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Book
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
Book
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)
Book
78 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
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)
Book
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
Law Library (Crown)
Book
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)
Book
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
Book
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)
Book
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
Green Library
Book
xvi, 228 pages ; 25 cm
  • What is this book about?
  • The weaknesses of the existing environmental treaty-making system
  • Representation and voting
  • The need for a better balance between science and politics
  • The advantages and disadvantages of issue linkage
  • Monitoring and enforcement in the face of sovereignty
  • Reforming the system.
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
Law Library (Crown)
Book
1 online resource (210 pages) : illustrations.
Book
xxx, 414 p. : map.
  • 1. Property Rights and Sustainability: Toward a New Vision of Property, Prue Taylor and David Grinlinton PART I: Theoretical Perspectives on Property Rights and Sustainability 2. Property Rights and Sustainability: Can they be Reconciled? Klaus Bosselmann 3. Taking Property Seriously, Eric T. Freyfogle 4. Property: Faustian Pact or New Covenant with Earth? J. Ronald Engel 5. Property Rights Viewed from Emerging Relational Perspectives, Peter Horsley 6. Property beyond Growth: Toward a Politics of Voluntary Simplicity, Samuel Alexander 7. The Mythology of Environmental Markets, Nicole Graham 8. Sustainable Webs of Interests: Reconceptualizing Property in an Interconnected Environment, Tony Arnold PART II: Differing Cultural Approaches to Property Rights in Natural Resources 9. Elusive Forms: Materiality and Cultural Diversity in the Ownership of Water, Veronica Strang 10. Maori Concepts of Rangatiratanga, Kaitiakitanga, the Environment, and Property Rights, Nin Tomas 11. Communal Governance of Land and Resources as a Sustainable Property Institution, Lee Godden PART III: Changing Conceptions of Property and the Challenge of Accommodating Principles of Sustainability in the Ownership and Use of Natural Resources 12. Evolution, Adaptation, and Invention: Property Rights in Natural Resources in a Changing World, David Grinlinton 13. Property Rights across Sustainable Landscapes: Competing Claims, Collapsing Dichotomies, and the Future of Property, Ann Brower and John Page 14. South African Natural Resources, Property Rights, and the Public Trusteeship - Transformation in Progress, Elmarie van der Schyff 15. International Law's Protection of Foreign-Owned Property against Uncompensated Expropriation: Preserving Host-State Regulatory Freedom, Amokura Kawharu Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004182646 20160602
Published with the support of The New Zealand Law Foundation. As collapses and crises involving ecological systems, economic and financial management and international governance increase, the need for bold alternatives to traditional economic and legal responses has never been more urgent. Property concepts are an important element in the interaction between humans and the natural environment. An important driver of ecological harm, property concepts can also become a powerful tool for responding to ecological problems in ways that have so far eluded both government regulators and markets. Going beyond the traditional critiques of liberal property theories, "Property Rights and Sustainability" takes on the challenge of fundamentally reconceptualising property rights and systems. It makes a significant contribution to rebalancing the legal framework in a way that recognises humanity as a member of a larger ecological order, the health and integrity of which is of primary importance to the long-term viability of our planet. "Property Rights and Sustainability" will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the relationship between property law and the environment, and the ways in which property law can be reshaped to respond to the ecological challenges of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004182646 20160602
Book
xxx, 414 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Property rights and sustainability : toward a new vision of property / Prue Taylor and David Grinlinton
  • Property rights and sustainability : can they be reconciled? / Klaus Bosselmann
  • Taking property seriously / Eric T. Freyfogle
  • Property : Faustian pact or new covenant with earth? / J. Ronald Engel
  • Property rights viewed from emerging relational perspectives / Peter Horsley
  • Property beyond growth : toward a politics of voluntary simplicity / Samuel Alexander
  • The mythology of environmental markets / Nicole Graham
  • Sustainable webs of interests : property in an interconnected environment / Craig Anthony (Tony) Arnold
  • Elusive forms : materiality and cultural diversity in the ownership of water / Veronica Strang
  • Maori concepts of rangatiratanga, kaitiakitanga, the environment, and property rights / Nin Tomas
  • Communal governance of land and resources as a sustainable property institution / Lee Godden
  • Evolution, adaptation, and invention : property rights in natural resources in a changing world / David P. Grinlinton
  • Property rights across sustainable landscapes : competing claims, collapsing dichotomies, and the future of property / Ann Brower and John Page
  • South African natural resources, property rights, and public trusteeship : transformation in progress / Elmarie van der Schyff
  • International law's protection of foreign-owned property against uncompensated expropriation : preserving host state regulatory freedom / Amokura Kawharu.
Published with the support of The New Zealand Law Foundation. As collapses and crises involving ecological systems, economic and financial management and international governance increase, the need for bold alternatives to traditional economic and legal responses has never been more urgent. Property concepts are an important element in the interaction between humans and the natural environment. An important driver of ecological harm, property concepts can also become a powerful tool for responding to ecological problems in ways that have so far eluded both government regulators and markets. Going beyond the traditional critiques of liberal property theories, "Property Rights and Sustainability" takes on the challenge of fundamentally reconceptualising property rights and systems. It makes a significant contribution to rebalancing the legal framework in a way that recognises humanity as a member of a larger ecological order, the health and integrity of which is of primary importance to the long-term viability of our planet. "Property Rights and Sustainability" will be an indispensable resource for those interested in the relationship between property law and the environment, and the ways in which property law can be reshaped to respond to the ecological challenges of our time.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004182646 20160602
Law Library (Crown)
Book
lxxi, 902 p. ; 25 cm.
  • The foundations
  • Sustainable development in international investment law
  • Future directions
  • Conclusion.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
x, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
  • The meaning of sustainability
  • The principle of sustainability
  • Ecological justice
  • Ecological human rights
  • The state as environmental trustee
  • Governance for sustainability.
This book investigates how sustainability informs the universal principles used in domestic and international law. It calls for the acceptance of sustainability as a recognized legal principle which could be applied to the entire legal system rather than just environmental law or domestic law. To this end, the book makes a contribution to a theory of global law by suggesting that as a universally shared concern, environmental protection and the principle of sustainability should contribute to the 'greening' of the fundamental principles of law and governance.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)9780754673552 20160527
Law Library (Crown)
Book
x, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction-- The meaning of sustainability-- The principle of sustainability-- Ecological justice-- Ecological human rights-- The state as environmental trustee-- Governance for sustainability-- Bibliography-- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780754673552 20160527
This book investigates how sustainability informs the universal principles used in domestic and international law. It calls for the acceptance of sustainability as a recognized legal principle which could be applied to the entire legal system rather than just environmental law or domestic law. To this end, the book makes a contribution to a theory of global law by suggesting that as a universally shared concern, environmental protection and the principle of sustainability should contribute to the 'greening' of the fundamental principles of law and governance.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)9780754673552 20160527
Green Library
Book
209 pages ; 24 cm
  • Diritto alla cultura : un osservatorio sulla sostenibilità culturale / Paola Bilancia
  • Sul concetto di sostenibilità / Leonardo Salvemini
  • La sostenibilità culturale : un nuovo paradigma / Monica Amari
  • Un osservatorio sui rapporti tra stato costituzionale e società multiculturale / Corrado Caruso
  • Diritti culturali e multiculturalismo nello stato costituzionale / Filippo Scuto
  • La duplice natura dei diritti culturali / Francesca Sgrò
  • Tutela e valorizzazione della diversità culturale / Chiara Galbersanini
  • Patrimonio culturale : per una sostenibilità dell'identità nazionale ed europea / Silvia Sassi
  • Sostenibilità culturale e ragionevolezza scientifica nelle scelte "bio-giuridiche" : spunti di riflessione / Federico Gustavo Pizzetti
  • Diritto d'autore e sostenibilità culturale / Marco Orofino
  • I beni culturali immateriali : il futuro alle nostre spalle? / Davide Galliani
  • Memoria collettiva, identità e cultura nello stato democratico / Angela Di Gregorio
  • I diritti indigeni in America latina fra profili storici e dinamiche attuali / Marzia Rosti
  • La sostenibilità culturale negli Stati Uniti / Marco Sioli
  • Modello canadese di risposta al multiculturalismo / Giovanni Cavaggion
  • Tutela, valorizzazione e accesso alla cultura nelle costituzioni degli stati dell'Unione Europea / Caterina Filippini
  • La sostenibilità culturale fra livello locale e nazionale : alcune considerazioni di policy / Luciano M. Fasano.
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xvi, 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • 1. Capitalism, the sustainability crisis and the limitations of current business governance Benjamin J. Richardson and Beate Sjafjell-- 2. Corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability David Millon-- 3. Shareholder primacy: the main barrier to sustainable companies Beate Sjafjell, Andrew Johnston, Linn Anker-Sorensen and David Millon-- 4. The role of board directors in promoting environmental sustainability Blanaid Clarke-- 5. Accounting, auditing and reporting: supporting or obstructing the sustainable companies objective? Charlotte Villiers and Jukka Mahonen-- 6. Financial markets and socially responsible investing Benjamin J. Richardson-- 7. Limits to corporate reform and alternative legal structures Carol Liao-- 8. The future for company law and sustainability Beate Sjafjell and Benjamin J. Richardson.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107043275 20160618
This investigation of the barriers to and opportunities for promoting environmental sustainability in company law provides an in-depth comparative analysis of company law regimes across the world. The social norm of shareholder primacy is the greatest barrier preventing progress, and it also helps explain why voluntary action by companies and investors is insufficient. By deconstructing the myth that shareholder primacy has a legal basis and challenging the economic postulates on which mainstream corporate governance debate is based, Company Law and Sustainability reveals a surprisingly large unexplored potential within current company law regimes for companies to reorient themselves towards sustainability. It also suggests possible methods of reforming the existing legal infrastructure for companies and provides an important contribution to the broader debate on how to achieve sustainability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107043275 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
Book
x, 275 p.
  • List of Contributors Introduction by Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque Rethinking Investment Contracts through a Sustainable Development Lens by Lorenzo Cotula China's Engagement with Latin America: Partnership or Plunder? by Carmen G. Gonzalez Resource Sovereignty in the Global Environmental Order by Jona Razzaque The Right to Water in South Africa: Constitutional Managerialism and a Call for Pluralism by Nathan Cooper and Duncan French Food Security, Biofuels and Corporate Sustainability by Thomas West Corporate Social Responsibility and the Defence of Human Rights by Shanta Martin Natural Resources Management: Protecting Fisheries in the 21st Century by Malgosia Fitzmaurice Extractive Industries, Corruption and Transparency by Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will allow the readers to get a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natual resource sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Book
x, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction / Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque
  • Rethinking investment contracts through a sustainable development lens / Lorenzo Cotula
  • China's engagement with Latin America : partnership or plunder? / Carmen G. Gonzalez
  • Resource sovereignty in the global environmental order / Jona Razzaque
  • The right to water in South Africa : constitutional managerialism and a call for pluralism / Nathan Cooper and Duncan French
  • Food security, biofuels and corporate sustainability / Thomas West
  • Corporate social responsibility and the defence of human rights / Shanta Martin
  • Natural resources management : protecting fisheries in the 21st century / Malgosia Fitzmaurice
  • Extractive industries, corruption and transparency / Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou.
Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will allow the readers to get a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natual resource sector.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004227064 20160610
Law Library (Crown)