Academy Publications

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