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Routledge Research in International Environmental Law


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Research and Development on Genetic Resources Public Domain Approaches in Implementing the Nagoya Protocol

Research and Development on Genetic Resources: Public Domain Approaches in Implementing the Nagoya Protocol

1st Edition

Edited By Evanson Chege Kamau, Gerd Winter, Peter-Tobias Stoll
February 07, 2017

National implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) provisions has yielded enough challenges for providers and users of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge alike. The Nagoya Protocal brings novel ideas for resolving the challenges plaguing the Access and ...

Climate Change and Forest Governance Lessons from Indonesia

Climate Change and Forest Governance: Lessons from Indonesia

1st Edition

By Simon Butt, Rosemary Lyster, Tim Stephens
November 07, 2016

Deforestation in tropical rainforest countries is one of the largest contributors to human-induced climate change. Deforestation, especially in the tropics, contributes around 20 per cent of annual global greenhouse gas emissions, and, in the case of Indonesia, amounts to 85 per cent of its annual ...

Common Pools of Genetic Resources Equity and Innovation in International Biodiversity Law

Common Pools of Genetic Resources: Equity and Innovation in International Biodiversity Law

1st Edition

Edited By Evanson Chege Kamau, Gerd Winter
April 21, 2016

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) strives for the sustainable and equitable utilization of genetic resources, with the ultimate goal of conserving biodiversity. The CBD and the Nagoya Protocol which has since been elaborated suggest a bilateral model for access to genetic resources and ...

International Climate Change Law and Policy Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation

International Climate Change Law and Policy: Cultural Legitimacy in Adaptation and Mitigation

1st Edition

Edited By Thoko Kaime
March 03, 2016

Climate change poses fundamental and varied challenges to all communities across the globe. The adaptation and mitigation strategies proposed by governments and non-governmental organisations are likely to require radical and fundamental shifts in socio-political structures, technological and ...

International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

International Liability Regime for Biodiversity Damage: The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

1st Edition

Edited By Akiho Shibata
March 03, 2016

The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, provides an international liability regime for biodiversity damage caused by living modified organisms (LMOs). Its adoption marks a ...

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Insights and Overviews

International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy: Insights and Overviews

1st Edition

Edited By Tuomas Kuokkanen, Ed Couzens, Tuula Honkonen, Melissa Lewis
December 07, 2015

Bringing together contributions from diplomats, UN agency officials, lawyers and academics, this book provides insight into the evolution of international environmental law, diplomacy and negotiating techniques.  Based on first-hand experiences and extensive research, the chapters offer a ...

Whales and Elephants in International Conservation Law and Politics A Comparative Study

Whales and Elephants in International Conservation Law and Politics: A Comparative Study

1st Edition

By Ed Couzens
January 07, 2016

Whales and elephants are iconic giants of the marine and terrestrial animal world. Both are conspicuous representatives of wildlife conservation.  The issues of whaling and the ivory trade are closely linked, both legally and politically, in many ways; some obvious, and some surprising. ...

The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environmental Law With Special Reference to High Risk Vessels

The Precautionary Principle in Marine Environmental Law: With Special Reference to High Risk Vessels

1st Edition

By Bénédicte Sage-Fuller
October 12, 2015

The book examines whether the jurisdiction of coastal States under international law can be extended to include powers of intervention towards vessels posing a significant risk to their coastal and marine environment, but which have not yet been involved in any incident or accident. The books sets ...

International Environmental Law and Distributive Justice The Equitable Distribution of CDM Projects under the Kyoto Protocol

International Environmental Law and Distributive Justice: The Equitable Distribution of CDM Projects under the Kyoto Protocol

1st Edition

By Tomilola Akanle Eni-Ibukun
July 16, 2015

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is widely regarded as one of the Kyoto Protocol’s best creations and as an essential part of the international climate change regime. The CDM has been constantly evolving to ensure that it fulfils its objectives of mitigating climate change and contributing to ...

Climate Change, Forests and REDD Lessons for Institutional Design

Climate Change, Forests and REDD: Lessons for Institutional Design

1st Edition

Edited By Joyeeta Gupta, Nicolien van der Grijp, Onno Kuik
June 19, 2014

A search for new methods for dealing with climate change led to the identification of forest maintenance as a potential policy option that could cost-effectively reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the development of measures for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD)...

Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia A Comparative Study of Institutional and Legislative Frameworks

Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia: A Comparative Study of Institutional and Legislative Frameworks

1st Edition

By Jona Razzaque
June 19, 2014

This book looks at environmental governance in both Asia and Europe and offers a comparative analysis of the two regions in order to provide a better understanding of the concept of ‘environmental governance’ and its status in Europe and Asia. The book assesses the legislative, institutional and ...

International Environmental Law and the Conservation of Coral Reefs

International Environmental Law and the Conservation of Coral Reefs

1st Edition

By Edward J. Goodwin
April 11, 2013

Tropical coral reefs are important ecosystems. They are economically important to coastal communities living in predominantly developing countries, and also provide shoreline protection, catalyse land formation enabling human habitation, act as a carbon sink and are a repository for genetic and ...

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