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Environment law

See below for a selection of the latest books from Environment law category. Presented with a red border are the Environment 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 Environment law books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law

A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law

Author: Arden Rowell, Josephine van Zeben Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/03/2021

Written by two internationally respected authors, this unique primer distills the environmental law and policy of the United States into a practical guide for a nonlegal audience, as well as for lawyers trained in other regions. The first part of the book explains the basics of the American legal system: key actors, types of laws, and overarching legal strategies for environmental management. The second part delves into specific environmental issues (pollution, ecosystem management, and climate change) and how American law addresses each. Chapters include summaries of key concepts, discussion questions, and a glossary of terms, as well as informative spotlights -brief overviews of topics. With a highly accessible structure and useful illustrative features, A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law is a long-overdue synthetic reference on environmental law for students and for those who work in environmental policy or environmental science. Pairing this book with its companion, A Guide to EU Environmental Law, allows for a comparative look at how two of the most important jurisdictions in the world deal with key environmental problems.

A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law

A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law

Author: Arden Rowell, Josephine van Zeben Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2021

Written by two internationally respected authors, this unique primer distills the environmental law and policy of the United States into a practical guide for a nonlegal audience, as well as for lawyers trained in other regions. The first part of the book explains the basics of the American legal system: key actors, types of laws, and overarching legal strategies for environmental management. The second part delves into specific environmental issues (pollution, ecosystem management, and climate change) and how American law addresses each. Chapters include summaries of key concepts, discussion questions, and a glossary of terms, as well as informative spotlights -brief overviews of topics. With a highly accessible structure and useful illustrative features, A Guide to U.S. Environmental Law is a long-overdue synthetic reference on environmental law for students and for those who work in environmental policy or environmental science. Pairing this book with its companion, A Guide to EU Environmental Law, allows for a comparative look at how two of the most important jurisdictions in the world deal with key environmental problems.

Environmental Groups and Legal Expertise

Environmental Groups and Legal Expertise

Author: Carolyn Abbot, Maria Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

European Contract Law in the Banking and Financial Union, Volume 4

European Contract Law in the Banking and Financial Union, Volume 4

Author: Stefan Grundmann Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2021

The European Banking Union, with its own EU supervisory institutions such as the ECB, has had us forget that banking law mainly consists of transactions with and between clients. It is to a large extent (European) contract law. This volume investigates how the post-crisis supervisory regime of the EU and the Eurozone impacts on bank managers' duties and on market transactions: in their relationship to the large range of stakeholders, including the public as such, in current lending and investment transactions, in the phase of recovery and resolution (with bail-ins triggering changes of contractual rights), but also in adjudication, namely in banking related ADR schemes. It concludes with a look at the ongoing endeavour to extend the banking union to a capital market and more generally a financial union.

Environmental Groups and Legal Expertise

Environmental Groups and Legal Expertise

Author: Carolyn Abbot, Maria Lee Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2021

Reconsidering REDD+

Reconsidering REDD+

Author: Julia (La Trobe University, Victoria) Dehm Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2021

In Reconsidering REDD+: Authority, Power and Law in the Green Economy, Julia Dehm provides a critical analysis of how the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) scheme operates to reorganise social relations and to establish new forms of global authority over forests in the Global South, in ways that benefit the interests of some actors while further marginalising others. In accessible prose that draws on interdisciplinary insights, Dehm demonstrates how, through the creation of new legal relations, including property rights and contractual obligations, new forms of transnational authority over forested areas in the Global South are being constituted. This important work should be read by anyone interested in a critical analysis of international climate law and policy that offers insights into questions of political economy, power, and unequal authority.

Chinese Environmental Law

Chinese Environmental Law

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

Since the economic take-off of the 1980s, China has undertaken industrialization and urbanization at unprecedented scale and speed. As it became the world's second largest economy, the burden of pollution has reached the limits of nature's carrying capacity. Chinese Environmental Law provides a comprehensive, structured and up-to-date analysis of the increasingly sophisticated Chinese environmental law regime. It examines the statutory regulation of pollution in detail, covering key environmental statutes, policies and plans, and investigates judicial innovation in the interpretation and application of environmental legal instruments. The book presents Chinese environmental law in action and in context. By discussing key institutions and processes, readers gain exposure to the operation of Chinese environmental law and the dynamic interactions among different institutions, both state organs and non-governmental organizations. The unique socio-economic and political context presents special challenges to the implementation and enforcement of environmental law in China.

Chinese Environmental Law

Chinese Environmental Law

Author: Yuhong (The Chinese University of Hong Kong) Zhao Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2021

Since the economic take-off of the 1980s, China has undertaken industrialization and urbanization at unprecedented scale and speed. As it became the world's second largest economy, the burden of pollution has reached the limits of nature's carrying capacity. Chinese Environmental Law provides a comprehensive, structured and up-to-date analysis of the increasingly sophisticated Chinese environmental law regime. It examines the statutory regulation of pollution in detail, covering key environmental statutes, policies and plans, and investigates judicial innovation in the interpretation and application of environmental legal instruments. The book presents Chinese environmental law in action and in context. By discussing key institutions and processes, readers gain exposure to the operation of Chinese environmental law and the dynamic interactions among different institutions, both state organs and non-governmental organizations. The unique socio-economic and political context presents special challenges to the implementation and enforcement of environmental law in China.

Law and the Kinetic Environment

Law and the Kinetic Environment

Author: Sarah Marusek Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/02/2021

Within the field of legal geography, the spatial relationship of law to landscape is usually considered to be static. Environments are often considered fixed, and consequently inert, as places that literally don't go anywhere. Typically, then, it is what happens in these places, rather than the place itself, that commands academic attention. In contrast to this static viewpoint, Law and the Kinetic Environment considers how many landscapes are in flux and as a result, may be seen as dynamic. Natural phenomena, such as oozing lava, moving glaciers, or bubbling geothermal pools, challenge and test the normative conceptualizations of stability of place, property ownership, and legal regulation. Consequently, such dynamic landscapes enliven and transform law; offering new jurisprudential insights into what law is and how it operates in response to the kineticism that, this book argues is, to some degree, inherent in all landscapes.

Legal Design for Social-Ecological Resilience

Legal Design for Social-Ecological Resilience

Author: Brita (Stockholms Universitet) Bohman Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Theories of social-ecological resilience have developed over the past decades and rapidly become an important framework for governance of complex non-linear environmental problems. This book explores the resilience theories and their compatibility with law, it identifies corresponding legal features. The legal features identified, including legal measures, mechanisms, principles and approaches, form a legal design for social-ecological resilience. A legal design that can be applied to different governance situations. It can be a tool both for designing new laws, as well as for assessing the effectiveness of current laws and legal systems. In many ways environmental law has adjusted and developed new approaches to meet complex environmental problems, but law is still challenged by the complexity that characterize environmental problems and the environmental change connected with the Anthropocene. This book provides a comprehensive review of the most fundamental components of the governance framework for social-ecological resilience and the role of law.

Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets

Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets

Author: Damilola S. Olawuyi Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets analyses the topical and contentious issue of the critical intersections between local content requirements (LCRs) and the implementation of sustainable development treaties in global energy markets including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, South America, Australasia and the Middle East While LCRs generally aim to boost domestic value creation and economic growth, inappropriately designed LCRs could produce negative social, human rights and environmental outcomes, and a misalignment of a country's fiscal policies and global sustainable development goals. These unintended outcomes may ultimately serve as disincentive to foreign participation in a country's energy market. This book outlines the guiding principles of a sustainable and rights-based approach - focusing on transparency, accountability, gender justice and other human rights issues - to the design, application and implementation of LCRs in global energy markets to avoid misalignments.

Environmental Multilateralism and its Discontents

Environmental Multilateralism and its Discontents

Author: Christina (University of Oslo, Norway) Voigt Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Multilateralism has been increasingly accepted as the modus operandi in world politics, and in global environmental politics in particular. International environmental law in the form of multilateral environmental agreements has over the last four decades emerged as the preferred avenue to address inter-state environmental issues that either cross state boundaries, materialize beyond national jurisdictions or are of genuinely global nature such as climate change. This book analyses the possibilities as well as the limitations of environmental treaty making between states. The book considers the structures and processes that lead to the successful adoption of the Paris Agreement - and contrasting them with other attempts that failed in bringing states together under a legally-binding solution. Christina Voigt explores the whole life-cycle of multilateral environmental agreements, from diplomatic exchanges, to treaty negotiations, to analyses of the treaty text, non-compliance mechanisms and finally to recourse to courts. It also emphasises the strong impact of the sovereign powers of emerging economies such as China and Brazil on the shaping of international environmental regimes.