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Land Use Law for Sustainable Development

Edited by: Nathalie J. Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Lin-Heng Lye, John R. Nolon

ISBN13: 9781107410480
Published: October 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2007)
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This 2007 book surveys the global experience to date in implementing land-use policies that move us further along the sustainable development continuum. The international community has long recognized the need to ensure ongoing and future development is conducted sustainably. While high-level commitments towards sustainable development such as those included in the Rio and Johannesburg Declarations are politically important, they are irrelevant if they are not translated into reality on the ground. This book includes chapters that discuss the challenges of implementing sustainable land-use policies in different regions of the world, revealing problems that are common to all jurisdictions and highlighting others that are unique to particular regions. It also includes chapters documenting new approaches to sustainable land use, such as reforms to property rights regimes and environmental laws. Other chapters offer comparisons of approaches in different jurisdictions that can present insights which might not be apparent from a single-jurisdiction analysis.

Environmental Law

Part I. Introduction:
1. Introduction by editors (including some comments from Professor Charles Okidi)
2. Distinguished lectures

Part II. International Issues and Legal Responses to Sustainable Land Management:
3. Is conservation a viable land usage? Issues surrounding the sale of ivory by Southern African countries in 2004
4. Land use and climate change in Africa
5. Climate change adaptation and mitigation: exploring the role of land reforms in Africa
6. The integration of landscape into land use planning policy in relation to the new European landscape convention
7. EIA legislation and the importance of transboundary application

Part III. National Approaches to Land Use Planning for Sustainable Development:

A. Africa:
8. Community rights to genetic resources and their knowledge: African and Ethiopian perspectives
9. Easements and wildlife conservation in Kenya
10. Land tenure, land use and sustainable environmental management in Kenya: towards innovative property rights in wildlife management
11. The development of environmental law and its impact on sustainable use of wetlands in Uganda
12. EIA and the four Ps: some observations from South Africa
13. From bureaucratic-controlled to stakeholders-driven urban planning and management: experiences and challenges of environmental planning and management in Tanzania
14. Cooperative environmental governance in developing countries: some perspectives on the integration of environmental authorisations in South Africa
15. Environmental law and sustainable land use in Nigeria
16. The role of administrative dispute resolution institutions and processes in sustainable land use management: the case of the national environment tribunal and the public complaints committee of Kenya
17. Managing the environmental impact of refugees in Kenya: the role of national accountability and environmental law
18. Environmental Impact Assessment Law and land use: a comparative analysis of recent trends in the Nigerian and US oil and gas industry
19. Managing land use and environmental conflicts in Cameroon

B. Asia:
20. Environmental law reform to control land degradation in the People's Republic of China: a view of the legal framework of the GEF-PRC partnership program
21. Urbanization and Environmental challenges in Pakistan
22. Land stewardship and the law: the ASEAN Heritage Parks and transboundary biodiversity conservation
23. Land-use planning, environmental management and the garden city as an urban development approach in Singapore
24. The law and preparation of environmental management plans for sustainable development in Thailand
25. Nepal's legal initiatives on land use for sustainable development

C. Australia:
26. Environmental law and irrigated land in Australia
27. Environmental impact assessment: addressing the major weaknesses

D. Latin America: 28. Protection of natural spaces in Brazilian environmental law
29. Land use planning in Mexico: as framed by social development and environmental policies
30. Argentina's constitution and general environment law as the framework for comprehensive land use regulation

E. North America:
31. Economic incentives to promote land stewardship
32. The 2004 US Ocean Report and its implications for land use reform to improve ocean water quality
33. Historical overview of the American land system: a diagnostic approach to evaluating governmental land use control
34. Human settlement priorities: missing legal elements in sustainable development.