Edited by Robert V. Percival, Jolene Lin and William Piermattei
This timely volume considers the future of environmental law and governance in the aftermath of the "Rio+20" conference. An international set of expert contributors begin by addressing a range of governance concepts that can be used to address environmental problems. The book then provides a survey of key environmental challenges across the globe, before finally giving an assessment of possible governance models for the future.
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- Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads
- Chapter 1: Strengthening national environmental governance to promote sustainable development
- Chapter 2: The Future We Want and constitutionally enshrined procedural rights in environmental matters
- Chapter 3: The rights of nature in Ecuador: an opportunity to reflect on society, law and environment
- Chapter 4: Environmental NGOs and sustainable development in China
- Chapter 5: The Middle East: climate change, water insecurity and hydro-diplomacy
- Chapter 6: Land grabbing and food security in Ethiopia: the dilemmas of sustainable development
- Chapter 7: Protecting gifts from the sea: ocean governance for living marine resources after Rio +20
- Chapter 8: Lost in translation: threatened species law in Australia
- Chapter 9: Environmental justice in Nigeria’s oil industry: recognizing and embracing contemporary legal developments
- Chapter 10: The Clean Development Mechanism and its sustainable development premise: the inadequacy of the Kyoto Protocol to guarantee climate justice
- Chapter 11: The unbearable tiredness of sustainable development (at different levels, lately)
- Chapter 12: Cap and trade versus carbon tax to mitigate climate change: a one-size-fits-all solution in China?
- Chapter 13: Environmental law, policy and governance: environmental management systems for cities
- Chapter 14: Sustainable management, a sustainable ethic?
- Chapter 15: Payment for ecosystem services in Brazil: between efficiency and equity
- Chapter 16: European Union climate law and practice at the end of the Kyoto era: unilateralism, extraterritoriality and the future of global climate change governance
- Chapter 17: Legal challenges in the creation of a World Environment Organization
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