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Implementing Environmental Law

Edited by: Paul Martin, Amanda Kennedy

ISBN13: 9781783479290
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781783479306

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This insightful book explores why implementation of environmental law is too often ineffective in achieving effective environmental governance. It provides careful analysis and innovative proposals to help improve the practical effectiveness of legal instruments for environmental governance.

A growing number of organisations including the IUCN, UNEP and the Organisation of American States have voiced concerns that legal instruments that have developed to pursue more effective environmental governance over the last 40 years are not creating a sufficiently effective and efficient system of environmental governance. In response to this challenge, this timely book explores ways to bridge the significant implementation gap between the objectives of environmental law and the real-world outcomes of its application.

Expert contributors discuss different forms of law, from international conventions down to inter partes agreements, and non-government codes and standards. The overarching discussion highlights the diverse factors that impact upon implementing environmental law in practice, and considers the limitations and opportunities for effective innovation in legal governance.

This book is a comprehensive reference point for both scholars and policy-makers alike, shedding light on how to achieve significant improvements in the effective application of environmental law.

Environmental Law
1. Accelerating the Evolution of Environmental Law through Continuous Learning from Applied Experience Paul V. Martin and Donna Craig
2. Assessing Environmental Governance of the Hudson River Valley: Application of an IPPEP Model Wang Xi, Richard Ottinger, Nicholas A. Robinson, Albert K. Butzel, Marla E. Wieder, John Louis Parker, Taryn L. Rucinski, Radina R. Valova and Wang Pianpian
3. Putting the Train of Environmental Protection on Track: Nova Scotia's Experiment in Using Law to Strengthen Environmental Law Meinhard Doelle and William Lahey
4. Has Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Lost Credibility? Recent Concerns from Australia and Canada Wayne Gumley
5. Remediation of Contaminated Land: The Polluter Pays Principle and Stewardship Emma Lees
6. Possible Legal Obligations to Consult Tanya Howard and Solange Teles Da Silva
7. Implementing International Water Agreements Alistair Rieu-Clarke and Josefin Gooch
8. Fouling Adam's Eden: A Legal Analysis of the Collective Action Challenge in Lake Victoria Omondi Robert Owino
9. Marine Protection Treaties in Antarctic Waters: Fragmentation or Coordination in International Treaty Implementation Gregory Rose
10. The Fight Against Ship-source Pollution: A Reflection on the Effectiveness of Instrument Mixes in EU and Spanish Law Javier de Cendra
11. Implementing Environmental Law and Collaborative Governance Cameron Holley and Andrew Lawson
12. Private Environmental Enforcement: Using Supply Chain Requirements to Help Assure Better Environmental Outcomes LeRoy Paddock and Molly Masterton
13. Sustainability Risk Governance, Innovation and Collaborative Governance Paul V. Martin and Peter Noble
14. Regulators, Networks and Scholars: Individual and Collective Roles and Contributions Towards Implementation of Environmental Law Grant Pink and Robyn Bartel