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Climate Change And Sustainable Development

Author : Malcolm Dowden
ISBN : 9781135333348
Genre : Law
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With the profile of environmental issues at an all-time high, this book provides a much needed examination of the related effects of these issues on the property industry. Within the property industry at the moment it is difficult to assume an overview of these issues, and to properly assess the implications of climate change for commercial property. This is the first book that pulls together the different elements of climate change into one coherent argument, explaining what needs to be done to ensure the future of the property market. The main issues discussed are: mitigation, adaptation, energy efficiency and property valuation, in addition to providing informed commentary on the laws and practical guidance to practitioners.

The World Bank Legal Review Volume 5

Author : Hassane Cisse
ISBN : 9781464800382
Genre : Law
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This volume explores the potentially transformative role of effective laws and legal institutions in providing people with more opportunity that is both inclusive and equitable.

Climate Change Law And Policy

Author : Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
ISBN : 9780199553419
Genre : Law
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Existing climate change governance regimes in the US and the EU contain complex mixtures of regulatory, market, voluntary, and research-based strategies. The EU has adopted an approach to climate change that is based on mandatory greenhouse gas emission reductions; it is grounded in 'hard' law measures and accompanied by 'soft' law measures at the regional and Member State level. In contrast, until recently, the US federal government has carefully avoided mandatory emission reduction obligations and focused instead on employing a variety of 'soft' measures to encourage - rather than mandate - greenhouse gas emission reductions in an economically sound, market-driven manner. These macro level differences are critical yet they mask equally important transatlantic policy convergences. The US and the EU are pivotal players in the development of the international climate change regime. How these two entities structure climate change laws and policies profoundly influences the shape and success of climate change laws and policies at multiple levels of governance. This book suggests that the overall structures and processes of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU are intricately linked to international policy-making and, thus, the long-term success of global efforts to address climate change. Accordingly, the book analyses the content and process of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU to reveal policy convergences and divergences, and to examine how these convergences and divergences impact the ability of the global community to structure a sustainable, effective and equitable long-term climate strategy.

Sustainable Development In The European Union

Author : Matthew Humphreys
ISBN : 1317047907
Genre : Environmental law
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Sustainable development : concept, principles, and practice -- The concept of sustainable development : its evolution on the international plane -- Sustainable development : contest and debate of meaning -- Sustainable development : legal context and application -- Precautionary principle -- The polluter pays principle -- Public participation -- The international context of sustainable development -- Sustainable development and general principles of EU law -- Principled-based sustainable development in EU law -- General principles in EU law and sustainable development -- Subsidiarity as a general principle in EU law -- Proportionality as a general principle in EU law -- EU sustainable development in subsidiarity and proportionality : legal procedural impact -- The legal effect of EU principle-based sustainable development -- Sustainability in subsidiarity and proportionality : procedural impact -- The precautionary principle and sustainability in EU environmental protection -- Precautionary approach to environmental protection -- EU environmental protection and precaution - law, policy, and practice -- The polluter pays principle : economic aspects of sustainability the EU -- The polluter pays principle and sustainable development -- The polluter pays and economic regulation in EU law, policy, and practice -- The polluter pays in EU law and policy -- The polluter pays principle and economic regulation in practice -- Transport policy -- Common agricultural policy -- Competition and state aid -- Critical review of polluter pays approaches to policy -- Public participation and access rights in EU law -- Public participation principle and sustainable development -- The Arhus Convention on Public Participation and Social Justice -- Right to information - Pillar I -- Procedural rights - Pillar 2 -- Access to justice - Pillar 3 -- Arhus' access rights in EU law, policy, and practice -- Application of 'access to justice' rights in the EU -- Access to justice case law -- Critical review of access rights approach to EU sustainability policy -- Sustainable development in EU external relations -- Sustainable development as an international issue for the EU -- The EU's presence in the international arena : on climate change -- EU promoting sustainable development -- Sustainable development and key actors on the international stage -- The World Trade Organization (WTO) -- Other key actors' role in sustainable development -- The United States -- China -- Russia -- India -- Brazil

International Law And Sustainable Development

Author : Nico J. Schrijver
ISBN : 9789004141735
Genre : Law
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Schrijver (Vrije U., Amsterdam) and Weiss (U. of Amsterdam) have both served on committees of the International Law Association (ILA).

Mainstreaming Climate Change In Development Cooperation

Author : Nicolien van der Grijp
ISBN : 0521197619
Genre : Political Science
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Climate change, development and development cooperation are, individually and jointly, three politically sensitive, complex issues, especially in the context of relations between developed and developing countries. This book tackles these issues by combining theoretical, political, and practical perspectives, analysing the dominant paradigms and exploring the meaning of the concept of mainstreaming. At the practical level, it presents the results of case studies focusing on assistance provided by the European Union and key member states and the climate needs articulated by developing countries. At the political level, it highlights the sensitivities between developed and developing countries and examines the mainstreaming debate in various fora. This book is valuable for policymakers, academics, politicians and non-state actors working in the fields of development studies, international law, politics, international relations, economics, climate change, and environmental studies.

Sustainable Development Law In The Uk

Author : Andrea Ross
ISBN : 9781136515842
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sustainable development is now widely accepted as a political objective in the UK and elsewhere but to what extent has the UK’s rhetoric on sustainable development become a reality? The aim of this book is to critically examine the UK’s approach to promoting and delivering sustainable development. It begins by providing a detailed account of UK law on sustainable development by reviewing the various policy, institutional and legal mechanisms used by the UK since the 1980s and by devolved administrations since devolution took effect in 1999. Progress has been slow, too slow and, according to the scientists, time is running out. To deal with this lack of progress, the book advocates increasing the status of ecological sustainability and sustainable development through the introduction of a wide range of legal mechanisms which would compel the change needed. The book calls for ecological sustainability, or respecting the Earth’s environmental limits, to be afforded the status of legal principle and argues that with ecological sustainability at its normative core, sustainable development could provide an effective framework for decision making and governance. It argues that to support this approach and ensure consistency, the time has come for sustainable development to receive explicit legal backing. Over and above its symbolic and educational value, legislation can impose mandatory rules on policymakers and decision makers, often with meaningful consequences both inside and outside the courtroom. To this end, the book contributes to the theory on sustainable development governance by suggesting three possible legislative approaches for such intervention. The volume concludes that while a lack of leadership on sustainable development may hinder the introduction of these innovations, once introduced, these innovations would equally provide much needed support for effective leadership towards a sustainable future. Andrea Ross is a Reader in the School of Law at the University of Dundee and has taught and researched in the areas of public and environmental law for over 18 years. Before becoming an academic she qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor in Ontario, Canada. An Earthscan from Routledge book.

The Oxford Handbook Of International Climate Change Law

Author : Kevin R. Gray
ISBN : 9780199684601
Genre : Law
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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change are unprecedented. International law, including treaty regimes, institutions, and customary international law, needs to address the myriad challenges and consequences of climate change, including variations in the weather patterns, sea level rise, and the resulting migration of peoples. The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law provides an unprecedented and authoritative overview of all aspects of international climate change law as it currently stands, with guidance for how it should develop in the future. Over forty leading scholars and practitioners set out a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that surround this vitally important but still emerging area of international law. This book addresses the major legal dimensions of the problems caused by climate change: not only in the content and nature of the international legal frameworks, which need implementation at the national level, but also the development of carbon trading systems as a means of reducing the costs of meeting emission reduction targets. After an introduction to the field, the Handbook assesses the relevant institutions, the key applicable principles of international law, the international mitigation regime and its consequences, and climate change litigation, before providing perspectives focused upon specific countries or regions. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international climate change law. It provides readers with diverse perspectives, bringing together interpretations from different disciplines, countries, and cultures.

Sustainable Development And Subnational Governments

Author : H. Bruyninckx
ISBN : 9781137005427
Genre : Political Science
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This book highlights the importance of the subnational level of governance in relation to sustainable development, exploring how subnational governments have taken up the challenge to design sustainable development policies and their involvement in international decision-making on sustainable development.

Green Growth And Travelism

Author : Terry DeLacy
ISBN : 9781136294679
Genre : Social Science
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The green growth paradigm emerged from evolving global strategies that coherently promote a more socially inclusive, low-carbon, resource-efficient, stable economy, with decreasing poverty. Opportunities and challenges associated with the paradigm shift are expected to transform the travel and tourism (travelism) sector in all respects and on a global scale. This involves the transformation of the entire travelism value chain, as well as the communities in tourism destinations. However, there is a lack of systematic reports on wide-ranging and complex implications of the green growth paradigm for the travelism sector. This book focuses on the twin pillars – green growth and travelism – as key building blocks in exploring an essential multi-decade lifestyle change for planetary and human well-being, through the lenses of concept, policy and practice. It provides a conceptual discussion of the implications of the new development trend for key players in the travelism system, offers case studies from both developed and developing countries that highlight key issues in the transformation towards the green economy, and explores the policy settings and frameworks on both the global and national levels that underpin travelism green growth. This book offers tourism industry players, academics, students, policy makers and practitioners a comprehensive discussion of the latest progress in green growth and travelism.

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