1st Edition

Unlocking Environmental Law

By Simon Sneddon Copyright 2024
    302 Pages 12 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 12 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    302 Pages 12 Color & 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Unlocking Environmental Law is the essential introduction to this fascinating, controversial, and fast-moving area of contemporary law, ensuring that you grasp the main concepts with ease. Containing accessible explanations in clear and precise terms that are easy to understand, it provides an excellent foundation for learning and revising Environmental Law.

    Split into three parts, the book outlines the philosophical foundations of environmental law, and how these have influenced political decision-making. The information is clearly presented in a logical structure and the following features support learning, helping you to advance with confidence:

    • clear learning outcomes at the beginning of each chapter set out the skills and knowledge you will need to get to grips with the subject
    • key facts boxes throughout each chapter allow you to progressively build and consolidate your understanding
    • end-of-chapter summaries provide a useful check-list for each topic
    • cases and judgments are highlighted to help you find them and add them to your notes quickly
    • frequent activities and self-test questions and sample essay questions are included so you can put your knowledge into practice
    • a brand new ‘critiquing the law’ feature is designed to foster essential critical thinking skills

    Charting the development of regulations, examining emerging and future trends for environmental law, and looking at specific areas of law, including air pollution, climate change, laws around water, and the regulation of social and private space, this concise, accessible text is ideal for anyone new to environmental law.

    1. Introduction to Environmental Law 2. Philosophy and Ethics 3. Environmental Justice and Climate Justice 4. Environmental Politics and Policymaking 5. United Nations Sustainable Development Goals 6. Energy Policy 7. Wildlife Protection and Wildlife Crime 8. Animal Law 9. Climate Change and Air Pollution 10. Water and Marine Pollution 11. Conclusion


    Simon Sneddon is an Associate Professor of Learning and Teaching, Senior lecturer in Law and Joint Deputy Subject Leader for Law at the University of Northampton, UK.