Environmental Insurance Books

  • Global Mapping of Human Settlement: Experiences, Data Sets and Prospects

    The use of remote sensors for human settlement mapping and monitoring holds great promise for numerous fields of study, including urban planning and global environmental change and sustainability. While the potential for this technology is difficult to measure, achieving useful results at a regional or global level is but a recent accomplishment. ...

  • Environmental Assessment of the Gaza Strip, following the escalation of hostilities in December 2008 - January 2009

    This report and its findings are based on field work by a team of international experts deployed by UNEP following its Governing Council’s Decision 25/12 in February 2009, requesting UNEP to assess the environmental damage and carry out an economic evaluation of the rehabilitation and restoration of the environment in the Gaza Strip ...

  • Methods in Environmental Forensics

    While environmental catastrophes can be naturally occurring, often they are the result of criminal intent or malfeasance. Sorting out the details when the land itself is the only witness requires a special set of investigative skills. For accountability to be established, investigators must be able to answer these questions with a measure of ...

  • Corporate Safety Compliance: OSHA, Ethics, and the Law

    Safety and health professionals face a variety of potential legal and ethical issues. As a result of changing responsibilities and new laws, professionals often find themselves in situations without guidance toward the solutions. This book provides such guidance to legal issues involving OSHA and how to avoid potential legal areas of liability if ...

  • Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice: Extended Abstracts Volume (332 pages) + full paper CD-ROM (1772 pages)

    Floods cause distress and damage wherever and whenever they happen. Flooding from rivers, estuaries and the sea threatens many millions of people worldwide and economic and insurance losses from flooding have increased significantly since 1990. Across the European Union, flood management policy is changing in response to the EU Directive on the ...

  • Lebanon Post Conflict Environmental Assessment

    Beirut/Nairobi, 2 October 2006 - An international team of experts will begin an assessment of the environmental damage in Lebanon caused by the recent conflict.The team, led by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and working in close cooperation with the Lebanese authorities, will be visiting and sampling sites thought to present ...

  • Enhancing Urban Safety and Security

    As the global population becomes increasingly concentrated in urban areas, the world has witnessed growing threats to urban safety and security. While some of these threats have taken the form of large-scale events such as natural disasters and terrorist attacks, others are the widespread and more common symptoms of physical, economic and social ...

  • TSCA Deskbook

    Part one of the TSCA Deskbook provides detailed analysis by leading experts of the Toxic Substances Control Act. This step-by-step analysis of the statute integrates statutory and regulatory provisions, Federal Register preambles, and agency memoranda and guidance to provide the clearest, most comprehensive guide available to the regulatory ...

  • Urban environments, wealth and health: shifting burdens and possible responses in low and middle-income nations

    This paper examines urban health in low- and middle-income countries, in relation to two sets of environmental issues: ~1. persistent local environmental health burdens, and most notably the water, sanitation and housing deficiencies prevalent in the poor neighbourhoods of so many urban settlements; ~2. emerging global environmental burdens that ...

  • Toxic Tort Litigation

    This practice-oriented book brings together the expertise of practicing attorneys, both corporate and ouside counsel, who focus on the litigation of toxic torts cases. Toxic Tort Litigation covers the specific elements of trying a toxic torts case and addresses the distinctive demands of toxic tort litigation, including theory of strategy and ...

  • Munkman on Employer`s Liability 14th edition

    Munkman is the leading authority and the most comprehensive and analytical text in its field. It is the ideal companion to Redgrave’s Health and Safety. Now in its 14th edition, Munkman has been brought fully up-to-date and takes into account such recent changes as the emerging areas of personal injury and ...

  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Property

    When Bad Things Happen to Good Property features a review of economics and theory of real estate environmental damages, empirical results from peer-reviewed literature, and legal outcomes of environmental contamination litigation in the United States. It also includes chapters written by plaintiff and defense lawyers on litigating environmental ...

  • Environmental Assessment of the Areas Disengaged by Israel in the Gaza Strip

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has revealed the results of the first major investigation into the environmental impact of the Israeli disengagement from Gaza last year. By and large, the UNEP scientific assessment report gives the Gaza pull-out an environmental clean bill of health.Prepared at the request of the Palestinian ...

  • Rural-urban migration in China: policy options for economic growth, environmental sustainability and equity

    In China, as in many other countries undergoing rapid economic growth, increasing socio-economic inequalities and environmental damage are the main threats to sustainable urbanization. Drawing on international experiences, this paper describes the key issues in urban change in China and identifies the types of policy approaches that could support ...

  • Handbook of Warnings

    A technical discussion that includes theory, research, and application, this book describes warning design standards and guidelines; aspects of law relevant to warnings such as government regulations, case/trial litigation, and the role of expert testimony in these cases; and international, health/medical, and marketing issues. Broken into ...

  • Judicial Handbook on Environmental Law

    This Handbook is intended to enable national judges in all types of tribunals in both civil law and common law jurisdictions to identify environmental issues coming before them and to be aware of the range of options available to them in interpreting and applying the law.The book appears in the context of a global realization that the protection ...

  • Handbook of Human Factors in Litigation

    Using ergonomics in forensics can help prevent the recurrence of system failures through engineering or administrative controls. It can also raise the level of concern among professionals and the public regarding product, workplace, and service safety due to perceived exposure to liability. Even with such a potentially important and broad impact, ...

  • Chronic Poverty: Vol 17, No 2 of the journal Environment and Urbanization

    This issue has an editorial that discusses what it means to be chronically poor in urban areas and the inadequacies of government responses.  There are also eight papers on different aspects of chronic poverty, including:a focus on particular groups (rickshaw pullers and street children in Dhaka, street enterprises in Kinshasa);discussions of ...

  • Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining: Challenges and opportunities

    More than 13 million people in the South are directly engaged in small-scale mining - many of whom are women and children - with another 80 to 100 million depend on it for some aspect of their livelihood. These activities are often both illegal and environmentally damaging, and dangerous for workers and their communities. The illegality and lack ...

  • NEPA Deskbook, 3rd Edition

    The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) affects all areas of environmental protection. ELI's updated NEPA Deskbook, 3rd Edition, presents NEPA, along with supporting and related documents, and provides analysis of NEPA's provisions and their requirements.The book begins with a thorough and up-to-date analysis of the Act written by NEPA expert ...

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