International Law for Energy and the Environment, Second Edition

Author: Patricia Park

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439870969

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 404

View: 6008

This completely revised edition of Energy Law and the Environment has greatly expanded its scope to explore how international law engages with multinational companies regarding energy sources, ownership of those resources, and state sovereignty. Written for all the players in the energy sector, lawyers and non-lawyers alike, this second edition has been aptly renamed International Law for Energy and the Environment. It considers issues of energy sector regulation related to economics and protection of intellectual property associated with development of technologies for mitigating environmentally damaging emissions. The book is divided into three sections that build upon each other. Section I addresses the interrelationship between international law, environmental law, and the energy sector. It covers regulatory theory within an economic context; the regulation of multinational companies with regard to international regulation and state rules; and trade, competition, and environmental law in the energy sector. Section II examines the regulation of the various energy sectors—oil, gas, and nuclear—and how international law affects them and their ownership, risk, and liability. Section III considers some of the main energy producer/user jurisdictions where energy companies operate, including more developed systems around the world, such as the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Norway, and Australia as well as two major emerging economies, namely, India and China. The final chapter reviews the material presented in the book, drawing conclusions about the current state of environmental regulation in the energy sector and identifying potential future developments.

International Law and the Environment

Author: Patricia W. Birnie,Visiting Fellow P W Birnie,Alan E. Boyle,Professor of Public International Law Alan Boyle, Qc

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Law

Page: 798

View: 4782

This eagerly awaited new edition of International Law and the Environment provides an authoritative account of the main principles of international law concerning protection of the environment. Written by two of the foremost academics on the field, the second edition has been expanded andupdated to take full account of the extensive developments which have occurred since the Rio Conference in 1992. There is a new chapter on international trade law and the environment, as well as new treatment of sustainable development, climate change, biological diversity, regulation of the globalenvironment, environmental impact assessment, and the precautionary principle. Coverage of human rights issues and private international law has been expanded. Major new treaties on international watercourses, international fisheries, access to environmental justice and information, nuclear safety,and environmental liability are considered, and the growing jurisprudence of international tribunals is included. This new edition will be the most comprehensive account of the law available in any language.

International Investment Law and the Environment

Author: Saverio Di Benedetto

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 0857936654

Category: Law

Page: 264

View: 7119

This book is essential reading for academics of international investment law and related matters, with useful research material for both practitioners and policy-makers. Moreover, the innovative approach of this book makes it appropriate for adoption i

International Environmental Law and the Global South

Author: Shawkat Alam,Sumudu Atapattu,Carmen G. Gonzalez,Jona Razzaque

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107055695

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 6229

Situating the global poverty divide as an outgrowth of European imperialism, this book investigates current global divisions on environmental policy.

International Law and Sustainable Development

Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Author: Alan E. Boyle,David Freestone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199248070

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

View: 4782

International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges is a collection of essays that cover some of the most important contemporary issues in contemporary law relating to sustainable development, the utilization of natural resources, and the protection of the environment. Written by well-known experts on these topics who include judges of the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; legal advisers from international organizations such as the World Bank, the International Maritime Organization, and the Food and Agriculture Organization; and practitioners of international law, as well as some of the leading scholars writing on international environmental law and related subjects this book covers many of the major legal developments that have taken place since the United Nations Conference on Environmental Development held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992. The contributors bring new perspectives on sustainabledevelopment as a legal principle, the role of the International Law Commission in codifying international environmental law, the protection of the marine environment following the entry into force of the 1982 UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, and the revolution in international fisheries law. The editors have ensured that the book covers a wide range of topics from Antarctica to small whales and the book will be of particular interest to those teaching or practising law of the sea and international environmental law.

International Law and the Environment

Variations on a Theme

Author: Tuomas Kuokkanen

Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

ISBN: 9789041119506

Category: Law

Page: 412

View: 5988

This work contributes to the study of "international environmental law", addressing its development over three time periods: the traditional period, the modern era, and the post-modern period. It challenges the reader to think about the subject and its development within a broader framework.

A Guide to International Environmental Law

Author: Alexandre Charles Kiss,Dinah Shelton

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 1571053441

Category: Law

Page: 313

View: 5866

"Guide to International Environmental Law" addresses why and how the international system elaborates environmental obligations and monitors compliance with them. The book discusses the relationship between international obligations and national and local law, with particular reference to federal systems. It points out the influence national law has on the emergence of international law and the growing role international norms play in the development and enforcement of national and local environmental policies. It also examines the extent to which environmental protection should be and is taken into account in other regulatory frameworks, from trade law and human rights to disarmament and refugee policy.

Greening International Law

Author: Philippe Sands

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134161867

Category: Political Science

Page: 286

View: 3978

Environmental problems do not respect international boundaries; they affect the entire globe, and dealing with them is a matter for international political negotiation, law and institutions. Greening International Law assesses the extent to which the international community has so far adapted to address environmental problems, and examines the fundamental changes needed to the structure and organisation of the legal system and its institutions. The contributors to this volume have all played a central role in the development of international environmental law over the past decade, and their essays will be of interest to all those professionally, academically or individually concerned with the resolution of environmental problems.