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Routledge Research in International Environmental Law


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Marine Pollution, Shipping Waste and International Law

Marine Pollution, Shipping Waste and International Law

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Gabriela Argüello
August 06, 2019

Waste management poses increasing challenges to both the protection of the environment and to human health. To face these challenges, this book claims that environmental law needs to shift attention from media-specific pollution regimes to integrative life-cycle approaches of waste management i.e.,...

Protecting Traditional Knowledge: The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Protecting Traditional Knowledge: The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

1st Edition

Daniel F. Robinson, Ahmed Abdel-Latif, Pedro Roffe
April 15, 2019

This is the first comprehensive review of the Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) established in 2000. It provides an in-depth consideration of the key thematic areas within WIPO discussions – genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK)...

Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law

Ecological Restoration in International Environmental Law

1st Edition

Anastasia Telesetsky, An Cliquet, Afshin Akhtar-Khavari
January 10, 2019

Human activities are depleting ecosystems at an unprecedented rate. In spite of nature conservation efforts worldwide, many ecosystems including those critical for human well-being have been damaged or destroyed. States and citizens need a new vision of how humans can reconnect with the natural...

Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals: 1992-2012

Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals: 1992-2012

1st Edition

Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Judge C.G. c g weea
January 08, 2019

The 2002 New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law relating to Sustainable Development set out seven principles on sustainable development, as agreed in treaties and soft-law instruments from before the 1992 Rio ‘Earth Summit’ UNCED, to the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on...

Environmental Law and the Ecosystem Approach: Maintaining ecological integrity through consistency in law

Environmental Law and the Ecosystem Approach: Maintaining ecological integrity through consistency in law

1st Edition

Froukje Maria Platjouw
August 14, 2018

The ecosystem approach embodies a concept of the environment which emphasizes the integrated components of nature as complex adaptive systems. This book examines the relationship between the architecture and design of environmental law and the implementation of the ecosystem approach as a means to...

Enforcement of International Environmental Law: Challenges and Responses at the International Level

Enforcement of International Environmental Law: Challenges and Responses at the International Level

1st Edition

Martin Hedemann-Robinson
July 16, 2018

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...

Ecological Integrity and Global Governance: Science, ethics and the law

Ecological Integrity and Global Governance: Science, ethics and the law

1st Edition

Laura Westra
June 08, 2018

It is increasingly argued that a focus on environmental sustainability is fundamental to effective and equitable governance, and ultimately for the good of mankind. This book argues that, in the face increasing environmental challenges, it is essential to recognise the role that ecological...

Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic: The Example of Greenland

Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic: The Example of Greenland

1st Edition

Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Møllmann, Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
June 01, 2018

Given the magnitude of the risks associated with commercial activities in the Arctic arising as a result of the milder climate, new business opportunities raise important questions of responsibility and liability. This book analyses the issues of responsibility and liability connected with the...

Stratospheric Ozone Damage and Legal Liability: US public policy and tort litigation to protect the ozone layer

Stratospheric Ozone Damage and Legal Liability: US public policy and tort litigation to protect the ozone layer

1st Edition

Lisa Elges
June 01, 2018

While government enforcement of laws and regulations to control the production of chloroflurocarbons in 1987 has been hailed as exemplifying the precautionary principle, for almost two decades US companies failed to take precautionary measures to prevent chemical emissions, despite the probable...

Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

Sumudu Atapattu
June 01, 2018

Despite the clear link between climate change and human rights with the potential for virtually all protected rights to be undermined as a result of climate change, its catastrophic impact on human beings was not really understood as a human rights issue until recently. This book examines the link...

Conserving Europe's Wildlife: Law and Policy of the Natura 2000 Network of Protected Areas

Conserving Europe's Wildlife: Law and Policy of the Natura 2000 Network of Protected Areas

1st Edition

Andrew L.R. Jackson
April 06, 2018

The Natura 2000 network of protected areas is the centrepiece of European Union nature policy, currently covering almost one-fifth of the EU’s entire land territory plus large marine areas. This vast EU-wide network, which aims to conserve Europe’s most valuable and threatened species and...

Climate Change and Human Rights: An International and Comparative Law Perspective

Climate Change and Human Rights: An International and Comparative Law Perspective

1st Edition

Ottavio Quirico, Mouloud Boumghar
December 21, 2017

Do anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions affect human rights? Should fundamental rights constrain climate policies? Scientific evidence demonstrates that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions contribute to increasing atmospheric temperatures, soon passing the compromising threshold of 2° C....

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