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Academy Publications

These titles are part of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Series, published by Edward Elgar Publishing. To see full contents, or place an order, please visit the book's page on Edward Elgar’s website. 

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Edited by Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain, Nathalie Chalifour, University of Ottawa, Canada and Louis J. Kotzé, North-West University, South Africa

'The book brings together scholars from all over the world to address issues of energy governance and sustainability. It provides a unique insight into the nexus between theory, human rights constitutionalism, environmental justice and the practical application of energy policy and legislation ranging from energy supply, renewable energy, energy markets and financing to hydraulic fracturing and energy efficiency. The book brings perspectives from the developed and developing world and proposes recommendations on how the energy crisis can be addressed from a legal perspective. Although the book is written from a legal perspective, scholars and practitioners from other disciplines will also find the book insightful.'

– Willemien Du Plessis, North-West University, South Africa.

May 2016 352 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 811 0 £90.00 (UK/RoW)
July 2016 $145.00 (N/S America)
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Edited by Yves Le Bouthillier, University of Ottawa, Canada, Annette Cowie, University of New England, Paul Martin, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, University of Ottawa, Canada

In the last twenty years the biofuels industry has developed rapidly in many regions of the world. This book provides an in-depth and critical study of the law and policies in many of the key biofuels producing countries, such as Brazil, China, the US, as well as the EU, and a number of other countries where this industry is quickly developing. The multidisciplinary contributors examine the roles of the public and private sectors in the governance of biofuels. They propose recommendations for more effective and efficient biofuel policies.

May 2016 488 pp Hardback 978 1 78254 454 8 £110.00
July 2016 $175.00 (N/S America)
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£77.00/$122.50 (code: IUCN30)
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Edited by Paul Martin, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia, Sadeq Z. Bigdeli and Trevor Daya-Winterbottom, University of Waikato, New Zealand, Willemien du Plessis, North-West University, South Africa and Amanda Kennedy, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia

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‘This is an extended and remarkable excursus into the evolving concept of environmental justice. The Editors have woven several nuggets from various scholars and jurisdictions into an impressive mosaic that will resonate for a long time in this nascent literature. The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is emerging as an important facilitator of conceptual norms of international environmental law and justice. The welcome drift in the direction of “environmental justice” is so compelling that the UNEP Governing Council has recently adopted the first internationally negotiated document to establish the supportive “environmental rule of law”. As a player in the important jurisprudence from South Asia on environmental justice, I stand in reverential awe of this tour de force of experiences in other regions toward the promotion of good environmental governance and environmental social justice.’

– Parvez Hassan, Hassan and Hassan (Advocates), Pakistan

‘This book makes a very useful contribution to the literature on environmental justice through a series of varied, diverse and distinct contributions that map different areas of this multi-faceted topic. The diverse positions advocated reflect the difficult challenges ahead towards ensuring environmental protection in an equitable and just manner at the national and international levels.’

– Philippe Cullet​, SOAS, University of London, UK

Edited by Paul Martin and Amanda Kennedy, University of New England, Armidale NSW, Australia

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'The effective implementation as distinct from the enforcement of environmental laws depends upon a range of discrete factors. These include institutional, cultural, social, economic, political as well as traditional legal influences and perspectives. This series of essays explains and analyses the theoretical underpinnings of the relationship between all of these factors and the methodology appropriate to determining in practice whether environmental laws are being implemented so that their objectives are being achieved. This involves a review of the growing theoretical literature and a discussion of a significant number of examples, international, regional, national and local, which assess the extent of effective implementation of the relevant legal rules. The strength of these essays is two fold: the depth of the theoretical discourse and the breadth of the indicative practical examples. These essays will add considerable grist to the intellectual mill of those interested in the perception of environmental governance as an emerging global system.'

– Douglas Fisher, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Edited by Michael Kidd, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, Loretta Feris, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Tumai Murombo, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa and Alejandro Iza, IUCN Environmental Law Centre, Germany

Contributors: H. Alebachew, A. Bodart, J.C.L. da Silva, T. Daya-Winterbottom, M.D. dos Santos, D. du Toit, C. Dutra, D.E. Fisher, A. Foerster, E.B. Kasimbazi, G. Keremane, N. Lugaresi, V.G. Magalhães, J. McKay, A.R. Paterson, R. Pejan, S. Pollard, N. Soininen, I.U. Tappeiner, M. van Rijswick, P. Wouters, Z. Wu

Water and the Law examines the critical relationship between law and the management of water resources in the context of ensuring environmental sustainability. It highlights the central importance of integrated water resources management and cooperation in achieving sustainability.

The book considers two broad themes that are critical for life on Earth: how law can contribute to the sustainability of water itself and how the law’s regulation of water can contribute to the sustainability of life - both human life as well as that of other species in their natural environment. The expert contributors highlight that current approaches to water governance embrace integrated water resources management and appreciation of the holistic nature of the hydrological cycle. In addition to the recognition of the nature of water, there is also an apparent need for addressing water concerns in a cooperative manner.

Capturing the complexities and challenges of protecting water as a resource on the one hand and utilizing it as a service on the other, this thought-provoking book will prove a valuable resource for researchers and students of both water law, and the nexus of environmental law with human rights.

ISBN and details>2014  416 pp  Hardback  978 1 78347 960 3  £95.00
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£66.50/$105.00 (online ordering code: IUCN30)
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£38.00/$60.00 (online ordering code: IUCN60)

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Edited by Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program and Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, US, Jolene Lin, Associate Dean of International Affairs and Associate Professor of Law, The University of Hong Kong and William Piermattei, Managing Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland Carey School of Law, US

Contributors: R. Ako, M.B. Tekle, P. Chen, D. Craig, E. Daly, T. Daya-Winterbottom, S. Fulton, A.L. Garcia Campos, Ni. Goeteyn, J.J. i Manzano, A. Kennedy, I.E. Kornfeld, L.-H. Lye, N. Lugaresi, F. Maes, J.R. May, A.M. de Oliveira Nusdeo, C. Parrod, L. Schiano di Pepe, A. Telesetsky, J. Williams, S. Wolfson,Y. Zhao

This timely volume considers the future of environmental law and governance in the aftermath of the "Rio+20" conference. An international set of expert contributors begin by addressing a range of governance concepts that can be used to address environmental problems. The book then provides a survey of key environmental challenges across the globe, before finally giving an assessment of possible governance models for the future. 

Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads analyzes cutting-edge developments in environmental law around the globe. Written in the aftermath of the “Rio+20” conference, this book addresses environmental governance from the international, regional and national levels. The topics include climate change initiatives, market-based environmental measures, water and food systems management, environmental governance structures and theories, and examples of environmental policy innovations from around the world. The global coverage draws on experiences from the EU, the Middle East, China, Brazil, Ecuador, Nigeria, Ethiopia, New Zealand and Australia. 

This book will be a useful resource to scholars and students of environmental law and policy. Government and environmental officials as well as resource managers will find of interest the analyses of varied experiences around the world. These comparative experiences provide a rich introduction to the emerging field of global environmental law.

ISBN and details>2014  336 pp  Hardback  978 1 78347 084 6  £85.00 ebook 978 1 78347 085 3

eBook for Global Environmental Law at a Crossroad

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Edited by Frank Maes, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, An Cliquet, Professor, Faculty of Law, Ghent University, Belgium, Willemien du Plessis, Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa and Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada

Contributors: R. Ako, P. de Araújo Ayala, A. Cliquet, K. Debeuckelaere, W. du Plessis, H.S. Ferreira, M.L.P.C. Ferreira, N. Goeteyn, G. Goldenman, N. Hervé-Fournereau, C. Ituarte-Lima, S. Kravchenko, A. Langlais, M. Lim, F. Maes, L. Mbone Ndongo, H. McLeod-Kilmurray, O. Oluduro, O. Outhwaite, G.E. Ramos, E. Rehbinder, A. Savaresi, S.M. Subramanian, M.B. Tekle, V.G. Thomas

This insightful book deals with the complexity of linking biodiversity with climate change. It combines perspectives from international, national and local case studies, and also addresses this question using a thematic approach.

The book focuses on a number of key topics and examples, including: ecosystem services, human rights, MEA clustering, equity in ABS and REDD, forestation and deforestation, biosecurity, protected areas, mountain biodiversity, the Amazon rainforest, agricultural policy in the EU and patent licensing.

Clearly demonstrating linkages between biodiversity law and climate change law and stimulating new ideas for future research, this book will be a valuable reference tool for academics, researchers, students and policy-makers.

ISBN and details>2013  488 pp  Hardback  978 1 78254 688 7  £109.00 ebook 978 1 78254 689 4

eBook for Biodiversity and Climate Change

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Edited by Benjamin J. Richardson, University of British Columbia, Canada

This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks.

Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will appeal to academics, post graduate and undergraduate students in law and political science, local and national government policy makers and politicians, as well as practising local government lawyers. Anyone with a general interest in environmental issues will also find much to interest them in this insightful study.

Local Climate Change Law examines the role of local government, especially within cities, in addressing climate change through legal, policy, planning and other tools. This timely study offers a multi-jurisdictional perspective, featuring international contributors who examine both theoretical and practical dimensions of how localities are addressing climate mitigation and adaptation in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, South Africa and the United States, as well as considering the place of localities in global climate law agreements and transnational networks. Written from a multi-disciplinary perspective, this book will appeal to academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students in law and political science, local and national government policy-makers and politicians, as well as practising local government lawyers. Anyone with a general interest in environmental issues all also find much to interest them in this insightful study.

Local Climate Change Law examines the role of local government, especially within cities, in addressing climate change through legal, policy, planning and other tools.

ISBN and details>2012  424 pp  Hardback  978 0 85793 747 6  £109.00 ebook 978 0 85793 748 3

eBook for Local Climate and Change Law

Poverty

 Contributors: C.D. Aceves-Ávila, D. Behn, K. Bubna-Litic, M.A. Cohen, E. Couzens, J.J. Gonzalez Marquez, S. Gruber, O.F. Jáuregui, M. Kidd, Y. Le Bouthillier, P. Martin, A. Mumma, L.C. Paddock, C.G. Pring, G.W. Pring, S. Sabzwari, D.N. Scott, D. Shelton, S.L. Smith

Edited by Yves Le Bouthillier, University of Ottawa, Canada, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Cuajimalpa, Jose Juan Gonzalez Marquez, Universidad Autónoma Albert Mumma, University of Susan Smith Miriam Alfie CohenMexico, Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico, Nairobi, Kenya and, Willamette University, US.

There is every reason to believe that these issues are in many ways interdependent. However this book demonstrates that there are situations where alleviation of poverty and the protection of the environment appear to be in a fraught relationship. The contributing authors illustrate that the role played by law in this relationship, whether at the international or national level, will vary depending on the situation and will be more successful at pursuing environmental justice in some cases than in others.

This interdisciplinary study will appeal to academics and students in environmental law and other environmental disciplines, environmental policymakers and NGOs interested in issues of poverty, environment and indigenous peoples.

This timely book explores the complex relationship between the alleviation of poverty and the protection of the environment.

ISBN and details>2012  368 pp  Hardback  978 1 78100 328 2  £93.00 2013  Paperback  978 1 78195 335 8  £35.00 ebook 978 1 78100 329 9

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Edited by Paul Martin, University of New England, Australia, Li Zhiping, Sun Yat-Sen University, China, Qin Tianbao, Wuhan University, China, Anel Du Plessis, North-West University, South Africa, Yves Le Bouthillier, University of Ottawa, Canada and Angela Williams, University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

Contributors: A. Brouwer, Z. Chen, J.W. Dellapenna, M.G. Faure, A. Gardner, N. Goeteyn, W. Huanhuan, M. Hong, K. Jian, A. Kennedy, K. Khoday, R. Kibugi, F. Maes, P. Martin, M. Morel, J. Page, T. Qin, J. Williams, Y. Yanjie, H. Zhang

This timely volume provides fascinating insights into emerging developments in the field of legal governance of the environment at a time when environmental governance is increasingly concerned with far more than legal doctrine.

The expert contributors are concerned with the totality of arrangements through which power and resources are deployed to protect and restore natural resources, and how the costs and benefits of this are allocated. They explore key issues such as: how the community exercises its democratic rights; how government responds to the needs of current and future generations and balances the interests of the powerful with the powerless; the freedoms and responsibilities of commerce and the holders of property; and the ways in which laws and policies are informed by science and other perspectives. The various ways in which legal scholarship is pivotal to good governance are thus highlighted, as is the extent of innovation being generated by current ecological, economic and social challenges.

Clearly demonstrating the increasing breadth and depth of environmental law scholarship, this thought-provoking book will prove an invaluable reference tool for academics, students and researchers focusing on environmental law and development.

ISBN and details>2012  360 pp  Hardback  978 1 78100 047 2  £93.00 2013  Paperback  978 1 78100 290 2  £37.00 ebook 978 1 78100 048 9

Compliance_bookEdited by Lee Paddock, The George Washington University Law School, US, Du Qun, Research Institute of Environmental Law, Wuhan University, China, Louis Kotzé, North-West University, South Africa, David L. Markell, Florida State University College of Law, US, Kenneth J. Markowitz, Akin Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, US and Durwood Zaelke, Director, International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, US

‘This volume presents a comprehensive coverage of the challenges in ensuring effective compliance and enforcement in environmental law from the international to the local level. It will make a significant contribution to the growing body of literature in this area and be of interest to practitioners, scholars and administrators alike. The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is proud to join with Edward Elgar in the publication of this seminal work as the first in a new series based on the annual Colloquia of the Academy.’

– Rob Fowler, University of South Australia

ISBN and details>2011  712 pp  Hardback  978 1 84844 831 5  £128.00 2012  Paperback  978 0 85793 738 4  £49.00 ebook 978 1 78100 094 6 

image002                                                                                        Edited by Jamie Benidickson, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, Ben Boer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia, Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice, High Court of Brazil (STJ) and Professor, Catholic University of Brasilia and Karen Morrow, School of Law, University of Swansea, Wales, UK

This book examines the development of environmental law in the period since the ground-breaking 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or ‘Earth Summit’. The book demonstrates that a great deal has been achieved in the field of environmental law since the 1990s. However, the extraordinary environmental crises facing humanity in the 21st century indicate a continuing urgent need for the generation of robust policies and frameworks concerning ecological, socio-cultural and economic sustainability, implemented through appropriately innovative legal mechanisms. The book is divided into five sub-themes of sustainability: history, principles and concepts, environmental rights, access to justice and liability issues, natural resources, energy and climate change, and nature conservation.

ISBN and details>2011  432 pp  Hardback  978 0 85793 224 2  £96.00 2013  Paperback  978 0 85793 666 0  £44.00 ebook 978 1 78100 299 5 

The following books have been published by Cambridge University Press since 2004 in collaboration with the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.

Conservation, Law + Livelihoods: Bridging the North-South Divide
Edited by Michael Jeffrey, Karen Bubna-Litic and Jeremy Firestone, January 2008

Land Use Law for Sustainable Development
Edited by Nathalie Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Lin Heng Lye and John Nolon, January 2006

Compendium of Land Use Laws
Edited by John Nolon, July 2006

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development
Edited by Adrian J. Bradbrook, Rosemary Lyster, Richard L. Ottinger and Wang Xi, May 2005

Compendium of Sustainable Energy Laws
Edited by Richard L. Ottinger, Nicholas Robinson, and Victor Tafur, May 2005