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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

Atmospheric Pollution  

Massimiliano Montini

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May 2019
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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

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

Canada  

Stepan Wood

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May 2019
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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

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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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

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 Law and Policy in India  

Deepa Badrinarayana

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter discusses India’s role in international climate law and its domestic law on climate change, and demonstrates the limits of its legal position in addressing climate-related ... More

Climate Change Law and Policy in the European Union  

Sanja Bogojević

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Mar 2016
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Nov 2016
This chapter is concerned with EU’s climate change law and its impact on climate change action at a global level. It investigates whether the international climate change regime ‘tightens’ ... More

Command and Control Standards and Cross-jurisdictional Harmonization  

Bettina Lange

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May 2019
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This chapter examines the strengths and weaknesses of ‘command and control’ environmental standards. It argues that a key shortcoming of such standards is a ‘conceptualization gap’: i.e. ... More

Comparative Environmental Law: Structuring a Field  

Jorge E. Viñuales

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This volume examines the building blocks of environmental law across different jurisdictions. More specifically, it provides a cartography of environmental law, with a focus on its ... More

Contaminated Sites  

Emma Lees

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May 2019
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This chapter examines models of regulation for historical pollution of sites. It begins with an overview of the various challenges involved in a comparative study of the rules regarding ... More

Distribution of Powers  

Moritz Reese

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter discusses the distribution of powers in environmental policy, with emphasis on vertical—rather than horizontal—division of powers. The goal is to identify prominent model ... More

Eco-labelling  

Jason Czarnezki, Margot Pollans, and Sarah M. Main

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines whether and how eco-labelling schemes, either public or private, can generate environmental benefits. Eco-labels are a form of informational regulation that have ... More

Environmental Law and Constitutional and Public Law  

Ole W. Pedersen

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the relationship of environmental law to public and constitutional law. More specifically, it considers ‘points of interactions’ between public and constitutional law ... More

Environmental Law and Criminal Law  

Emma Lees

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the tensions that exist between the principles of environmental law and criminal law. It first considers the ways in which environmental law and criminal law are ... More

Environmental Law and Private International Law  

Geert van Calster

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May 2019
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Jul 2019
This chapter examines the relationship between environmental law and private international law (also known as ‘conflict of laws’, particularly in the common law), with particular emphasis ... More

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