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Adjudication Systems  

Emma Lees

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the role of adjudication systems in handling environmental disputes. It first considers the role of the judiciary in relation to the environment and its place within ... More

The Assessment of Environmental Impact  

Neil Craik

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the role of environmental assessment (EA) in mediating between the scientific, political, and normative elements within environmental decision-making. It first ... More

Atmosphere and Outer Space  

Ian H. Rowlands

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2012
What is ‘atmosphere’ and what is ‘outer space’? The term ‘atmosphere’ is sometimes used interchangeably with ‘air’. Moreover, it is often assumed that ‘outer space’ is simply the area ... More

Atmospheric Pollution  

Massimiliano Montini

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines atmospheric pollution legislation from a comparative perspective. It begins with a discussion of the definition and legal boundaries relevant to atmospheric ... More

Australia  

Douglas Fisher

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the structure and substance of environmental law in Australia. It begins with a discussion of how powers are distributed in environmental governance in Australia, ... More

Biological Resources  

Rosemary Rayfuse

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2012
In the past century, a large number of bilateral, regional, and global agreements have been adopted relating to the protection, preservation, conservation, and management of the Earth's ... More

Brazil  

Antonio Herman Benjamin and Nicholas Bryner

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines Brazil’s environmental law. It first provides an overview of Brazil’s constitutional structure as it relates to federalism and the environment, taking into account ... More

Brazilian Climate Change Law  

Karen Alvarenga Oliveira

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter examines the climate change policy of Brazil. In 2010 at the Sixteenth Conference of Parties in Cancún, Brazil announced its voluntary national target of significantly ... More

Business  

Steven R. Ratner

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2012
Business has a central role in international environmental law. Both treaties and treatises regard private economic actors as secondary players, and see states as the overwhelmingly ... More

Canada  

Stepan Wood

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter surveys Canadian environmental law, including the allocation of environmental powers, the choice of regulatory models, and the implementation of environmental laws. Notable ... More

Carbon Capture and Storage  

Richard Macrory

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Jul 2017
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Jan 2017
The capture and long-term storage of carbon dioxide from power plants and other industrial installations may prove a key technology in climate change abatement strategies. Regulatory ... More

Carbon Leakage and the Migration of Private CO2 Emitters to other Jurisdictions  

Andrew Shoyer, Jung-ui Sul, and Colette van der Ven

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter examines the phenomenon of carbon leakage, which is an increase in carbon emissions as a result of businesses moving to other states without carbon reduction measures. ... More

The Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico  

David Freestone and Clive Schofield

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Mar 2015
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Jun 2016
This chapter assesses the legal regime of the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. It first examines regional maritime claims before reviewing marine activities, environment, and resources ... More

A Cartography of Environmental Education  

Amy Cutter-McKenzie-Knowles, Marianne Logan, Ferdousi Khatun, and Karen Malone

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter presents a historical and policy cartography of environmental education. It begins with a brief historical overview of significant environmental education initiatives, ... More

A Cartography of Environmental Human Rights  

Louis J. Kotzé and Erin Daly

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter presents a cartography of environmental human rights, with particular emphasis on the current and potential contribution of human rights in augmenting global environmental ... More

Changing Role of The State  

Thilo Marauhn

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Aug 2008
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Sep 2012
Since the early days of modern public international law, the state has been the most important subject thereof. However, today, it is neither the sole, nor necessarily the primary, actor ... More

Climate Change and Damages  

Christina Voigt

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter explores the legal understanding of climate change damages in public international law. It shows that international law has been dealing with transboundary damages since its ... More

Climate Change and Disaster Law  

Daniel A. Farber

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter looks into a specific dimension of adaptation to climate change—disaster risks. It reviews the prospects for increases in disaster risk due to climate change and considers ... More

Climate Change and Energy Transition Policies  

Justin Gundlach and Michael B. Gerrard

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter focuses on policies designed to mitigate and adapt to climate change and policies that encourage transition away from fossil fuels and toward greater energy efficiency and ... More

Climate Change and International Law beyond the UNFCCC  

Alan Boyle and Navraj Singh Ghaleigh

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter discusses the various shortcomings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol. As a ‘framework convention’, the UNFCCC itself ... More

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