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International environmental law

See below for a selection of the latest books from International environmental law category. Presented with a red border are the International environmental law books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great International environmental law books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Law of Coastal Adaptation

The Law of Coastal Adaptation

Author: Linda Schumacher Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/07/2020

This work investigates law as an instrument to deal with the challenges of sea level rise. As the two countries chosen as examples differ significantly in their adaptation strategies and the corresponding legal regulations, the author presents general ideas on how any legal framework facing similar challenges could be improved. In particular, (flood) risk assessments, coastal defences and flood-resistant design as well as spatial and land use planning are discussed, including managed retreat. Moreover, conflicts as well as potential synergies of coastal adaptation and nature conservation are examined.Due to the thorough analysis this book is not just an essential read for policymakers and researchers interested in the coastal area but climate change adaptation in general as many general findings are transferrable to other impacts.

Ecological Integrity in Science and Law

Ecological Integrity in Science and Law

Author: Laura Westra Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/07/2020

This book offers recent insights into some of the burning issues of our times: climate change, exposure to chemicals, refugee issues and the ecological harm that accompanies conflict situations. It brings together a group of pioneering scholars, mostly legal experts but also thinkers from various scientific disciplines, to discuss concerns from around the globe - from Australia and New Zealand, to Canada and the United States, European countries including Germany, Italy, Britain and the Czech Republic, as well as the African continent. Presenting the latest climate and ecology-related case law, as well as analyses of the conceptual issues that underlie international problems, it covers the extinction of species, the basic role of women and Indigenous peoples in protecting the environment, the failure of today's states to protect the human right to a safe environment and public health, the harm arising from industrial food production, and the problems resulting from a growth-oriented economy. Lastly, the book examines various international legal principles and regulations that have been proposed to defend global ecological rights.

Enforcement of International Environmental Law

Enforcement of International Environmental Law

Author: Martin Hedemann-Robinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

The international community has generated several hundred multilateral environmental agreements, yet it has been far less successful in developing means to ensure that contracting parties honour them in practice. The subject of law enforcement has traditionally attracted relatively little attention amongst international policy-makers at the formation stage of a multilateral environmental accord. Commonly, the question of how to secure collective adherence to environmental treaty regimes might well only be considered in depth at a much later stage of an environmental agreement's evolution, if at all. At the same time, the significance of the issue of enforcement has gradually received more considered attention by states and international institutions. Providing an analysis of the nature, extent and current state of the international legal framework concerned with enhancing effective implementation of international environmental law, this book considers the scope and impact of international rules of law whose remit is to require or promote compliance by states with their international environmental legal obligations.

Irresolute Clay

Irresolute Clay

Author: Richard (Brick Court Chambers) Macrory Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2020

At a time of profound change and rethinking, this book provides insights into how environmental law in the UK has developed into its current form, and considers challenges it will face in the future. Irresolute Clay is not a legal history or textbook, nor a conventional set of legal memoirs. Instead it offers a personal account of the inside stories as experienced by one of the key architects of contemporary environmental law. Taking a thematic approach, it charts fundamental tenets of the subject (such as environmental sanctions, the European dimension, developing the academic discipline of environmental law, and environmental courts and tribunals), from the beginnings of the modern environmental law era in the 1970s to the present day.

Grenzuberschreitende Implikationen Eines Menschenrechts Auf Wasser?

Grenzuberschreitende Implikationen Eines Menschenrechts Auf Wasser?

Author: Adele Kirschner Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2020

Das Buch untersucht die Auswirkungen eines Menschenrechts auf Wasser auf die Nutzung grenzuberschreitender Wasserressourcen und fragt nach den Implikationen fur das internationale Wasserrecht. Es bewegt sich damit an der Schnittstelle des internationalen Menschenrechtsschutzes und des Umweltvoelkerrechts. Die Nutzung von Susswasserressourcen stellt eine inharent internationale Frage dar. Obgleich die Erde von grenzuberschreitenden Gewassern gepragt ist, sind die Verpflichtungen von Staaten gegenuber Rechtstragern in anderen Landern weitestgehend unklar. Die Autorin entwickelt zunachst die These der extraterritorialen Geltung dieses Menschenrechts, womit dieses zum (zusatzlichen) Massstab im Umgang mit grenzuberschreitenden Gewassern wird. Das Buch untersucht was dieser neue, am Menschenrecht ausgerichtete Massstab beinhaltet und was dies fur das internationale Wasserrecht letztlich bedeutet. Sind die Metadaten final von Ihnen freigegeben, werde ich eine ISBN beantragen, ein Cover erstellen lassen und das Buch wird auf unserer Website sichtbar. Sobald dann noch die Summary und die Abdruckgenehmigung vorliegen, kann das Manuskript umgehend in Herstellung gehen.

Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa

Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa

Author: Hadijah Yahyah Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2020

This book presents an important discussion on future options for sustainable soil management in Africa from various perspectives, including national soil protection regulations, the role of tenure rights, the work of relevant international institutions such as the UNCCD and FAO, and regional and international cooperation. This first volume of the new subseries Regional Perspectives to the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy includes contributions by African and international experts alike. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensable tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field. The International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy - Regional Perspectives series discusses central questions in law and politics that concern the protection and sustainable management of soil and land in different regions of the world.

Legal Perspectives on Sustainability

Legal Perspectives on Sustainability

This important volume steps beyond conventional legal approaches to sustainability to provide fresh insights into perhaps one of the most critical global challenges of our time. Offering analysis of sustainability at land and sea alongside trade, labour and corporate governance perspectives, this book articulates important debates about the role of law. From impacts on local societies to domestic sustainable development policies and major international goals, it considers multiple jurisdictional levels. With original, interdisciplinary research from experts in their legal fields, this is a rounded assessment of the complex interplay of law and sustainability-both as it is now and as it should be in the future.

Educational and Cultural Challenges of the European Sustainability Model

Educational and Cultural Challenges of the European Sustainability Model

Author: Maria Dolores Sanchez Galera Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/03/2020

The book provides a comprehensive overview of the European Sustainability Model which cannot be properly understood without taking into account the global governance trends surrounding the topic. The author offers a fresh analysis of both theory and praxis of sustainable development in the open-ended process of EU integration by shedding new light on the often-overlooked role that law and legal science should have within the educational and cultural domains. The monograph explores the necessity of new conceptual and methodological approaches in order to understand the emerging educational and cultural challenges when it comes to their integration and intersection with sustainability in today's society, which desperately claims systemic transformations.

Regulation of Extractive Industries

Regulation of Extractive Industries

Author: Rachael Lorna Johnstone Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/03/2020

This book intends to inform the key participants in extractive projects - namely, the communities, the host governments and the investors - about good practice for effective community engagement, based on analysis of international standards and expectations, lessons from selected case-studies and innovations in public participation. The extent of extractive industries varies widely around the Arctic as do governmental and social attitudes towards resource development. Whilst most Arctic communities are united in seeking investment to fund education, healthcare, housing, transport and other essential services, as well as wanting to benefit from improved employment and business opportunities, they have different views as to the role that extractive industries should play in this. Within each community, there are multiple perspectives and the goal of public participation is to draw out these perspectives and seek consensus. Part I of the book analyses the international standards that have emerged in recent years regarding public participation, in particular, in respect of indigenous peoples. Part II presents six case studies that aim to identify both good and bad practices and to reflect upon the distinct conditions, needs, expectations, strategies and results for each community examined. Part III explores the importance of meaningful participation from a corporate perspective and identifies some common themes that require consideration if Arctic voices are to shape extractive industries in Arctic communities. In drawing together international law and standards, case studies and examples of good practice, this anthology is a timely and invaluable resource for academics, legal advisors and those working in resource development and public policy.

Perspectives on Environmental Law Scholarship

Perspectives on Environmental Law Scholarship

Author: Ole W. (Newcastle University) Pedersen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2020

This collection invites environmental law scholars to reflect on what it means to be an environmental law scholar and to consider how and why environmental law scholars engage in environmental law scholarship. Leading environmental law scholars from different backgrounds and jurisdictions offer their personal reflections on the nature, form, quality and challenges of environmental law scholarship. The collection offers the first honest introspection on what environmental law scholarship is and is not. It considers the unique contributions of environmental law scholarship to legal scholarship more generally, reflecting on what sets environmental law scholarship apart from other disciplines of legal scholarship and the challenges arising from these differences.

International Marine Mammal Law

International Marine Mammal Law

Author: Nikolas Sellheim Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/01/2020

International Marine Mammal Law is a comprehensive, introductory volume on the legal regimes governing the conservation and utilisation of marine mammals. Written as a textbook, it provides basic overviews of international conservation law, which enable the reader to understand the greater implications of governance of a specific group of species. Paired with biological information on some marine mammal species, the international regimes for whales, seals and polar bears are explored - either as part of global regimes of international environmental governance or as regimes that were specifically designed for them. The book concludes with outlooks on the future of international marine mammal law, particularly in light of Japan's withdrawal from the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling in July 2019.

The Art of Environmental Law

The Art of Environmental Law

Author: Professor Benjamin J Richardson Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Environmental law has aesthetic dimensions. Aesthetic values have shaped the making of environmental law, and in turn such law governs many of our nature-based sensory experiences. Aesthetics is also integral to understanding the very fabric of environmental law, in its institutions, procedures and discourses. The Art of Environmental Law, the first book of its kind, brings new insights into the importance of aesthetic issues in a variety of domains of environmental governance around the world, from climate change to biodiversity conservation. It also argues for aesthetics, and relatedly the arts, to be taken more seriously in the practice of environmental law so as to improve our emotional and ethical capacities to address the upheavals of the Anthropocene.