environmental law conference Articles

  • 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 ...


  • Dr. Hargis presents at NGWA conference on ground water & environmental law

    Dr. David R. Hargis will be presenting a paper titled, 'Wholesale Returns of Conjecture: Defensible Scientific Opinons in Court?' on Wednesday, July 21, 2005. The paper is part of a conference sponsored by the National Ground Water Association on the theme of 'Ground Water and Environmental Law.' The conference is to be held at the Wyndham Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland, July 21-22, ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • `Major Stationary Sources - What’s New, What’s Changing and What to Do About It,` presented at the 2006 PA Chamber Annual Environmental Laws and Regulations conference

    Clean Air Mercury Rule(CAMR) Session Objectives Background on CAMR Rule NSPS & Cap-and-Trade Program Monitoring and Controlling HgEmissions Pennsylvania’s Proposed Hg Rule Clean Air Rules Clean Air Nonroad Diesel Rule Clean Air Ozone Rules 8-hour ozone ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Incentives for environmental performance

    There are many advantages for a company who is pursuing a course of superior environmental performance. Governmental Trends to Improve Environmental Management Better organization and more efficient management of environmental responsibilities. Better compliance with laws and regulations. Reduction in environmental risk and liabilities with possible ...

  • Environmental Justice: A Brief Historical Analysis

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  • Dr. David Hargis presented a paper at the National Ground Water Association`s Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on July 21, 2005.

    Dr. Dave Hargis presents before the National Ground Water Association's Ground Water and Environmental Law Conference in Baltimore, Maryland. His paper was entitled, 'Wholesale Returns of Conjecture: Defensible Scientific Opinions in ...


    By Hargis + Associates Inc

  • Your rights under the Environmental Legislation of the EU

    1. WHAT IS THE BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION? Three international organisations emerged shortly after the end of the Second World War, namely the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the European Economic Community (EEC). The first of these, the ECSC, was founded in 1951 for a period of 50 years and expired in July 2002; whereas the ...

  • Implementing multilateral environmental agreements in Sub-Saharan Africa

    This paper examines how Sub-Saharan Africa has implemented its environmental commitments under international law. The first part of the paper examines the state of the environment in Sub-Saharan Africa. The second part, examines implementation of Multilateral Environmental Agreements generally by looking at some of the factors that influence implementation, and theories of implementation. The ...


  • Latin America Analysis: Environmental policy and deforestation

    When it comes to the environment, there is no dialogue between civil society, the scientific community, government and parliament, says Carla Almeida. In a year that was marked by bad news on the environmental front — the polar ice caps melting at an increasing rate, the decline in biodiversity, the failure to reach agreement on climate change, amongst other things — the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Expanding environmental democracy: Latin American countries move forward with principle 10

    A number of Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries recently took a huge step forward in ensuring environmental democracy for their citizens. At a UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) meeting in early November, these countries agreed on a road map to ensure full implementation of ...

  • Case Note: Responding to claims of property interests on maritime public property interfering with Environmental Protection

    Keywords: European Convention on Human Rights, environmental protection, maritime public property, fair-balance test, right to respect for private and family life, protection of property INTRODUCTION Following a utilitarian approach the European Court of Human Rights ('the Court") has established that environmental protection is a public interest that should be ...


  • Greening the Financial Sector

    Introduction and Executive Summary This background paper for the international conference 'Greening the Financial Sector - A Conference for Banks and Insurance Companies' introduces a variety of themes that will be discussed during the conference. The aim is to give a common platform for all participants of the conference. The themes range from the general consideration of the role of financial ...

  • Sea Turtle Conservation: An `Illegal` Trade Barrier?

    In fisheries around the globe, by-catch is a serious threat to marine organisms. By-catch includes both non-target species (e.g. fish, seabirds, turtles and marine mammals) and immature individuals of the target species. Experts estimate that discarded by-catch accounts for around 30 per cent of the global catch.1 Several international agree- ments have addressed the issue of by-catch, including ...


    By IOS Press

  • Explosive Off-the-Shelf Technology Praised for Dynamite Results at IAAP

    THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION scored only a “C-” at its mid-term report card delivered by the Bozeman, Mont.-based Political Economy Research Center (PERC). The group bills itself as “the Center for Free Market Environmentalism.” Its goal is to seek market solutions to environmental problems. This free market brigade ignored the nation’s largest environmental market — defense cleanup. When this was ...


  • Legislation: Aichi Biodiversity targets on Direct and Indirect Drivers of Biodiversity Loss

    INTRODUCTION Most parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) consider the tenth Conference of the Parties (COP 10) held in Nagoya, Japan, from 18 to 29 October 2010 to be a success. COP 10 produced forty-seven decisions, known as the Nagoya Outcomes, includ¬ing a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity, the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and a Resource Mobilisation Strategy. ...


  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership — friend or foe to the environment?

    On October 5, 2015, Canada announced that it had concluded negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”). The TPP is a free trade agreement which will provide Canada with preferential and unprecedented access to the Asia-Pacific Region. The TTP is currently comprised of twelve Pacific-rim countries, representing a market of 800 million people. The TTP will need to be ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Why the oil industry must take heed of new landfill directive # m governing hazardous wastes

    With the 16th July 2004 being the red-letter day forthe oil and energy industry. John Harrison, Managing Director. Surface Active Solutions Ltd. believes the industry faces problems with hazardous waste disposal unless it acts quickly, This day sees a tightening of the UK laws on 'special/hazardous' wastes. To give it its technical specification, 'the ban on co-disposal of waste pursuant to the ...

  • Rio+20, The Green Economy and Re-orienting Sustainable Development

    Abstract: This article looks at the role played by the green economy approach to sustainable development in the run-up to and aftermath of the UNCSD 2012 (the Rio+20 Earth Summit). It examines the inherent tensions that have become increasingly apparent within the sustainable development paradigm and considers the impact of the green economy approach as espoused in the Rio+20 process on ...


  • Eco Justice

    It has been over five years since Canada ratified the Kyoto Protocol, and we’re still arguing over how to fulfill our commitments. Although the federal government’s lack of action with regards to Kyoto has become more controversial since the Conservatives took office, leading to widespread criticism of Canada’s stance at the most recent Conference of the Parties in Bali, we’ve never had a ...


    By Actual Media

  • Negotiated Official Outcomes at the World Summit on Sustainable Development: A Preliminary View

    The purpose of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) was to review actions taken to foster sustainable development in the past ten years, to reinvigorate efforts to achieve sustainable development, and to 'focus on action-oriented decisions in areas where further efforts are needed .' Thus, the ide was not to renegotiate Agenda 21, the plan of action for sustainable development ...

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