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Title Global environmental law at a crossroads [electronic resource] / edited by Robert V. Percival, Jolene Lin and William Piermattei.

Published Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd., 2014.


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Physical description 1 online resource (ix, 326 p.) : ill.
Series The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law series
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents pt. I. Environmental governance frameworks -- pt. II. Environmental challenges-- a world tour -- pt. III. Governance models-- looking to the future.
Summary 'The normative and institutional distance travelled since UNCHE has been considerable. There have been notable successes, but more often than not environmental indicators continue to evince disturbing downward trends. This collection brings together cutting-edge scholarship designed to explore where we have been, where we are, and where we might be going--Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads. Contributors explore the continuing challenges we face, but they also look ably and deeply at the opportunities for improvement in governance that might address these challenges. For those concerned where we are headed, this will be a welcome addition to the library.'--Donald K. Anton, The Australian National University College of Law. 'This is a remarkable publication wherein some of the world's leading environmentalists discuss in an informed and transparent manner global, regional and national environmental challenges. The unique character of this book is that it links global issues of the environment (sustainable development; the creation of the World Environmental Organization) with national issues such as the right of nature in Ecuador. The book also presents a critical overview of the Rio+20 Conference. The particular feature of this outstanding book is its very analytical and straightforward approach to environmental issues adopted by its authors. Such a book is a must to all environmental lawyers, scholars and practitioners and in particular for a young generation of people who are interested in our planet.'--Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary University of London. Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads analyzes cutting-edge developments in environmental law around the globe. Written in the aftermath of the "Rio+20" conference, this book addresses environmental governance from the international, regional and national levels. The topics include climate change initiatives, market-based environmental measures, water and food systems management, environmental governance structures and theories, and examples of environmental policy innovations from around the world. The global coverage draws on experiences from the EU, the Middle East, China, Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Australia. This book will be a useful resource to scholars and students of environmental law and policy. Government and environmental officials as well as resource managers will find of interest the analyses of varied experiences around the world. These comparative experiences provide a rich introduction to the emerging field of global environmental law.
Notes Description based on online resource; title from title screen (viewed June 12, 2014).
Other author Percival, Robert V.
Lin, Jolene.
Piermattei, William.
Subject Environmental law, International.
Environmental law.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781783470853 (e-book)