Author: Ludwig Krämer
Release Date: 2003-01
On the first of March 2003, Gerd Winter, Professor for public law at Bremen University, has celebrated his 60th birthday. For this reason, friends and colleagues decided to honour him with a liber amicorum. This book pays tribute to Gerd Winterâ??s contributions to the development in particular of German and European environmental law over the last twenty years. Gerd Winter has unwearyingly fought for a better environment, through his legal essays, his work in environmental law reform commissions, his advisory activities in Eastern Europe, his work as an academic teacher and through his activity as an attorney in court. At no time did he subordinate his convictions to practical compromises or political opinions. The book assembles essays on constitutional, state and administrative law, in particular on German and European environmental law, among many others from Michael Kloepfer, Astrid Epiney, Gerhard Stuby, Jan Jans and Richard Macrory.
Imagine a factory that pollutes the air. If the government closes it down, can the operator allege undue encroachment on his property? If the government remains inactive, can the neighboring farmer demand that his/her property must be protected? These two questions point to two dimensions of the interrelation between environmental concerns and property interests. Property is either used as a barrier to or as a quest for environmental protection. This book examines how the weighing up of property and environmental protection interests is determined by law. It discusses solutions found in the EU and in the Member States, looking both at regulatory and constitutional law. It is based on national reports, guided by a common list of questions. The book's crosscutting contributions highlight commonalities and differences, with a view to develop a European ius commune. This is framed by an analysis of the pertinent jurisdictions of the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the EU, and Investor-State Arbitration. *** Librarians: ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO (Series: The Avosetta Series - Vol. 12) [Subject: EU Law, Environmental Law, Property Law, Comparative Law, Constitutional Law]
Author: Gerd Winter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2006-03-30
Originally published in 2006, this collection is the outcome of an interdisciplinary research project involving scholars in the fields of international and comparative environmental law, the sociology and politics of global governance, and the scientific study of global climate change. Earth system analysis as developed by the natural sciences is transferred to the analysis of institutions of global environmental change. Rather than one overarching supranational organisation, a system of 'multilevel' institutions is advocated. The book examines the proper role of industrial self-regulation, of horizontal transfer of national policies, of regional integration, and of improved coordination between international environmental organisations, as well as basic principles for sustainable use of resources. Addressing both academics and politicians, this book will stimulate the debate about the means of improving global governance.
Author: Evanson C. Kamau
Release Date: 2009-09-02
The need to regulate access to genetic resources and ensure a fair and equitable sharing of any resulting benefits was at the core of the development of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The CBD established a series of principles and requirements around access and benefit sharing (ABS) in order to increase transparency and equity in the international flow of genetic resources, yet few countries have been able to effectively implement them and ABS negotiations are often paralysed by differing interests. This book not only examines these complex challenges, but offers workable, policy-oriented solutions. International contributors cover theoretical approaches, new significant national legislation, the concept of traditional knowledge, provider and user country measures and common solutions. Exploring specific, salient examples from across the globe, the authors provide lessons for national regulation and the ongoing negotiations for an international ABS regime. Uniquely, this book also looks at the potential for 'horizontal' development of ABS law and policy, applying lessons from bilateral approaches to other national contexts.
Author: Matthew Rimmer
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2015-12-18
Taking an interdisciplinary approach unmatched by any other book on this topic, this thoughtful Handbook considers the international struggle to provide for proper and just protection of Indigenous intellectual property (IP). In light of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 2007, expert contributors assess the legal and policy controversies over Indigenous knowledge in the fields of international law, copyright law, trademark law, patent law, trade secrets law, and cultural heritage. The overarching discussion examines national developments in Indigenous IP in the United States, Canada, South Africa, the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, and Indonesia. The Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the historical origins of conflict over Indigenous knowledge, and examines new challenges to Indigenous IP from emerging developments in information technology, biotechnology, and climate change. Practitioners and scholars in the field of IP will learn a great deal from this Handbook about the issues and challenges that surround just protection of a variety of forms of IP for Indigenous communities.
Author: Gerd Winter
Publisher: Dartmouth Publishing Company
Release Date: 1996-01
Part of the Tempus Textbook Series on European Law and European Legal Cultures, this book provides a comparative analysis of European environmental law. It aims to outline the structures and the developing trends in environmental law and practice.
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) strives for the sustainable and equitable utilization of genetic resources, with the ultimate goal of conserving biodiversity. The CBD and the Nagoya Protocol which has since been elaborated suggest a bilateral model for access to genetic resources and the sharing of benefits from their utilization. There is concern that the bilateral exchange "genetic resource for benefit sharing" could have disappointing results because providers are left out of the process of research and development, benefits are difficult to be traced to sources, and providers owning the same resource may complain of being excluded from benefit sharing. Thus, the CBD objective of full utilization and equitability may become flawed. Common Pools of Genetic Resources: Equity and Innovation in International Biodiversity Law suggests common pools as a complementary approach to bilateralism. This is one of the first books to reply to a number of complex legal questions related to the interpretation and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol. Taking an inductive approach, it describes existing pools and analyzes how they are organized and how they perform in terms of joint R&D and benefit sharing. It presents case studies of the most characteristic types of common pools, provides suggestions for further developing existing pools to cope with the requirements of the CBD and NP and, at the same time uses the clauses these conventions contain to open up for commons approaches. Written by a team of expert academics and practitioners in the field, this innovative book makes a timely and valuable contribution to academic and policy debates in international environmental law, international biodiversity law, intellectual property law, climate law and the law of indigenous populations.
Gerd Winter sintetiza nesta obra três linhas do Direito Ambiental - Desenvolvimento Sustentável, Organismos Geneticamente Modificados e Responsabilidade Civil na União Européia. Introduzido no Brasil pelo Professor Paulo Affonso Leme Machado, possibilita ao leitor de língua portuguesa, o acesso aos ensinamentos deste primeiro autor.
Author: Helmut Rösing
Release Date: 2002
Traditionsgema wei sich musikwissenschaftliche Forschung in Deutschland der schriftlich festgehaltenen Musik verpflichtet. Die Auseinandersetzung mit jenen Musikrichtungen, die im 20. Jahrhundert fur Millionen von Menschen immer groere Bedeutung bekommen haben-Unterhaltungs- und Tanzmusik, Rock, Pop und Jazz-wurde zwar schon von Guido Adler in seinem programmatischen Entwurf einer historischen und systematischen Musikwissenschaft eingefordert, aber nur zogerlich eingelost. Das allerdings darf nicht daruber hinwegtauschen, dass eine ernst zu nehmende Popularmusikforschung in Deutschland seit mittlerweile gut 40 Jahren existiert. So auch in Hamburg, wo im Rahmen musik-psychologischer, -soziologischer und -ethnologischer Arbeit die verschiedenen Formen der popularen Musik wie selbstverstandlich in die jeweiligen Forschungs-programme mit einbezogen worden sind. Der Band umfasst 18 Originalbeitrage von Personlichkeiten, die dem Hamburger Musikwissenschaftlichen Institut und der Systematischen Musikwissenschaft nahe stehen. In vier Themenblocken werden forschungsgeschichtliche Aspekte diskutiert, Musikanalysen vorgestellt, spezielle Hamburger Musikszenen beleuchtet und Fragen der Bewertung von popularer Musik angesprochen. Helmut Rosing: « Popularmusikforschung in Deutschland-von den Anfangen bis zu den 1990er Jahren-Martin Pfleiderer: Thinking in Jazz. Entwicklung und neuere Aufsatze der Jazzforschung-Peter Wicke: Popmusik in der Theorie. Aspekte einer problematischen Beziehung-Paul Riggenbach: Empirie-Domino. Empirische Popularmusikforschung in der BRD: ein Vergleich-Dietrich Helms: Musikwissenschaftliche Analyse popularer Musik?-Albrecht Schneider: Klanganalyse als Methodik derPopularmusikforschung-Werner Jauk: Pop: Mediatisierung und der dissidente Korper-Andre Matth