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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law and Policy

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ISBN13: 9781843760078
To be Published: January 2017
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £105.00

Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law and Policy is a unique interdisciplinary study on the diverse challenges facing environmental law today. It presents an analytical appraisal of the unique blend of regulation, theory, science and policy that are the foundations of environmental law, and examines fundamental issues likely to dictate the future direction of this fascinating field both in both developed and developing countries. The book explores how law and policymaking operate within defined areas of environmental law within the UK and EU as well as how global issues are relevant. It also shows that it is equally important to examine and understand the role, value and contribution of law, as well as circumstances where law may not be particularly relevant in addressing contemporary environmental problems. Taking into account the Kyoto Treaty as well as Cacun, the book illustrates how regulation and policy contribute to environmental protection, discusses the challenges involved in achieving future improvement, and provides a basis for further research in the field. Presented in a clear and analytical style, this important work demonstrates how environmental law and science may best be able to address the key issues facing the environment in the 21st century. As such, it will prove invaluable to environmental policymakers and to students, academics and researchers specialising in law, economics or the environment.

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Environmental Law
1. Introduction
2. Historical Developments in Environmental Law and Policy in a Contemporary Context
3. Regulating the Environment: Techniques, Standards and Principles
4. Science, Environmental Policy and Law
5. Human Rights, Judicial Review and Protecting the Environment
6. Governing the Environment: EU Environmental Law and Policy
7. International Environmental Law and Sustainable Law and Policy
8. Land, Natural Resources and Waste: A Sustainable Future
9. Water and the Environment: A Sustainable Future
10. Human Health and the Environment
11. Planning an Environmental Future: Innovation and Change
12. Conclusions: Contemporary Issues in Environmental Law