Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law
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Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Edited by Michael Faure

The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.
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Elisa Morgera and Jona Razzaque

We are very thankful to Professor Michael Faure (Series editor), and to Laura Mann and Ben Booth from Edward Elgar, for the invitation to develop this project and for their support during its implementation; and to all the contributors that engaged in this project with commitment and enthusiasm. Our sincere thanks also go to Thomas Roberts who provided careful and good-humoured editorial assistance.

Elisa Morgera wishes to express her gratitude to colleagues at the University of Edinburgh School of Law, where she was based during the preparation of this volume, to Mika Schroder for her precious research assistance and to Maëva Cabanel for translating a chapter in this volume from French to English. In addition, she wishes to thank the members of the Earth Negotiations Bulletin team covering the negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and colleagues at the CBD Secretariat for stimulating exchanges of ideas on international biodiversity law. Jona Razzaque would like to thank the Faculty of Business and Law and the Department of Law of the University of the West of England for providing research time to edit the manuscript.

The law and policy developments throughout this book are reflected as they were on 20 July 2016.

Elisa Morgera

Jona Razzaque