environmental law introduction Articles

  • Book Review. European Union Environmental Law. An Introduction to Key Selected Issues

    Davies, Peter G.G. European Union Environmental Law. An Introduction to Key Selected Issues. Ashgate, 2004. 311pp. ISBN 1-85521-582-9.Keywords: book ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...


  • Case Note: Access to Justice under Irish Environmental Impact Assessment Law

    INTRODUCTION Ireland was recently found not to have fully implemented Directive 85/337 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (the EIA Directive) and Directive 2003/35 (the Arhus Convention Directive). As the name implies, this second directive arises from the Arhus Convention itself, which was negotiated under the auspices of ...


  • Sustainable Development Law on Environmental Migration: The Story of an Obelisk, a Bag of Marbles, and a Tapestry

    Keywords: environmental migration, climate refugees, sustainable development law, international law Abstract: No specific, consistent law deals with migration in the context of environmental phenomena (specifically of climate change) as a distinct issue. From this simple assessment, an oft-heard discourse identifies a 'legal gap' that should accordingly be filled ...


  • California’s Clean Future Means Business: An Introduction to AB32

    Assembly Bill 32 (AB32), also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, is an environmental law in California that requires the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to be reduced to 1990 levels by 2020. This white paper provides a fundamental overview of AB32, its history and what it could mean for businesses. ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • The marine environment and ballast water management law

    This article contains a study of international and national measures dealing with the potential threat of pollution and the introduction of alien species that may come from the discharge of improperly treated ballast water. Ballast water management policy, law and coastal biosecurity strategies are considered. There are challenges to achieving the ideals of ballast water laws, as correctly ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case Note: Failure to Adequately Transpose The Environmental Impact Assessment Directive 85/337/Eec Into National Law In Ireland

    Keywords: Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), environmental impact statement, planning permission, development consent, pollution licensing, demolition works, 'project' INTRODUCTION In Case C-50/09 Commission v Ireland, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Irish legislation did not adequately transpose Directive 85/337/EEC,1 as amended by Directive ...


  • Case Note: Effective Implementation of Directives on Environmental Law: Re-opening the Court’s Regulatory Tool-Box

    Keywords: Article 228 EC, lump sum penalties, implementation of Directives, delayed implementation of Article 226 EC judgments. Directive 2001/18, deliberate release into the environment and placing on the market of GMOs INTRODUCTION Article 226 of the European Community Treaty provides a well-known enforcement procedure under which the European Commission can ...


  • Environmental Law - The Black Sheep in Rome II`s Drive for Legal Certainty? Article 7 of Regulation (EC) No- 864/2007 on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations in Context

    Keywords: Applicable law, choice of laws, environmental damage, environmental protection, European law, non-contractual obligations, predictability, polluter payer, Rome II, torts, transboundary pollution Abstract: Early in 2009, the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations came into force in the European Community. As the very first ...


  • Institutionalising cleaner production in China: the Cleaner Production Promotion Law

    During the 1990s, cleaner production was introduced in China, in the beginning especially via development aid projects. From 1992 to 1997 the focus was strongly on the introduction of cleaner production methodology, the training of personnel and the implementation of demonstration projects at the enterprise level. After 1997, the emphasis shifted to cleaner production policy-making, culminating ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Principles and Environmental Justice

    Abstract: This article offers an analysis of the compatibility between the emerging concept ofcnvironmcntal justice and a number of more well established environmental principles. These include the precautionary principle, the polluter pays principle and sustainable development. The article argues that, for all three principles, a comparison with environmental justice gives rise to conflicts as ...


  • Article: The environment and the law – does our legal system deliver access to justice? A review

    INTRODUCTION Environmental law carries a responsibility to ensure justice not only for the individual citizen, but for the collective benefit of our environment — both now and for future generations. In 1998, the UK Government became a signatory to the Aarhus Convention,1 which seeks to establish a consistent standard for access to information, public participation in decisionmaking and access ...


  • Case Notes: Challenging a Commission refusal to allow the introduction of `more stringent national measures

    INTRODUCTION The introduction of qualified majority voting in the EC Treaty raised the possibility of some uncomfortable restrictions on Member States’ national environmental policies. The fact that legislation passed under Article 175 EC has a dominant aim of protecting and improving the environment means that it is consistent to allow Member States the possibility of introducing or maintaining ...


  • Beliefs, Politics, and Environmental Policy

    Introduction Many of us who work on environmental issues have faced the challenge of conveying their importance to nonspecialists. Perhaps we have found ourselves defending the robustness of climate science to a contrarian uncle, or extolling the importance of biodiversity to a dubious aunt. Our relations and friends are often educated people, skilled in their own professions, who have ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • Integrated Environmental Management in a German Brewery

    Case Study Name of company: Neumarkter LammsbräuSector: BreweryNumber of employees: 80Country: Germany AbstractNeumarkter Lammsbräu is an 80-employee brewery located in Bavaria, a German region which has a strong tradition for beer. At the beginning of the 1970s, agriculture in the region became increasingly intensive. The quality of beer was being sacrificed for quick and high returns on ...

  • Book Reviews: Access to Environmental Justice: A Comparative Study

    Keywords: public participation, review procedures, land, water, clean air, waste, planning, environmental entitlement The problem of environmental justice is fast becoming an important issue in environmental law and policy debates. This is true for international as well as domestic debates. In a broad sense, environmental justice deals with both distributive, social justice problems and ...


  • Buying green! a handbook on environmental public procurement

    Introduction What is the connection between public purchasing and the environment? Public authorities are major consumers in Europe, spending some 16 % of the EU’s gross domestic product (which is a sum equivalent to half the GDP of Germany). By using their purchasing power to opt for goods and services that also respect the environment, they can make ...


  • Public Access to Environmental Information Held by Private Companies

    Keywords: Environmental Information Regulations, environmental information, public access, private companies Abstract: The pervading thought in England and Wales has been that private utility companies such as water-only companies (WOCs) and water and sewage companies (WASCs) were public authorities under the 2004 Environmental Information ...


  • `New` Environmental Liabilities: The Purpose and Scope of the Contaminated Land Regime and the Environmental Liability Directive

    Keywords: Environental liability, administrative law, contaminated land, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environmental Liability Directive Abstract: Environmental liability as a part of administrative law is increasingly significant and controversial, and the proliferation of schemes creates difficult legal problems. This article examines in some detail the ...


Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you