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Environmental and Energy Law

Edited by: Karen Makuch, Ricardo Pereira

ISBN13: 9781405177870
Published: September 2012
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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Despite bringing prosperity, industrialisation generally leads to increasing levels of pollution which has a detrimental impact on the environment. In response, legislation which seeks to control or prevent such impact has become common.

Similarly, climate change and energy security have become major drivers for the regulatory regimes that have emerged in the energy field. Given the global or regional scope of many environmental problems, international cooperation is often necessary to ensure such legislation is effective.

The EU and the UK have contributed to the development of the environmental and energy law regimes currently in force, spanning across international, transnational and national levels. At the same time, practical responses to environmental and energy problems have largely been the focus of engineers, scientists and other technical experts.

Environmental & Energy Law attempts to bridge the knowledge gap between legal developments designed to achieve environmental and/or energy-related objectives and the practical, scientific and technical considerations applicable to the same environmental problems.

In particular, it attempts to convey a broad range of topical issues in environmental and energy law, from climate and energy regulation, technology innovation and transfer, to pollution control, environmental governance and enforcement. In addition the book outlines key sector specific legal regimes (including water, waste and air quality management), focusing on issues or topics that are particularly relevant to both environmental and energy lawyers, and engineering, science and technology-oriented professionals and students.

In this vein, the book guides the reader on some basic practical applications of the law within scientific, engineering and other practical settings. The book will be useful to all those working or studying in the environmental or energy arena, including law students, legal professionals, engineering and science students and professionals.

By adopting a multi-disciplinary approach to environmental and energy law, the book embraces all readerships and helps to address the often thorny problem of communication between scientists, engineers, lawyers and policy-makers.

Environmental Law, Energy and Natural Resources Law
About the Editors ix The Contributors ix PART ONE INTRODUCTION 1 1 Introduction 3 Karen E. Makuch and Ricardo Pereira Questions and activities 32 PART TWO INNOVATION, SUSTAINABILITY AND THE LAW 35 2 Sustainable Development and Best Available Techniques in International and European Law 37 Panos Merkouris 3 Environmental Regulation, Business Competitiveness and Corporate Responsibility 61 Ricardo Pereira 4 A Legal Framework for Clean Technology Transfer and Finance 75 Helena Wright and Ricardo Pereira 5 Technology Innovation and the Law - the Example of Climate Adaptation Technologies 92 Katrin Glatzel, Helena Wright, and Zen Makuch Questions and activities 115 PART THREE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE LAW 117 6 Sustainable Energy Law and Policy 119 Matthew Leach and Sandip Deshmukh 7 International and EU Climate Change Law 141 Ricardo Pereira and Charlotte Jourdain 8 UK Climate Change Law and Policy 172 Karen E. Makuch, Zen Makuch, Ricardo Pereira, and Charlotte Jourdain Questions and activities 193 PART FOUR EXPLORATION AND EXPLOITATION OF ENERGY RESOURCES 197 9 The Exploration and Exploitation of Energy Resources in International Law 199 Ricardo Pereira 10 Occupational Health and Safety Law: the Oil and Gas Industry 225 John Paterson 11 Energy Agreements - Force Majeure and Hardship Clauses 240 Isabelle Fellrath and Frank Spoorenberg Questions and activities 253 PART FIVE CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES AND THE CLEAN DEVELOPMENT MECHANISM 255 12 Carbon Capture and Storage Technologies - An Overview and Some Key Issues 257 Tim Cockerill 13 Carbon Capture and Storage Liability 270 Zen A. Makuch, Slavina Z. Georgieva and Behdeen Oraee-Mirzamani 14 The Clean Development Mechanism - Legal and Contractual Framework in CDM Renewable Energy Projects 288 Kenneth Aidelojie, Chuan Tze-Teo, Zen Makuch and Ricardo Pereira Questions and activities 311 PART SIX WASTE, WATER, AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT AND POLLUTION CONTROL 313 15 Solid Waste Management and Regulation 315 Arturo Castillo-Castillo 16 Water Management and Regulation 347 Dieudonne-Guy Ohandja and Alexandra Collins 17 Integrated Pollution and Control - the Industrial Emissions Directive 368 Iain MacLean 18 The Law and Practice of Air Quality Management 393 Zen Makuch and Marilena Karyampa 19 Contaminated Land and Regulation 418 Owen Lewis PART SEVEN THE REGULATION OF CHEMICALS AND LABORATORY SAFETY 435 20 The Regulation of Nanotechnologies 437 Sekai Ngarize, Karen Makuch and Ricardo Pereira 21 Environmental Law Standards and Principles of Good Laboratory Practice for Environmental Protection 463 Elizabeth Prichard and Karen Makuch Questions and activities 483 PART EIGHT GOVERNANCE, IMPACT ASSESSMENT, COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT IN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 487 22 Planning, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 489 Martin Birt and Steven Smith 23 Regulating Environmental Information and Environmental Data 506 Karen E. Makuch 24 Corporate Law and the Aarhus Convention 532 Nikzad Oraee-Mirzamani and Zen Makuch 25 Compliance and Enforcement in International, European and National Environmental Law 559 Ricardo Pereira Questions and activities 575 PART NINE CASE STUDIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IMPLEMENTATION 577 26 Case Studies 579 Karen E. Makuch Index 589