspective. It examines mechanisms that can bolster its legitimacy, focusing on the legal orders of the EU and the World Trade Organization, which are key legal fora for controlling the EU's global regulatory power.

The 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

The 1997 Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the 1997 Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage

Author: IAEA Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/01/2021

This publication reproduces the explanatory texts on the nuclear liability instruments adopted under the IAEA's auspices. Finalized by the International Expert Group on Nuclear Liability (INLEX), these texts constitute a comprehensive study and authoritative interpretation of the IAEA's nuclear liability regime. More particularly, the texts deal with the Protocol to Amend the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage and the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear Damage. The publication also presents an overview and brings together the texts of the IAEA's nuclear liability instruments. Finally, it includes a matrix of comparative provisions in the various nuclear liability instruments, as well as the recommendations on how to achieve a global nuclear liability regime, which were adopted by INLEX in 2012 following a request by the IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety.

International Natural Resources Law

International Natural Resources Law

Author: Alberto Quintavalla, Ricardo (University of Westminster) Pereira Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

International Natural Resources Law offers a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice for students, researchers and practitioners. The book offers a clear overview, illustrating the development of European and international regulatory standards by reference to case law and implementation at a national level. Considering natural resources in relation to environmental law, energy law, investment and economic law, this text will provide students with the tools to analyse and contextualise the emerging regulatory framework. The book will offer coverage of major debates in the field, including topics on permanent sovereignty, international institutions, foreign investment, shared and offshore resources, dispute settlement, climate change, sustainable development and human rights.

International Natural Resources Law

International Natural Resources Law

Author: Alberto Quintavalla, Ricardo (University of Westminster) Pereira Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

International Natural Resources Law offers a comprehensive introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice for students, researchers and practitioners. The book offers a clear overview, illustrating the development of European and international regulatory standards by reference to case law and implementation at a national level. Considering natural resources in relation to environmental law, energy law, investment and economic law, this text will provide students with the tools to analyse and contextualise the emerging regulatory framework. The book will offer coverage of major debates in the field, including topics on permanent sovereignty, international institutions, foreign investment, shared and offshore resources, dispute settlement, climate change, sustainable development and human rights.

The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law

The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law

Author: Vito De Lucia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

The ecosystem approach, broadly understood as a legal and governance strategy for integrated environmental and biodiversity management, has been adopted within a wide variety of international environmental legal regimes and provides a narrative, a policy approach and in some cases legally binding obligations for States to implement what has been called a 'new paradigm' of environmental management. In this last respect, the ecosystem approach is also often considered to offer an opportunity to move beyond the outdated anthropocentric framework underpinning much of international environmental law, thus helping re-think law in the Anthropocene. Against this background, this book addresses the question of whether the ecosystem approach represents a paradigm shift in international environmental law and governance, or whether it is in conceptual and operative continuity with legal modernity. This central question is explored through a combined genealogical and biopolitical framework, which reveals how the ecosystem approach is the result of multiple contingencies and contestations, and of the interplay of divergent and sometimes irreconcilable ideological projects. The ecosystem approach, this books shows, does not have a univocal identity, and must be understood as both signalling the potential for a decisive shift in the philosophical orientation of law and the operationalisation of a biopolitical framework of control that is in continuity with, and even intensifies, the eco-destructive tendencies of legal modernity. It is, however, in revealing this disjunction that the book opens up the possibility of moving beyond the already tired assessment of environmental law through the binary of anthropocentrism and ecocentrism.

The Environmental Case for Brexit

The Environmental Case for Brexit

Author: Ben Pontin Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2020

The recent Brexit debates present leaving the European Union largely as a threat to environmental protection, and to environmental law. This exciting and important new work argues that Brexit represents a real opportunity for environmental protection in the United Kingdom, freeing it from a pan-European framework not necessarily fit for UK domestic purposes. Central to the argument is the belief that environmental protection, in the United Kingdom, can most effectively be pursued through established domestic institutions, looking inwards at 'local' challenges and outwards at more global ones, all the while drawing on considerable historical experience. The book is designed to address rather than dismiss those concerns raised by environmental lawyers after the outcome of the referendum. Provocative and compelling, it offers an alternative vision of the UK environmental law framework outside of the European Union.

Authority and Legitimacy of Environmental Post-Treaty Rules

Authority and Legitimacy of Environmental Post-Treaty Rules

Author: Tim Staal Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/12/2020

In the international law of the 21st century, more and more regulation comes in the form of post-treaty rules. Developed in environmental law, this trend increasingly spreads to areas ranging from tobacco regulation to arms trade. This book offers the first systematic examination of these decisions, resolutions and recommendations adopted by treaty bodies, to assess their effectiveness. The study shows that the authority of such rules is in question as, in practice, treaty parties retain almost complete discretion when it comes to their implementation. This conclusion gives rise to two key questions. To what extent does this ambiguous authority affect adherence to procedural principles like legal certainty, non-arbitrariness and the duty to state reasons? And can the legitimacy of the process and content of post-treaty rules fill the gaps in their authority? In assessing these questions, the study shines a light on this crucial but neglected area in international law scholarship and forms a starting point for improvements and reform.

Non-Regression in International Environmental Law

Non-Regression in International Environmental Law

Author: Markus Vordermayer-Riemer Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/12/2020

The book analyses the emerging concept of 'non-regression' as a novel legal principle of international environmental law. It traces the development of non-regression in the context of international human rights law and provides an examination of the respective jurisprudence under universal and regional human rights instruments. These are then compared to closely-related normative concepts in the framework of international environmental law, including the Paris Climate Change Agreement and biodiversity-related agreements such as the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands and the Bonn Convention on Migratory Species. The book advocates an innovative usage of comparative law methods in order to enable fruitful interactions between human rights and international environmental law. Non-Regression in International Environmental Law is an important contribution to the development of international environmental law that offers a fresh perspective on the relationship between human rights and international environmental law.