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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Editors, Editorial Advisory Board and contributors

Editors

James R May, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School, Widener University; Co-Director, Dignity Rights Project, USA

Erin Daly, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School, Widener University; Co-Director, Dignity Rights Project, USA

Editorial Advisory Board

Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Associate Professor of Law, University of Los Andes, Colombia

John E Bonine, BB Kliks Professor of Law, University of Oregon, USA

Rebecca Bratspies, Professor, CUNY School of Law; Director, Center for Urban Environmental Reform, USA

Marie-Anne Cohendet, Professor of Law, Paris 1 University Sorbonne Law School, France

Carmen G Gonzalez, Professor of Law, Seattle University School of Law, USA

Louis J Kotzé, Research Professor, North-West University, South Africa; Visiting Professor of Environmental Law, University of Lincoln, UK

Arnold Kreilhuber, Deputy Director, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Damilola S Olawuyi, Associate Professor of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Michel Prieur, Emeritus Professor of Law, Limoges University; President, International Center of Comparative Environmental Law, France

Dinah Shelton, Manatt/Ahn Professor of Law (Emeritus), The George Washington University Law School, USA

Ngozi Finette Stewart-Unuigbe, University of Benin, Nigeria; Environmental Policy Fellow, United Nations University-Institute for Natural Resources in Africa, Accra, Ghana

Contributors

Sam Adelman, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Warwick, UK; Research Associate, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Naysa Ahuja, Environmental and Social Safeguards Specialist, The World Bank; Visiting Attorney, Environmental Law Institute, USA

p. xMd Abdul Awal Khan, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Independent University, Bangladesh

Lisa Benjamin, Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Dalhousie University, Canada

Daniel Bonilla Maldonado, Associate Professor of Law, University of Los Andes, Colombia

Rebecca Bratspies, Professor, CUNY School of Law; Director, Center for Urban Environmental Reform, USA

Carl Bruch, Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute, USA

Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Research Scholar and Lecturer-in-Law, Columbia Law School, USA

Chris Butler, Lecturer, Griffith Law School, Griffith University, Australia

Anna Carlson, PhD Candidate, School of Political Science and International Studies, University of Queensland, Australia

Christel Cournil, Associate Professor in Public Law, Université Paris 13, Sorbonne Paris Cité, CERAP, France

Philip Coventry, PhD Candidate, University of Reading, UK

Erin Daly, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School, Widener University; Co-Director, Dignity Rights Project, USA

Kirsten Davies, PhD, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University, Australia

Ritu Dhingra, Attorney at Law, Law Linkers and Company, Delhi, India; PhD Research Scholar, The NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana, India; Former Assistant Professor (Visiting) Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi, India and The NorthCap University, Gurugram, Haryana, India

Emnet Gebre, PhD in Public Law and Consultant, Institut Maurice Hauriou, Université Toulouse 1 Capitole, France

Camena Guneratne, Professor, Department of Legal Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka

Aisa M Hammadeen, Lawyer, Member of Jordan Environment Society (JES), Amman, Jordan; CEESP Regional Vice-Chair for West Asia

Blake Hudson, AL O’Quinn Chair and Professor of Law, University of Houston Law Center, USA

Catherine Iorns Magallanes, Reader in Law, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Vasiliki (Vicky) Karageorgou, Assistant Professor of EU Environmental Law, Panteion University, Greece

Angela Kariuki, Legal Officer, International Environmental Law Unit, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Alain Kenmogne Simo, Professor of Law, University of Yaoundé 2, Cameroon

p. xiJohn H Knox, Henry C Lauerman Professor of International Law, Wake Forest University, USA

Guy Jules Kounga, Associate Research Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), McGill University, Canada

Arnold Kreilhuber, Deputy Director, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Sarah Lamdan, Professor of Law, CUNY School of Law, USA

Karen E Makuch, Lecturer in Environmental Law, Imperial College, London, UK

Chetna Malviya, PhD Candidate at Aix Marseille Univ, Université de Toulon, Univ Pau & Pays Adour, CNRS, DICE, CERIC, Aix-en-Provence, France

Sylvestre-José-Tidiane Manga, International consultant to the UN CBD Parties, Montreal, Canada; Alumni Research Fellow, McGill University affiliated Centre of International Sustainable Developmental Law, Montreal, Canada

Paul Martin, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England, USA

James R May, Professor of Law, Delaware Law School, Widener University; Co-Director, Dignity Rights Project, USA

Atieno Mboya, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative, Emory University School of Law, USA

Scott O McKenzie, PhD Candidate, Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability, University of British Columbia, Canada

Mohamed Ali Mekouar, University of Limoges, France

Daphina Misiedjan, Assistant Professor, Netherlands Institute for Human Rights and Researcher, Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

Elizabeth Maruma Mrema, Director, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme, Kenya

Rosemary Mwanza, Doctoral Researcher, University of Eastern Finland Law School, Center for Climate, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL)

Damilola S Olawuyi, Associate Professor of Law, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar

Natalie Osborne, Lecturer, School of Environment and Science, Griffith University, Australia

Ole W Pedersen, Reader in Environmental Law, Newcastle Law School, UK

John Pendergrass, Vice President, Programs and Publications, Environmental Law Institute, USA

p. xiiMarie-Catherine Petersmann, PhD Candidate at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy

Michel Prieur, Emeritus Professor of Law, Limoges University; President, International Center of Comparative Environmental Law, France

Ryan Jeremiah Donato Quan, Associate Professor, Ateneo de Manila University School of Law, the Philippines

S Ravi Rajan, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Leonie Reins, Assistant Professor, Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society, Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Juan Manuel Rivero Godoy, Professor of International Law at Law Faculty, University of the Republic, Uruguay

Dayna Nadine Scott, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School and the Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University, Canada

Alexander Solntsev, PhD, Associate Professor, Deputy Head of the Department of International Law, People’s Friendship University of Russia, RUDN-University, Moscow

Michael Stevenson, Associate Professor and University Secretary, the University of the Bahamas

Dean B Suagee, Of Counsel, Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker LLP, Washington DC, USA

Adelle Thomas, Senior Research Associate, Climate Analytics and Visiting Researcher, the University of the Bahamas

Stephen J Turner, Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln, UK

Geert Van Hoorick, Department of European, Public and International Law, Centre for Environmental and Energy Law, Law Faculty, Ghent University, Belgium

Lise Vandenhende, Department of European, Public and International Law, Centre for Environmental and Energy Law, Law Faculty, Ghent University, Belgium

Ricardo Libel Waldman, Doctor in Law and Master in Law, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Adjunct Professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Professor at FMU’s Masters in Law in São Paulo, and Lawyer in Porto Alegre, Brazil

Jessica Wentz, Senior Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, USA

Wahyu Yun Santoso, Assistant Professor of Environmental Law, Faculty of Law Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia