Offers an overview of the body of environmental law. This report is intended for legal stakeholders from various backgrounds including government representatives, judges, university professors and students to enable them to more effectively participate in the global, regional and national efforts to preserve the Earth for future generations.
Author: Shawkat Alam
Release Date: 2013
The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law is an advanced level reference guide which provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the corpus of international environmental law (IEL). The Handbook features specially commissioned papers by leading experts in the field of international environmental law, drawn from a range of both developed and developing countries in order to put forward a truly global approach to the subject. Furthermore, it addresses emerging and cross-cutting issues of critical importance for the years ahead. The book is split into six parts for ease of reference: The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law - focuses on the origins, theory, principles and development of the discipline; Implementing International Environmental Law - addresses the implementation of IEL and the role of various actors and institutions, including corporations, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs; Key Issues and Legal Frameworks - brings fresh perspectives of the common general issues of international environmental law, such as biological diversity and marine environmental law; Regional Environmental Law - explores the specific regimes developed to address regional environmental issues, considering the evolution, prospects and relationship of regional law and mechanisms to IEL; Cross-Cutting Issues - considers the engagement of international environmental law with other key fields and legal regimes, including international trade, human rights and armed conflict; Contemporary and Future Challenges - analyses pressing current and emerging issues in the field including environmental refugees and climate change, REDD and deforestation, and 'treaty congestion' in IEL. This up-to-date and authoritative book makes it an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.
Author: Director David Attard
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2016-05-24
Genre: Environmental law
This three-volume Manual on International Maritime Law presents a systematic analysis of the history and contemporary development of international maritime law by leading contributors from across the world. Prepared in cooperation with the International Maritime Law Institute, the International Maritime Organization's research and training institute, this a uniquely comprehensive study of this fundamental area of international law. Volume III is devoted to The Marine Environmental Law and Maritime Security Law. The first part of Volume III deals in depth with the issues of most fundamental importance in the contemporary world, namely how to protect the marine environment from pollution from ships, pollution from land-based sources, pollution from seabed activities, and pollution from or through air. In explaining these types of pollution, various conventions concluded under the auspices of the IMO (such as MARPOL 73/78 and the 1972 London Convention) and soft law documents are analyzed. The Volume also includes chapters on the conventions relating to pollution incident preparedness, response, cooperation, and the relevance of regional cooperation. This Volume additionally discusses liability and compensation for pollution damage. The second part of Volume II, dedicated to Maritime Security law, includes chapters dealing with piracy; stowaways; human trafficking; illicit drugs; terrorism; military uses of the sea; and new maritime security threats.
Author: David R. Hodas
Publisher: West Academic
Release Date: 2009
This casebook examines climate change law using primary source materials, commentary and problem exercises. Climate science and policy are integrated into each section of the book. Reducing global and U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the impacts of climate change receive approximately equal treatment. Mitigation is covered in chapters on the probable post-Kyoto regime, energy law and policy, national and state law, theory and practice of economic instruments (such as cap and trade and carbon taxes), and carbon sequestration. Adaptation is addressed in ecosystem, sectoral, regional, and human settlement chapters.
Author: Stephen C. McCaffrey
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 2009
Environmental law addresses the broad question of how to reconcile human activity with the need to protect the life-support system of humans and other species on a planet of limited resources. This question cannot be fully understood or explored without acknowledging that environmental issues do not respect political boundaries. Once introduced to the challenges of effectively addressing environmental problems, students can easily appreciate the value of concerted international efforts to address those challenges, and lessons that can be learned from efforts in other countries. Global Issues in Environmental Law is designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative legal issues into the basic Environmental Law course, but could also be used in a seminar on the subject. The book covers: constitutional protection of the environment; the precautionary principle; intergenerational equity; international and comparative approaches to the regulation of air, water and toxic substance pollution; global climate change; wildlife and biodiversity preservation; the Law of the Sea; and management of oceans and coastal areas.
Author: Carl E. Bruch
Release Date: 2006
This Manual expands upon Guidelines on Compliance with and Enforcement of MultilateralEnvironmental Agreements (MEAs). Many States participated in the developmentand negotiation of the Guidelines, which were adopted by the UNEP GoverningCouncil in 2002. While this Manual is not a negotiated document, it also is the result ofa collaborative process involving a wide range of numerous individuals around the world.These people assisted in drafting case studies and other contributions, reviewing the text,and suggesting substantive and formatting changes.