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Routledge Research in International Environmental Law


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Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change Challenges and Opportunities

Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities

1st Edition

By Sumudu Atapattu
June 01, 2018

Despite the clear link between climate change and human rights with the potential for virtually all protected rights to be undermined as a result of climate change, its catastrophic impact on human beings was not really understood as a human rights issue until recently. This book examines the link...

Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic The Example of Greenland

Responsibilities and Liabilities for Commercial Activity in the Arctic: The Example of Greenland

1st Edition

Edited By Vibe Ulfbeck, Anders Møllmann, Bent Ole Gram Mortensen
June 01, 2018

Given the magnitude of the risks associated with commercial activities in the Arctic arising as a result of the milder climate, new business opportunities raise important questions of responsibility and liability. This book analyses the issues of responsibility and liability connected with the ...

Stratospheric Ozone Damage and Legal Liability US public policy and tort litigation to protect the ozone layer

Stratospheric Ozone Damage and Legal Liability: US public policy and tort litigation to protect the ozone layer

1st Edition

By Lisa Elges
June 01, 2018

While government enforcement of laws and regulations to control the production of chloroflurocarbons in 1987 has been hailed as exemplifying the precautionary principle, for almost two decades US companies failed to take precautionary measures to prevent chemical emissions, despite the probable ...

Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals 1992-2012

Sustainable Development Principles in the Decisions of International Courts and Tribunals: 1992-2012

1st Edition

Edited By Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Judge C.G. c g weea
January 08, 2018

The 2002 New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law relating to Sustainable Development set out seven principles on sustainable development, as agreed in treaties and soft-law instruments from before the 1992 Rio ‘Earth Summit’ UNCED, to the 2002 Johannesburg World Summit on ...

Climate Change and Human Rights An International and Comparative Law Perspective

Climate Change and Human Rights: An International and Comparative Law Perspective

1st Edition

Edited By Ottavio Quirico, Mouloud Boumghar
December 21, 2017

Do anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions affect human rights? Should fundamental rights constrain climate policies? Scientific evidence demonstrates that anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions contribute to increasing atmospheric temperatures, soon passing the compromising threshold of 2° C. ...

Environmental Mediation An International Survey

Environmental Mediation: An International Survey

1st Edition

Edited By Catherine Choquette, Véronique Fraser
December 15, 2017

Environmental mediation continues to develop and evolve in different jurisdictions across the world in order to prevent potential environmental conflicts or to resolve the conflicts while avoiding the inherent drawbacks of an adjudicated solution. This book takes a comparative approach to explore ...

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Compliance The Benefits of Administrative Procedures

Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Compliance: The Benefits of Administrative Procedures

1st Edition

By Anna Huggins
November 22, 2017

The adoption of administrative procedures in global governance has the potential to foster proper consideration of marginalized actors’ interests, yet risks entrenching the dominance of the well-resourced and powerful. Accordingly, this book proposes a new framework for evaluating the extent to ...

Environmental Governance of Invasive Species An EU Perspective

Environmental Governance of Invasive Species: An EU Perspective

1st Edition

By Donato Gualtieri
October 30, 2017

The consequences of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species in non-native ecosystems is an area of growing interest for  international policymakers and regulators. Globalisation has increased the rate and magnitude of biological invasions, resulting in huge environmental, economic and...

An International Legal Framework for Geoengineering Managing the Risks of an Emerging Technology

An International Legal Framework for Geoengineering: Managing the Risks of an Emerging Technology

1st Edition

By Haomiao Du
October 26, 2017

Geoengineering provides new possibilities for humans to deal with dangerous climate change and its effects but at the same time creates new risks to the planet. This book responds to the challenges geoengineering poses to International Law by identifying and developing the rules and principles that...

International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability

International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability

1st Edition

Edited By Shawkat Alam, Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Jona Razzaque
September 22, 2017

International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability provides a clear and concise insight into the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources. In this book, several ...

Environmental Governance and Common Pool Resources A Comparison of Fishery and Forestry

Environmental Governance and Common Pool Resources: A Comparison of Fishery and Forestry

1st Edition

By Michael Faure, Peter Mascini, Jing Liu
September 08, 2017

This book analyses the drivers of specific common pool resource problems, particularly in fisheries and forestry, examining the way in which private and public regulation have intervened to fight the common pool resource problem by contributing to the establishment and maintenance of property ...

Law and Practice on Public Participation in Environmental Matters The Nigerian Example in Transnational Comparative Perspective

Law and Practice on Public Participation in Environmental Matters: The Nigerian Example in Transnational Comparative Perspective

1st Edition

By Uzuazo Etemire
May 25, 2017

Public participation has become a recurring theme and a topical issue in the field of international environmental law, with many multilateral environmental instruments calling on states to guarantee effectively the concept in their laws and practices. This book focuses on public participation in ...

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