Environmental Principles And Policies

Author: Sharon Beder
Editor: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868408576
Size: 15,14 MB
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A tertiary level text that takes a holistic, interdisciplinary and analytical approach to the development, implementation and impact of environmental policies.

Environmental Principles

Author: Nicolas de Sadeleer
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199254743
Size: 20,23 MB
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This book traces the evolution of environmental principles from their origins as vague political slogans to their embodiment in enforceable laws. In particular it examines three of the most important principles: the polluter pays principles, the preventive principle and the precautionary principle, and their legal effect at the national, regional and international levels.

Global Environmental Policy

Author: Charles H. Eccleston
Editor: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439847673
Size: 17,36 MB
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Environmental policy is often practiced reactively with each crisis addressed as an isolated event. Focusing on development of proactive policies, Global Environment Policy: Concepts, Principles, and Practice provides the essential scientific and socioeconomic framework for formulating pragmatic and comprehensive environmental policies. It discusses topics of interest to American and international audiences. Beginning with basic concepts, the book proceeds successively on to more advanced principles, theories, and practices for developing and implementing comprehensive environmental policy solutions. Topics are introduced in a logical, yet connected, user-friendly manner. Using practical case studies and examples, the book illustrates both the power and limitations of theoretical approaches. It defines the scope and nature of the environmental policy problem, outlining its origins and evolution, and introduces the policy frameworks of the United Nations, European Union, and the United States. Each chapter begins with a case study and ends with a problem set; the questions are designed to elicit practical and critical thinking. The book ends with two capstone problems that exemplify nearly every major topic and aspect presented in this book. Upon completion, students should possess the competency required to examine a real world problem, evaluate it in terms of the concepts, principles, and tools described throughout the book, and develop a practical policy solution for resolving that problem.

Economic Incentives And Environmental Policies

Author: Hans Opschoor
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780792326014
Size: 14,45 MB
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This text contains a collection of papers on economic incentives and environmental policies which result from the authors' joint research work in the program Environment, Science and Society, conducted under the auspices of the European Science Foundation.

The Rio Declaration On Environment And Development

Author: Jorge E. Viñuales
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191510424
Size: 14,34 MB
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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 préparatoires 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.

The European Dimension Of British Planning

Author: Mark Tewdwr-Jones
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113457438X
Size: 14,74 MB
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The UK government of Tony Blair is committed to fostering a European dimension of planning practice. Significant developments in relation to planning within Europe are occurring. The creation of the European Spatial Development Perspective, the reform of the Structural Funds, and the implementation of programmes to foster trans-national co-operation between governments, will all impact on UK government, and on planning system in particular. Even within the UK, devolution and regionalisation will bring new pressures for overall co-ordination on the issue of European spatial planning. Issues concerning the revisions of the Structural Funds in 2000 and 2006, and funding opportunities for local authorities, are closely connected with the theme of this book. More importantly, it is expected that the link between funding and spatial policy within British planning will become more clearly defined during this period. The European dimension of British planning, as a consequence, may grow significantly over the next few years. The authors tackle four key issues in their discussion of this topic: * British political attitudes to Europeanisation issues * The changing relationships between different arms of the state * The often complex interdependencies between tiers of governance * The rapidly changing definition of British urban and regional planning

The Road To Stability And Prosperity In South Eastern Europe

Editor: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821347256
Size: 20,30 MB
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"Report prepared by the Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank, in close consulation with the International Monetary Fund ... "--P. ix.

Natural Resources And The Green Economy

Author: Elena Blanco
Editor: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9004227067
Size: 17,59 MB
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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.

Open Ground

Author: John R. Nolon
Editor: Environmental Law Institute
ISBN: 9781585760558
Size: 17,17 MB
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The preservation of open space has captured the public's imagination. Disappearance of open space is associated with the general degradation of the quality of community life, and in a broader sense, what is happening to open space is what is happening to the local environment. Despite this reality, there is no comprehensive source of information about strategies available to localities to protect the environment. Open Ground: Effective Local Strategies for Protecting Natural Resources is designed to fill that void. It is offered with the knowledge that properly drafted land use ordinances, land acquisition programs, and smart growth strategies can protect critical landscapes and valued natural resources.