environmental law Articles

  • Environmental Policy and Law

    The Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) completed its work by electing the Court’s first 18 judges, who will be sworn in during a ceremony on 11 March 2003 at The Hague, Netherlands. The role of the judges, and that of the Prosecutor, who is expected to be elected at the Assembly’s next session in April, are key to shaping the Court and making ...


    By IOS Press

  • The Transformation of International Environmental Law

    Keywords: International environmental law, environmental law, global challenges, harmoni-sation and common interests 2012 is the fortieth anniversary of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environ-ment, a seminal event which marked the first time that the international community had addressed the environment as an international issue in a serious way. Back in 1972, the Conference called ...


  • Environmental law and policy in Australia

    The legal structure of resource use in Australia is not conducive to rational policy-making. The authority to manage resides with the states, which have enabled extensive parochial development of natural resources at the expense of resource rents and environmental quality. This has been achieved with administrative-type legislation, at the expense of common law adjudication. This decentralised ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The productive environmental laboratory: BSK Labs boosts efficiency with Metrohm IC

    BSK Labs runs a number of environmental laboratories and service centers along the west coast of the US. A total of 70 employees – including microbiologists, chemists, lab technicians, and support staff – make sure that the 200 to 350 samples that come in every week are analyzed. BSK Labs specializes in potable water chemistry, ground water monitoring, storm water runoff, solid waste ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • New environmental liability law in Spain

    Last 24 October 2007 the Official State Bulletin (BOE) Law 26/2007of 23 October on Environmental Liability was published. This text aims to transpose European Directive 2004/35/CE, of 21 April on Environmental Liability which seeks to achieve the prevention and remedying of environmental damage. It establishes a framework based on the 'polluter pays and repair' principle, according to which ...

  • International Environmental Law Committee Newsletter

    The Emerging Role of Private Social and Environmental International Standards in Economic Globalization Over the past two decades, a rapidly increasing number of people have sought to align their social and environmental values with their spending habits. This evolution in commerce encompasses the certified organic food people eat, the shoes and clothes they wear, and the financial investments ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Article: The quest for environmental law equilibrium

    This article demonstrates that environmental law is not only dictated by environmental imperatives and principles, but is also affected profoundly in practice by the rules on enforcement, access to information, participation and access to justice on one hand and the behaviour of the environmental ‘actors’ on the other. It shows that the mandatory enforcement requirements in the contaminated land ...


  • The Influence of Ecology on Environmental Law: Challenges to the Concept of Traditional Law

    Keywords: Ecology, the environmental problematic, environmental ethic, social science, ecosystem concept Abstract: Environmental law has emerged under the influence of ecology as a distinct branch of law. Indeed there is a co-evolution process between these two disciplines which rests on a common basis derived from the challenges what is described here as the ...


  • Senix Water Level Sensors Drive Irrigation Automation Project

    Australia’s Water Crisis Irrigation management is serious business in Australia especially within the Murray-Darling Basin, a 1,000,000 square kilometer watershed that is home to Australia’s most productive agricultural land. The basin’s 23 rivers have ...


    By Senix Corporation

  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 10 things you need to know about the circular economy

    10 things you need to know about the circular economy A working circular economy could be a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource problems. Here’s 10 facts you should know. 1. Why do we need one? The circular economy is touted as a practical solution to the planet’s emerging resource crunch. Reserves of key resources such ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Book Review: Environmental and Land Use Law

    Reviewed by Dr Owen ...


  • Book Review: Environmental Law for Sustainability: A Reader

    Reviewed by Anne-Michelle ...


  • Judges Active in Promoting Environmental Law Capacity Building

    The pre-summit WSSD Global Judges Symposium on the Role of Law and Sustainable Development in Johannesburg between 18–20 August 2002 was a signal event. Never before have so many senior judges from so many nations come together to discuss environmental law. In fact, 126 judges, including 32 Chief Justices or their equivalent, from 60 countries participated. Besides national judges, the group also ...


    By IOS Press

  • New Environmental Law Centre for the Developing World

    The  Parvez  Hassan  Environmental  Law  Centre (PHELC) was inaugurated on 15 February 2003 in La- hore (Pakistan). The 350 participants included the Gover- nor of the Punjab, also in his capacity as Chancellor of the University, the Chief Justice, several Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Law Schools, the Deputy Executive Director of the  United  Nations  ...


    By IOS Press

  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 11 (2009)

    Abbot, Carolyn, The Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 38 Bogojevic, Sanja, The EU ETS Directive Revised: Yet Another Stepping Stone 279 Bradshaw, Carrie, Trie New Directive on the Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide 196 Cadcll, Richard, Of Mussels and Marinas: The Menai Mussels 286 Clayton, Nigel, Equator Principles and Social Rights: ...


  • Index of Authors: Environmental Law Review 13 (2011)

    Antonopoulos, Irene, Responding to Claims of Property Interests on Maritime Public Property Interfering with Environmental Protection 318 Boute, Dr Anatole, review of The EU as International Environmental Negotiator by Tom Delrcux 350 Burrell, Alison, 'Good Agricultural Practices' in the Agri-food Supply Chain 251 Cardwell, Michael, European Union Agricultural Policy ...


  • Nuclear terrorism and environmental protection under international law

    To counter nuclear and radiological terrorism and prevent the adverse economic, social and environmental consequences of such illicit acts perpetrated by non–state actors, the international community has established a comprehensive legal framework comprising soft law and legally binding instruments. This paper collates the international legal instruments relating to nuclear security and discusses ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Science and Environmental Law Collaboration Across the Double Helix

    Keywords: Science and environmental law scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, history of science and environmental law, science and judges, law and science, risk and precaution, science and policymaking, reflexive learning and interdisciplinary working Abstract: Science engages both substantially and methodologically with environmental law more than with any ...


  • Subject Index: Environmental Law Review 13 (2011)

    Aberdeen bypass 117-118 Access, coastal 224. 326 Access, public 137 Access to information see Freedom of information Access to justice 74, 115-123, 234-235 see also Public participation ACReS (Agricultural Carbon Reduction Scheme) 15 AD (anaerobic digestion) 131, 142,237-238,238-239 Adaptive management 159 Advertising green claims guidance 146 misleading 229 Advisory ...


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