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xxvi, 334 p. ; 24 cm.
The contributors to this volume evaluate the current input of such major international organizations as the United Nations, the IMF and the World Bank to the challenge of global sustainable development. Each organization is analyzed in terms of its mandate and structure, its substantive policy initiatives, and the need or scope for reform. Other international groups surveyed are the UNCTAD, UNCTC, GATT and NAFTA.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781853832444 20160528
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xii, 201 p. ; 23 cm.
This study examines weaknesses in the existing system of environmental treaty-making and suggests key changes necessary both to confront emerging global environmental threats (such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution) and to achieve sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195075939 20160527
Solutions to environmental problems require international cooperation, but global environmental treaty-making efforts, including the 1992 U.N.-sponsored Earth Summit in Brazil, have not accomplished much. International cooperation has been hampered by the conflicts between the developed nations of the North and the developing nations of the South; by the fact that science cannot accurately predict when or how environmental threats will materialize; and by the problem that the United Nations treaty-making system was never meant to handle threats to the environment. Lawrence Susskind looks at the weaknesses of the existing system of environmental treaty-making and the increasing role of non-governmental interests in environmental diplomacy. Environmental Diplomacy argues for "nearly self-enforcing" agreements that ensure compliance without threatening sovereignty and maintains that new institutional arrangements are within reach. Susskind builds on the work of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and the International Environmental Negotiation Network to offer guidelines for more effective global agreements that provide for sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195075946 20160528
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201 p. m.
This study examines weaknesses in the existing system of environmental treaty-making and suggests key changes necessary both to confront emerging global environmental threats (such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution) and to achieve sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195075939 20160527
Solutions to environmental problems require international cooperation, but global environmental treaty-making efforts, including the 1992 U.N.-sponsored Earth Summit in Brazil, have not accomplished much. International cooperation has been hampered by the conflicts between the developed nations of the North and the developing nations of the South; by the fact that science cannot accurately predict when or how environmental threats will materialize; and by the problem that the United Nations treaty-making system was never meant to handle threats to the environment. Lawrence Susskind looks at the weaknesses of the existing system of environmental treaty-making and the increasing role of non-governmental interests in environmental diplomacy. Environmental Diplomacy argues for "nearly self-enforcing" agreements that ensure compliance without threatening sovereignty and maintains that new institutional arrangements are within reach. Susskind builds on the work of the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School and the International Environmental Negotiation Network to offer guidelines for more effective global agreements that provide for sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195075946 20160528
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liii, 665 pages ; 26 cm.
  • 1. The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development: A Preliminary Study -- 2. The Philosophy of the Rio Declaration -- 3. Changing Conceptions of Environmental Risk -- 4. The Preamble of the Rio Declaration -- 5. Principle 1: Human Beings and the Environment -- 6. Principle 2: Prevention -- 7. Principle 3: From a Right to Development to Intergenenerational Equity -- 8. Principle 4: Sustainable Development through Integration -- 9. Principle 5: Poverty Eradication -- 10. Principle 6: Special Situation of Developing Countries -- 11. Principle 7: Common but Differentiated Responsibilities -- 12. Principle 8: Sustainable Patterns of Production and Consumption and Demographic Policies -- 13. Principle 9: Science and Technology -- 14. Principle 10: Public Participation -- 15. Principle 11: Environmental Legislation -- 16. Principle 12: The Environment and Trade -- 17. Principle 13: Liability and Compensation -- 18. Principle 14: Dangerous Activities and Substances -- 19. Principle 15: Precaution -- 20. Principle 16: The Polluter-Pays Principle -- 21. Principle 17: Environmental Impact Assessment -- 22. Principle 18: Notification and Assistance in Case of Emergency -- 23. Principle 19: Notification and Consultation on Activities with Transboundary Impact -- 24. Principle 20: The Role of Women -- 25. Principle 21: The Role of the Youth -- 26. Principle 22: Indigenous People and Sustainable Development -- 27. Principle 23: The Environment of Oppressed Peoples -- 28. Principle 24: The Environment in Armed Conflict -- 29. Principle 25: Peace, Development and Environmental Protection -- 30. Principle 26: International Environmental Dispute Settlement -- 31. Principle 27: Cooperation in a Spirit of Global Partnership.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199686773 20160618
The international community has long grappled with the issue of safeguarding the environment and encouraging sustainable development, often with little result. The 1992 Rio Declaration on Environment and Development was an emphatic attempt to address this issue, setting down 27 key principles for the international community to follow. These principles define the rights of people to sustainable development, and the responsibilities of states to safeguard the common environment. The Rio Declaration established that long term economic progress required a connection to environmental protection. It was designed as an authoritative and comprehensive statement of the principles of sustainable development law, an instrument to take stock of the past international and domestic practice, a guide for the design of new multilateral environmental regimes, and as a reference for litigation. This commentary provides an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the principles of the Declaration, written by over thirty inter-disciplinary contributors, including both leading practitioners and academics. Each principle is analysed in light of its origins and rationale. The book investigates each principle's travaux preparatoires setting out the main points of controversy and the position of different countries or groups. It analyses the scope and dimensions of each principle, providing an in-depth understanding of its legal effects, including whether it can be relied before a domestic or international court. It also assesses the impact of the principles on subsequent soft law and treaty development, as well as domestic and international jurisprudence. The authors demonstrate the ways in which the principles interact with each other, and finally provide a detailed analysis of the shortcomings and future potential of each principle. This book will be of vital importance to practitioners, scholars, and students of international environomental law and sustainable development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199686773 20160618
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275 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The Earth Charter as a new covenant for democracy / Ron Engel
  • The international recognition and the legal status of the Earth Charter / Imke Sagemüller
  • A comparison of the principles of the World Charter for Nature, the Earth Charter, and the Draft International Covenant for Environment and Development / Helgard Wagener
  • The importance of soft law in global environmental governance / Sigrid Schwalbe
  • States, global environmental governance and the Earth Charter / Barry Brunette
  • Reconciling "power" in sovereignty, ethics, globalization and the Earth Charter / Shane Nicholls
  • Sustainability as a legal principle / Björn Bischoff
  • The precautionary principle / Björn Matthias Funk
  • Do we have a human right to a health environment? / Gary Reese
  • Outlook : the Earth Charter : a model constitution for the world? / Klaus Bosselmann.
Law Library (Crown)
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xxvi, 341 p. ; 25 cm.
  • History and scope of IUU fishing
  • The international legal and policy framework for sustainable fisheries
  • All state measures
  • Flag state measures
  • Coastal state measures
  • Port state measures
  • Trade and market measures
  • RFMO measures to address IUU fishing
  • Current state practice to combat IUU fishing.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, or IUU fishing, is considered one of the most significant threats to the sustainability of fisheries resources. Since the adoption of the International Plan of Action to Prevent, Deter and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (IPOA-IUU), States and regional fisheries management organisations have made sustained efforts to address the problem. This book analyses the concept of IUU fishing and the international instruments which provide the legal and policy framework to combat IUU fishing. The book also examines the range of measures adopted by States and regional organisations to address IUU fishing. These measures include flag State, coastal State, port State, and market State measures.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004175754 20160604
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xxvi, 341 p.
  • History and scope of IUU fishing
  • The international legal and policy framework for sustainable fisheries
  • All state measures
  • Flag state measures
  • Coastal state measures
  • Port state measures
  • Trade and market measures
  • RFMO measures to address IUU fishing
  • Current state practice to combat IUU fishing.
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xxii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.
  • International law as a language for international relations-- environmental equity and international law-- implementation of environmental convention - a regional perspective-- trade provisions in multilateral environmental agreements-- avoidance, prevention and settlement of environmental disputes-- liability for environmental damage-- human rights, environment and development-- indigenous people's rights and environmental law-- UNEP's programmatic approach towards the development and periodic review of environmental law-- UNEP's programme of assistance on national legislation and institutions-- capacity building in environmental law-- emerging trends in national environmental legislation in developing countries-- partnership in action - UNEP/UNDP joint project on environmental law in Africa-- protection of the marine environment from land-based activities-- environmental law and international trade in hazardous chemicals-- environmental impact assessment legislation in developing countries-- application of environmental norms by military establishments-- foreign investment and international environmental law-- criminal law and environmental management-- UNEP's environmental law information services.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280715248 20160528
In the 50 years since the creation of the UN, international law has expanded in scope and undergone significant changes. Among these changes is the development of international environmental law. This branch of law has also developed from a purely environmental form to a more dynamic system which seeks to advance the process of human development based on sustainability. This book discusses the development of environmental law at both national and international levels in the direction of sustainable development. Included are a collection of articles written by legal authorities on a range of contemporary issues in the field of environmental law. It examines UNCED, especially Agenda 21, and seeks to provide pointers to the development of environmental law for sustainable development in the post-Rio period, based on empirical studies. It also provides an intellectual input for the advancement of this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280715248 20160528
Green Library
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xxii, 397 p. ; 24 cm.
  • International law as a language for international relations-- environmental equity and international law-- implementation of environmental convention - a regional perspective-- trade provisions in multilateral environmental agreements-- avoidance, prevention and settlement of environmental disputes-- liability for environmental damage-- human rights, environment and development-- indigenous people's rights and environmental law-- UNEP's programmatic approach towards the development and periodic review of environmental law-- UNEP's programme of assistance on national legislation and institutions-- capacity building in environmental law-- emerging trends in national environmental legislation in developing countries-- partnership in action - UNEP/UNDP joint project on environmental law in Africa-- protection of the marine environment from land-based activities-- environmental law and international trade in hazardous chemicals-- environmental impact assessment legislation in developing countries-- application of environmental norms by military establishments-- foreign investment and international environmental law-- criminal law and environmental management-- UNEP's environmental law information services.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280715248 20160528
In the 50 years since the creation of the UN, international law has expanded in scope and undergone significant changes. Among these changes is the development of international environmental law. This branch of law has also developed from a purely environmental form to a more dynamic system which seeks to advance the process of human development based on sustainability. This book discusses the development of environmental law at both national and international levels in the direction of sustainable development. Included are a collection of articles written by legal authorities on a range of contemporary issues in the field of environmental law. It examines UNCED, especially Agenda 21, and seeks to provide pointers to the development of environmental law for sustainable development in the post-Rio period, based on empirical studies. It also provides an intellectual input for the advancement of this process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280715248 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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78 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xxii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Sanctions against goods or services that do not comply : WTO disciplines
  • The special regime of border tax adjustments : levelling the playing field
  • Generalized systems of preferences : the 'conditional preferences' approach
  • Labelling schemes : supporting ethical consumerism
  • Public procurement : the power of the purse.
In the Bretton Woods era, trade liberalization, the improvement of labour rights and working conditions, and the strengthening of environmental policies, were seen as mutually supportive. But is this always true? Can we continue to pretend to protect the rights of workers and to improve environmental protection, particularly through climate change mitigation strategies, within an agenda focused on trade liberalization? Is it credible to pursue trade policies that aim to expand the volumes of trade, without linking such policies to labour and environmental standards, seen as 'non-trade' concerns? This book asks these questions, offering a detailed analysis of whether linkage is desirable and legally acceptable under the disciplines of the World Trade Organization (WTO). It concludes that trade can work for sustainable development, but only if we see it as a means for social and environmental progress, including climate change mitigation, and if we avoid fetichizing it as an end to be pursued for its own sake.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781782257158 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
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xiv, 340 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm.
  • The international legal standard for sustainable EEZ fisheries management / Marion Markowski
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in Indonesia / Laode M. Syarif
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in Kenya / Evanson Chege Kamau, Andrew Wamukota and Nyawira Muthiga
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in Namibia / Raywood Mavetja Rukoro
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in Brazil / Mauro Figuereido
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in Mexico / G. Ponce-Díaz ... [et al.]
  • Promotion and management of marine fisheries in the European Community / Till Markus
  • Towards a legal clinic for fisheries management / Gerd Winter.
With the growing scarcity of fish resources, instruments of fisheries management become crucial. This publication suggests a legal approach to this issue, and focuses on six case studies: Indonesia, Kenya, Namibia, Brazil, Mexico and the EU. The case studies are preceded by an analysis of the international law requirements concerning fisheries management, with a focus on fisheries in Exclusive Economic Zones. The final part of the book summarises the case studies and develops a proposal for a 'legal clinic' for fisheries management.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9782831711423 20160527
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xvii, 358 p. ; 23 cm.
  • List of Tables and Boxes * List of Contributors * Foreword * Acknowledgements * List of Acronyms and Abbreviations * 1 Introduction - Graham Dutfield * PART ONE - THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE: TRIPS and Development 2 Origins and history of the TRIPS negotiations - Adronico Oduogo Adede 3 The future of IPRs in the multilateral trading system - Frederick Abbott 4 The political economy of the TRIPS Agreement: lessons from Asian countries - Jakkrit Kuanpoth 5 Integrating IPR policies in development strategies - John Barton * TRIPS and the International System on Genetic Resources 6 TRIPS and the FAO International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources - Robert J L Lettington 7 The Convention on Biological Diversity and the TRIPS Agreement: compatibility or conflict? - Biswajit Dhar * The WIPO Agenda 8 New treaty development and harmonization of intellectual property law - Ruth Okediji * PART TWO - POLICY AND SYSTEMIC ISSUES: Plant Variety Protection and Patents on Life Forms 9 Article 27.3(b) of the TRIPS Agreement: the review process and developments at national and regional levels - Boniface Guwa Chidyausiku 10 The Revised Bangui Agreement and plant variety protection in OAPI countries - Jeanne Zoundjihekpon 11 The world of biotechnology patents - Silvia Salazar 12 The implications of intellectual property for agricultural research and seed production in West and Central Africa - Oumar Niangado and Demba Kebe * TRIPS and Public Health 13 Access to medicines and public policy safeguards under TRIPS - K Balasubramaniam 14 Intellectual property rights and public health in the Revised Bangui Agreement - Rosine Jourdain 15 The TRIPS Agreement and generic production of HIV/AIDS Drugs - Narendra B Zaveri * IPRs and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge 16 International legal protection for genetic resources, traditional knowledge and folklore: challenges for the intellectual property system - Weerawit Weeraworawit 17 Indigenous knowledge and its protection in India - Suman Sahai 18 Access to genetic resources and protection of traditional knowledge in indigenous territories - Grethel Aguilar 19 Traditional knowledge and the biotrade: the Colombian experience - Ana Maria Hernandez Salgar 20 Documentation of traditional knowledge: People's Biodiversity Registers - Ghate Utkarsh 21 Requiring the disclosure of the origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge: the current debate and possible legal alternatives - David Vivas Eugui * PART THREE - IMPLEMENTING THE TRIPS AGREEMENT 22 Formulating effective pro-development national intellectual property policies - Carlos Correa * Regional Initiatives 23 Implementing the TRIPS Agreement in Africa - Francis Mangeni 24 The African Union Model Law for the Protection of the Rights of Local Communities Farmers and Breeders and the Regulation of Access to Biological Resources - Johnson A Ekpere 25 The Andean Community regimes on access to genetic resources, intellectual property and indigenous peoples' knowledge - Manuel Ruiz 26 The Central American Regional Protocal on Access to Genetic and Biochemical Resources - Jorge Cabrera Medaglia * National Legislative Reforms 27 The Indian experience in the field of IPR's to biological resources and benefit sharing - Atul Kaushik 28 Interlectual property rights and biological resources: current policy and legislative developments in South Africa - Rosemary A Wolson 29 Towards TRIPS compliance: Kenyan's legislative reforms - James Otieno-Odek 30 The Peruvian Law on Protection of the Collective Knowledge of Indigenous people related to Biological Resources - Begona Venero * Annex 1 Agreement on trade-related Aspects of Interlectual Property Rights (extracts) * Annex 2 The Convention on Biological Diversity (extracts) * Annex 3 International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (extracts) * Annex 4 participants at the Regional Multi-stakeholder Dialogues on IPRs and Sustainable Development * Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070442 20160528
An unprecedented surge in the scope and level of intellectual property rights (IPR) protection has been engulfing the world. This globalizing trend has shifted the balance of interests between private innovators and society at large and tensions have flared around key public policy concerns. As developing nations' policy options to use IPRs in support of their broader development strategy are being rapidly narrowed down, many experts are questioning the "one-size-fits-all" approach to IPR protection and are backing a rebalancing of the global regime. Developing countries face huge challenges when designing and implementing IPR-policy on all levels. This book offers perspectives from a diverse range of developing country participants including civil society participants, farmers, grassroots organizations, researchers and government officials. Contributions from well-known developed country authorities round out the selections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781844070442 20160528
Law Library (Crown)
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104 p. ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Background to the International Debate 2. TRIPS, IPRs and Traditional Knowledge Traditional Knowledge and the Link to Community Rights The Value of and Threats to Traditional Knowledge Misappropriation of Traditional Biodiversity Knowledge, or the "Biopiracy" Phenomenon Some Views of Indigenous People Options and Attempts to Redress the Situation 3. The Relationship between TRIPS and the CBD Introduction Inherent Tensions in the IPRs Provisions of the CBD Other Tensions between TRIPS and the CBD Options to Redress the Situation 4. TRIPS and Article 27.3 (b) Introduction Patentability of Living Organisms and Processes: Distinctions Protection of Plant Varieties Conclusions and Suggestions 5. IPRs, TRIPS and Technology Transfer Technology Transfer in the "Environment and Development" Process IPRs and Technology Transfer Case Study of Effect of IPRs on Implementation of the Montreal Protocol TRIPS, Technology and the Environment Provisions in TRIPS for Technology Transfer References.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842772355 20160528
Intellectual property rights are a major source of controversy. Corporations are now patenting human genes, plants and other biological materials, many of which exist in nature or have been used for generations by farmers and indigenous peoples. Martin Khor examines the "biopiracy" phenomenon, its links to the TRIPS Agreement, and its various effects. He asks: what are the implications of TRIPS for traditional knowledge and the rights of local communities?; what are the tensions between TRIPS and the Convention on Biological Diversity?; should life forms have the status of intellectual property?; will patents for biological materials become mandatory?; and will TRIPS endanger technology transfer for development? This book describes the current debates, looks at the options for problem solving, and suggests ways of moving forward.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781842772355 20160528
Green Library
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vii, 263 pages ; 26 cm
  • The meaning of sustainability
  • The principle of sustainability
  • Ecological justice
  • Ecological human rights and constitutions
  • The state as environmental trustee
  • Governance for sustainability.
This book investigates how sustainability informs key principles and concepts of domestic and international law. It calls for the recognition of ecological sustainability as a fundamental principle to guide the entire legal system rather than just environmental legislation. To this end, the book makes a contribution to global environmental constitutionalism, a rapidly growing area within comparative and international environmental law and constitutional law. This 2nd edition has been fully revised and updated to take account of recent developments and new case law. The book will be a valuable resource for students, researchers and policy makers working in the areas of environmental law and governance.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472481313 20170403
Law Library (Crown)
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xvi, 228 pages ; 25 cm
  • Abbreviations -- Foreword by Dr. Zakri Abdul Hamid -- Preface -- Chapter 1 -- What Is This Book About? -- Chapter 2 -- The Weaknesses of the Existing Environmental Treaty-Making System -- Chapter 3 -- Representation and Voting -- Chapter 4 -- The Need for a Better Balance between Science and Politics -- Chapter 5 -- The Advantages and Disadvantages of Issue Linkage -- Chapter 6 -- Monitoring and Enforcement in the Face of Sovereignty -- Chapter 7 -- Reforming the System -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Treaties -- Appendix B: Declaration of the Right to Nature Conservation, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Development -- Appendix C: The Green Economy Framework for Environmental Diplomacy as stipulated in the Rio Plus 20 Final Outcome Document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, The Future We Want (Section III) -- Appendix D: Steps in the Making of a Treaty in the US Ratification Process -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199397990 20160618
International environmental agreements have increased exponentially within the last five decades. However, decisions on policies to address key issues such as biodiversity loss, climate change, ozone depletion, hazardous waste transport and numerous other planetary challenges require individual countries to adhere to international norms. What have been the successes and failures in the environmental treaty-making arena? How has the role of civil society and scientific consensus contributed to this maturing process? Why have some treaties been more enforceable than others and which theories of international relations can further inform efforts in this regard? Addressing these questions with renewed emphasis on close case analysis makes this volume a timely and thorough postscript to the Rio-Plus 20 summit's celebrated invocation document, The Future We Want, towards sustainable development. Environmental Diplomacy: Negotiating More Effective Global Agreements provides an accessible narrative on understanding the geopolitics of negotiating international environmental agreements and clear guidance on improving the current system. In this book, authors Lawrence Susskind and Saleem Ali expertly observe international environmental negotiations to effectively inform the reader on the geopolitics of protecting our planet. This second edition offers an additional perspective from the Global South as well as providing a broader analysis of the role of science in environmental treaty-making. It provides a unique contribution as a panoramic analysis of the process of environmental treaty-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199397990 20160618
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