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The Appellate Body of the WTO and Its Reform (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Chang-fa Lo, Junji Nakagawa, Tsai-Fang Chen The Appellate Body of the WTO and Its Reform (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Chang-fa Lo, Junji Nakagawa, Tsai-Fang Chen
R3,165 Discovery Miles 31 650 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This is the first book that critically examines the reform of the Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in light of the current crisis resulting from the U.S. blocking of the appointment of its members. The reform of the AB is critical, as the appointment crisis could lead to the demise of "the jewel in the crown," which may even cause the dismantling of the WTO as a whole. This book covers various aspects of the crisis and its reform. Specifically, as the crisis cannot be fully understood without reviewing the role of the AB from the broader perspectives of the other functions of the WTO, the book examines the reform of the AB from the broader perspectives of the WTO governance. Additional focus is on the reform of the AB in relation to its specific functions. Available options are provided to address the AB crisis, as well as discussion of wider implications beyond the WTO. Contributed by world-renowned academics, experts, and practitioners in the field of international economic law, this volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the AB crisis and its solutions.

Social-Ecological Resilience and Law (Paperback): Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen Social-Ecological Resilience and Law (Paperback)
Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen
R976 R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Save R152 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a balance of nature, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past three decades, resilience theory, which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has shown itself to be a robust and invaluable basis for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to account for this knowledge is key to transitioning to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.

The Human Rights Covenants at 50 - Their Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover): Daniel Moeckli, Helen Keller, Corina Heri The Human Rights Covenants at 50 - Their Past, Present, and Future (Hardcover)
Daniel Moeckli, Helen Keller, Corina Heri
R2,059 Discovery Miles 20 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Half a century ago, on 16 December 1966, the UN General Assembly adopted the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). While the adoption of the two UN human rights covenants was celebrated all over the world, their 50th anniversary has received very little attention from the international community. The present book marks this anniversary by taking stock of the first half-century of the existence of what are probably the world's two most important human rights treaties. It does so by reflecting on what the covenants have achieved (or failed to achieve) in the years that have passed, by determining and comparing their current influence in the various regions of the world, and by assessing their potential roles in the future. The book contains papers that were presented during a symposium held in Zurich in 2016, which brought together experts and stakeholders from a range of disciplines and world regions. Some fundamental issues that are addressed by the contributors are as old as the two covenants themselves. They concern, for example, the division of human rights into first- and second-generation rights, and the question of whether there should be one central monitoring body - possibly a world court - or more than just one. However, the contributors go beyond such questions that have been explored before; they develop new answers to old questions and point to new challenges.

Regulating the Polluters - Markets and Strategies for Protecting the Global Environment (Hardcover): Alexander Ovodenko Regulating the Polluters - Markets and Strategies for Protecting the Global Environment (Hardcover)
Alexander Ovodenko
R1,456 Discovery Miles 14 560 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

National governments and private stakeholders have long recognized that protecting the global environment requires international cooperation. Climate change, tropical deforestation, biodiversity loss, ozone depletion, hazardous wastes, and ocean pollution are among several issues that have brought national governments together to alleviate the consequences of environmental degradation. As they have worked to mitigate these global problems, national governments have developed a wide variety of environmental regime designs. But why have national governments created different international rules and institutions to address global environmental issues? Some national environmental regimes are more institutionally integrated, some have relatively narrow mandates, some have legally binding obligations while others do not, and some obligations are determined through multilateral negotiations while others are nationally determined. In other words, what explains the pattern of regime designs in global environmental governance? Alexander Ovodenko argues that this variation can be explained by looking to a dynamic that has been thus far downplayed by the literature on global environmental governance: the structures of industries regulated by environmental rules. Specifically, it argues (contra the dominant literature) that it is far easier to attach binding international agreements to oligopolistic industries than those that are fragmented. While concentrated global producers are likely to be more politically influential and thus in a position to shape environmental governance, they are also in a much better position to comply with such agreements as they have both sufficient capital resources and the technological capacity to innovate by adopting "greener" technologies. In other words, the sources of their political influence make them the best and most efficient options for mitigating global pollution. By contrast, it is much more difficult for governments to regulate small-scale producers since such firms and their consumers are much more price sensitive, and these firms have limited resources to devote to compliance. Regulating the Polluters inverts the literature on regulatory capture and collective action by presenting empirical evidence of the irony of market power in global environmental politics.

Transfer of Land Rights in Ethiopia - Towards a Sustainable Policy Framework (Hardcover): Daniel Behailu Gebreamanuel Transfer of Land Rights in Ethiopia - Towards a Sustainable Policy Framework (Hardcover)
Daniel Behailu Gebreamanuel
R2,137 Discovery Miles 21 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Land rights in general and transferability of land rights in particular have been a mind boggling subject for intellectuals, donors, and politicians in Ethiopia. The question of land and the rights attached to it has been a cause for political turbulence and instability in the nation as well. It is important to study the challenges of land policies pursued by successive regimes and the historical evolutionary course leading to the current land policy. The deadlocks on land policy issues in Ethiopia might superficially seem to hinge on preferences of which land governance system or legal regime must the nation adopt or adapt. However, land issues in Ethiopia are more than economic factors or principles of efficiency and preference of ownership systems This book explores the limitations of the current land system in Ethiopia, by assessing and analyzing the laws and policies pertaining to land and transferability of rights over land. This includes an evaluation of existing legislation against the background of the history of land use in Ethiopia and ensuing political struggles.

Intellectual Property Rights and Climate Change - Interpreting the TRIPS Agreement for Environmentally Sound Technologies... Intellectual Property Rights and Climate Change - Interpreting the TRIPS Agreement for Environmentally Sound Technologies (Paperback)
Wei Zhuang
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the world confronts global warming, there is a growing consensus that the TRIPS Agreement could be a more effective instrument for mitigating climate change. In this innovative work, Wei Zhuang systematically examines the contextual elements that can be used in the interpretation of the TRIPS Agreement with a view to enhancing innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. Zhuang proposes a balanced and pro-competitive interpretation that could be pursued by policymakers and negotiators. This comprehensive, multidisciplinary study will help academics and policymakers improve their understanding of the contemporary international legal regimes governing intellectual property rights, as well as innovation and transfer of environmentally sound technologies. It also offers practical guidance for further developing a legal system capable of responding to the challenges posed by climate change.

Deliberative Global Governance (Paperback): John S. Dryzek, Quinlan Bowman, Jonathan Kuyper, Jonathan Pickering, Jensen Sass,... Deliberative Global Governance (Paperback)
John S. Dryzek, Quinlan Bowman, Jonathan Kuyper, Jonathan Pickering, Jensen Sass, …
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Global institutions are afflicted by severe democratic deficits, while many of the major problems facing the world remain intractable. Against this backdrop, we develop a deliberative approach that puts effective, inclusive, and transformative communication at the heart of global governance. Multilateral negotiations, international organizations and regimes, governance networks, and scientific assessments can be rendered more deliberative and democratic. More thoroughgoing transformations could involve citizens' assemblies, nested forums, transnational mini-publics, crowdsourcing, and a global dissent channel. The deliberative role of global civil society is vital. We show how different institutional and civil society elements can be linked to good effect in a global deliberative system. The capacity of deliberative institutions to revise their own structures and processes means that deliberative global governance is not just a framework but also a reconstructive learning process. A deliberative approach can advance democratic legitimacy and yield progress on global problems such as climate change, violent conflict and poverty.

Intellectual Property and Clean Energy - The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Matthew Rimmer Intellectual Property and Clean Energy - The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Matthew Rimmer
R5,521 R4,587 Discovery Miles 45 870 Save R934 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection considers the future of climate innovation after the Paris Agreement. It analyses the debate over intellectual property and climate change in a range of forums - including the climate talks, the World Trade Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as multilateral institutions dealing with food, health, and biodiversity. The book investigates the critical role patent law plays in providing incentives for renewable energy and access to critical inventions for the greater public good, as well as plant breeders' rights and their impact upon food security and climate change. Also considered is how access to genetic resources raises questions about biodiversity and climate change. This collection also explores the significant impact of trademark law in terms of green trademarks, eco labels, and greenwashing. The key role played by copyright law in respect of access to environmental information is also considered. The book also looks at deadlocks in the debate over intellectual property and climate change, and provides theoretical, policy, and practical solutions to overcome such impasses.

Sustainable Tourism and Law (Hardcover): Michael Faure, Ni Ketut Supasti Dharmawan, I Made Budi Arsika Sustainable Tourism and Law (Hardcover)
Michael Faure, Ni Ketut Supasti Dharmawan, I Made Budi Arsika
R1,757 Discovery Miles 17 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The central focus of this book is the interaction between law and tourism, with the view to attaining sustainable tourism. The book achieves its goal by approaching law and tourism from various angles. On the one hand, sustainable tourism is put in a broader context by, for example, outlining the principles and philosophy of sustainable tourism, and on the other by explaining how principles of sustainable tourism can be taught through educational programs in developing countries. The question therefore arises as to how a 'Global Code' could also be integrated in legal teaching. There are, moreover, many examples in developing countries of successful sustainable tourism. To provide concrete examples of those success stories and to critically analyze them, the book focuses on one particular case - the case of Indonesia - and cites cases of sustainable tourism (strongly focusing on how law and legal rules have contributed to sustainable tourism), mostly on the islands of Java and Bali.

Climate Change Remedies - Injunctive Relief and Criminal Law Responses (Paperback): Jaap Spier, Ulrich Magnus Climate Change Remedies - Injunctive Relief and Criminal Law Responses (Paperback)
Jaap Spier, Ulrich Magnus
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Climate change poses very serious risks to mankind. Adaptation and damages are emphasized more and more. Although adaptation is important, priority should be given to prevention (mitigation). The contributions in this second volume of the series "Legal Perspectives of Global Challenges" emanate from an international research project that deals with a legal kaleidoscope of legal issues and focuses primarily on preventive remedies. The book tackles injunctive relief and discusses the myriad of legal questions courts have to answer if they are willing to grant injunctive relief. It addresses both procedural, private international, and substantive law. One contribution discusses the role criminal law could play to come to grips with the threats of climate change. So far, the greater part of the debate is about the US, Europe and, increasingly, Asia. Another contribution fills this gap by painting an African perspective. Contents include: Injunctive Relief: Opportunities and Challenges - Thoughts about a Potentially Promising Legal Vehicle to Stem the Tide * Injunctive Relief against Climate Change * Climate Change and the (Possible) Role of International Criminal Law * Climate Change Law and Policy in the African Union and Selected African Countries. (Series: Legal Perspectives for Global Challenges - Vol. 2)

The Governance of Solar Geoengineering - Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene (Hardcover): Jesse L. Reynolds The Governance of Solar Geoengineering - Managing Climate Change in the Anthropocene (Hardcover)
Jesse L. Reynolds
R1,806 Discovery Miles 18 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Climate change is among the world's most important problems, and solutions based on emission cuts or adapting to new climates remain elusive. One set of proposals receiving increasing attention among scientists and policymakers is 'solar geoengineering', (also known as solar radiation modification) which would reflect a small portion of incoming sunlight to reduce climate change. Evidence indicates that this could be effective, inexpensive, and technically feasible, but it poses environmental risks and social challenges. Governance will thus be crucial. In The Governance of Solar Geoengineering, Jesse L. Reynolds draws on law, political science, and economics to show how solar geoengineering is, could, and should be governed. The book considers states' incentives and behavior, international and national law, intellectual property, compensation for possible harm, and non-state governance. It also recommends how solar geoengineering could be responsibly researched, developed, and - if appropriate - used in ways that would improve human well-being and ensure sustainability.

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change - Current Status and Future Prospects (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Bridget Lewis Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change - Current Status and Future Prospects (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Bridget Lewis
R3,005 R2,604 Discovery Miles 26 040 Save R401 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment. The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally. The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.

The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law - Genealogy and Biopolitics (Hardcover): Vito  De Lucia The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law - Genealogy and Biopolitics (Hardcover)
Vito De Lucia
R3,042 Discovery Miles 30 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The ecosystem approach, broadly understood as a legal and governance strategy for integrated environmental and biodiversity management, has been adopted within a wide variety of international environmental legal regimes and provides a narrative, a policy approach and in some cases legally binding obligations for States to implement what has been called a 'new paradigm' of environmental management. In this last respect, the ecosystem approach is also often considered to offer an opportunity to move beyond the outdated anthropocentric framework underpinning much of international environmental law, thus helping re-think law in the Anthropocene. Against this background, this book addresses the question of whether the ecosystem approach represents a paradigm shift in international environmental law and governance, or whether it is in conceptual and operative continuity with legal modernity. This central question is explored through a combined genealogical and biopolitical framework, which reveals how the ecosystem approach is the result of multiple contingencies and contestations, and of the interplay of divergent and sometimes irreconcilable ideological projects. The ecosystem approach, this books shows, does not have a univocal identity, and must be understood as both signalling the potential for a decisive shift in the philosophical orientation of law and the operationalisation of a biopolitical framework of control that is in continuity with, and even intensifies, the eco-destructive tendencies of legal modernity. It is, however, in revealing this disjunction that the book opens up the possibility of moving beyond the already tired assessment of environmental law through the binary of anthropocentrism and ecocentrism.

International Trade and the Montreal Protocol (Paperback): Duncan Brack International Trade and the Montreal Protocol (Paperback)
Duncan Brack
R745 Discovery Miles 7 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Originally published in 1996. The Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer is one of the most effective multilateral environmental agreements currently in existence. Established to control the production and consumption of CFCs and other ozone-depleting chemicals, the Protocol is an important example of an agreement which places restrictions on international trade in the interests of the global environmental - a feature which may become common in future treaties. This report examines the development, effectiveness and future of the trade provisions of the ozone regime, concluding that they have contributed significantly to its success in attracting signatories and in limiting ozone depletion. Issues considered include the compatibility of the trade provisions and the GATT, trade restrictions and developing countries, and the new problems of non-compliance and illegal trade in CFCs.

Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Aykut I. Oelcer, Momoko Kitada, Dimitrios... Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Aykut I. Oelcer, Momoko Kitada, Dimitrios Dalaklis, Fabio Ballini
R5,011 R4,581 Discovery Miles 45 810 Save R430 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book provides an overview of contemporary trends and challenges in maritime energy management (MEM). Coordinated action is necessary to achieve a low carbon and energy-efficient maritime future, and MEM is the prevailing framework aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions resulting from maritime industry activities. The book familiarizes readers with the status quo in the field, and paves the way for finding solutions to perceived challenges. The 34 contributions cover six important aspects: regulatory framework; energy-efficient ship design; energy efficient ship and port operation; economic and social dimensions; alternative fuels and wind-assisted ship propulsion; and marine renewable energy. This pioneering work is intended for researchers and academics as well as practitioners and policymakers involved in this important field.

International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Harald Ginzky, Elizabeth Dooley, Irene L. Heuser,... International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2018 (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Harald Ginzky, Elizabeth Dooley, Irene L. Heuser, Emmanuel Kasimbazi, Till Markus, …
R3,266 R2,756 Discovery Miles 27 560 Save R510 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents an important discussion on urbanization and sustainable soil management from a range of perspectives, addressing key topics such as sustainable cities, soil sealing, rehabilitation of contaminated soils, property rights and liability issues, as well as trading systems with regard to land take. This third volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is divided into four parts, the first of which explores several aspects of the topic "urbanization and sustainable management of soils." The second part then covers recent international developments, while the third part presents regional and national reports, and the fourth discusses cross-cutting issues. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensible tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field. The "International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy" series discusses central questions in law and politics with regard to the protection and sustainable management of soil and land - at the international, national and regional level.

Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory - Legal Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed.... Fifty Years of the British Indian Ocean Territory - Legal Perspectives (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Stephen Allen, Chris Monaghan
R2,300 Discovery Miles 23 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a detailed account of the legal issues concerning the British Indian Ocean Territory (Chagos Islands) by leading experts in the field. It examines the broader significance of the ongoing Bancoult litigation in the UK Courts, the Chagos Islanders' petition to the European Court of Human Rights and Mauritius' successful challenge, under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea, to the UK government's creation of a Marine Protected Area around the Chagos Archipelago. This book, produced in response to the 50th anniversary of the BIOT's founding, also assesses the impact of the decisions taken in respect of the Territory against a wider background of decolonization while addressing important questions about the lawfulness of maintaining Overseas Territories in the post-colonial era.The chapter 'Anachronistic As Colonial Remnants May Be...' - Locating the Rights of the Chagos Islanders As A Case Study of the Operation of Human Rights Law in Colonial Territories is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

Contemporary Issues in International Law - Environment, International Trade, Information Technology and Legal Education... Contemporary Issues in International Law - Environment, International Trade, Information Technology and Legal Education (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
B.C. Nirmal, Rajnish Kumar Singh
R3,527 R3,345 Discovery Miles 33 450 Save R182 (5%) Out of stock

This book explores the changing nature of international law and its ability to respond to the contemporary issues related to international environment, trade and information technology. The evolution of international law has reached a stage where we are witnessing diminishing power of the state and its capacity to deal with the economic matters challenging the existing notions of territory and sovereignty. Recent trends in international law and international relations show that states no longer have exclusive control over the decision-making process at the global level. Keeping this in mind, the book brings together the perspectives of various international and national scholars. The book considers diverse issues such as, sustainable development, climate change, global warming, Rio+20, technology transfer, agro-biodiversity and genetic resource, authority for protection of environment, human right to water, globalization, human rights, sui generis options in IP laws, impact of liberalization on higher education, regulation of international trade, intellectual property rights, collective administration of copyright, broadcast reproduction rights, implementation of copyright law, communication rights under copyright law, arbitration for IP disputes, doctrine of exhaustion of rights, trans-border reputation of trademark, information as an asset, cyber obscenity and pornography, e-governance, taxation of e-commerce, computer crime, information technology, domain names, research excellence in legal education, ideological perspective on legal education, challenges for law teachers, and clinical legal education. The topics, though diverse, are closely interrelated, with the common concern throughout being that the global environment, international trade, information technology and legal education need appropriate national normative and institutional responses as well as the global cooperation of members of the international community. Presenting reflections of a number of Asian, African and European scholars on these varied facets, the book is of great value to scholars, practitioners, teachers and students associated with contemporary international law.

Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change - Current Status and Future Prospects (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the... Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change - Current Status and Future Prospects (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Bridget Lewis
R2,322 Discovery Miles 23 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment. The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally. The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.

21st Century Maritime Silk Road: A Peaceful Way Forward (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018): Chongwei... 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: A Peaceful Way Forward (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Chongwei Zheng, Ziniu Xiao, Wen Zhou, Xiaobin Chen, Xuan Chen
R2,314 Discovery Miles 23 140 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book focuses on understanding the characteristics of the marine environment; overall characteristic of the marine resources (especially the marine new energy) and their current utilization; important routes, channels, and ports; and the Maritime Silk Road from the perspective of international law. It also discusses the significance and opportunities of the Maritime Silk Road initiative, analyzes the challenges involved in the construction of the Maritime Silk Road and provides corresponding countermeasures. Based on the above research, this book also proposes to construct a comprehensive application platform for the Maritime Silk Road that will be a practical tool for decision-making. This book is one of the series publications on the 21st century Maritime Silk Road (shortened as "Maritime Silk Road"). This series publications cover the characteristics of the marine environment and marine new energy, remote islands and reefs construction, climate change, early warning of wave disasters, legal escort, marine environment and energy big data construction, etc. contributing to the safe and efficient construction of the Maritime Silk Road. It aims to improve our knowledge of the ocean, thus to improve the capacity for marine construction, enhance the viability of remote islands and reefs, ease the energy crisis and protect the ecological environment, improve the quality of life of residents along the Maritime Silk Road, and protect the rights, interests of the countries and regions participating in the construction of the Maritime Silk Road. It will be a valuable reference for decision-makers, researchers, and marine engineers working in the related fields.

Water on Tap - Rights and Regulation in the Transnational Governance of Urban Water Services (Hardcover): Bronwen Morgan Water on Tap - Rights and Regulation in the Transnational Governance of Urban Water Services (Hardcover)
Bronwen Morgan
R1,766 R1,668 Discovery Miles 16 680 Save R98 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the 1990s and mid 2000s, turbulent political and social protests surrounded the issue of private sector involvement in providing urban water services in both the developed and developing world. Water on Tap explores examples of such conflicts in six national settings (France, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, South Africa and New Zealand), focusing on a central question: how were rights and regulation mobilised to address the demands of redistribution and recognition? Two modes of governance emerged: managed liberalisation and participatory democracy, often in hybrid forms that complicated simple oppositions between public and private, commodity and human right. The case studies examine the effects of transnational and domestic regulatory frameworks shaping the provision of urban water services, bilateral investment treaties and the contributions of non-state actors such as transnational corporations, civil society organisations and social movement activists. The conceptual framework developed can be applied to a wide range of transnational governance contexts.

Intellectual Property and Clean Energy - The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original... Intellectual Property and Clean Energy - The Paris Agreement and Climate Justice (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2018)
Matthew Rimmer
R4,218 Discovery Miles 42 180 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This collection considers the future of climate innovation after the Paris Agreement. It analyses the debate over intellectual property and climate change in a range of forums - including the climate talks, the World Trade Organization, and the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as multilateral institutions dealing with food, health, and biodiversity. The book investigates the critical role patent law plays in providing incentives for renewable energy and access to critical inventions for the greater public good, as well as plant breeders' rights and their impact upon food security and climate change. Also considered is how access to genetic resources raises questions about biodiversity and climate change. This collection also explores the significant impact of trademark law in terms of green trademarks, eco labels, and greenwashing. The key role played by copyright law in respect of access to environmental information is also considered. The book also looks at deadlocks in the debate over intellectual property and climate change, and provides theoretical, policy, and practical solutions to overcome such impasses.

Who Rules the Earth? - How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives (Paperback): Paul F Steinberg Who Rules the Earth? - How Social Rules Shape Our Planet and Our Lives (Paperback)
Paul F Steinberg
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Worldwide, half a million people die from air pollution each year-more than perish in all wars combined. One in every five mammal species on the planet is threatened with extinction. Our climate is warming, our forests are in decline, and every day we hear news of the latest ecological crisis. What will it really take to move society onto a more sustainable path? Many of us are already doing the "little things" to help the earth, like recycling or buying organic produce. These are important steps-but they're not enough. In Who Rules the Earth?, Paul Steinberg, a leading scholar of environmental politics, shows that the shift toward a sustainable world requires modifying the very rules that guide human behavior and shape the ways we interact with the earth. We know these rules by familiar names like city codes, product design standards, business contracts, public policies, cultural norms, and national constitutions. Though these rules are largely invisible, their impact across the planet has been dramatic. By changing the rules, Ontario, Canada has cut the levels of pesticides in its waterways in half. The city of Copenhagen has adopted new planning codes that will reduce its carbon footprint to zero by 2025. In the United States, a handful of industry mavericks designed new rules to promote greener buildings, and transformed the world's largest industry into a more sustainable enterprise. Steinberg takes the reader on a series of journeys, from a familiar walk on the beach to a remote village deep in the jungles of Peru, helping the reader to "see" the social rules that pattern our physical reality and showing why these are the big levers that will ultimately determine the health of our planet. By unveiling the influence of social rules at all levels of society-from private property to government policy, and from the rules governing our oceans to the dynamics of innovation and change within corporations and communities-Who Rules the Earth? is essential reading for anyone who understands that sustainability is not just a personal choice, but a political struggle.

Wilderness Protection in Europe - The Role of International, European and National Law (Paperback): Kees Bastmeijer Wilderness Protection in Europe - The Role of International, European and National Law (Paperback)
Kees Bastmeijer
R914 Discovery Miles 9 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Europe still retains large areas which play host to numerous native and free-functioning ecosystems and lack roads, buildings, bridges, cables and other permanent manifestations of modern society. In the past such areas were considered wastelands, whose value lay only in their potential for cultivation and economic exploitation. Today, these wilderness areas are increasingly cherished as places for rest and recreation, and as important areas for scientific research, biodiversity conservation and the mitigation of and adaptation to certain climate change effects. This book provides the first major appraisal of the role of international, European and domestic law in protecting the remaining wilderness areas and their distinguishing qualities in Europe. It also highlights the lessons that can be learned from the various international, regional and national approaches, identifies obstacles to wilderness protection in Europe and considers whether and how the legal protection of wilderness can be further advanced.

Nicaragua Before the International Court of Justice - Impacts on International Law (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Edgardo Sobenes... Nicaragua Before the International Court of Justice - Impacts on International Law (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Edgardo Sobenes Obregon, Benjamin Samson
R3,779 R3,378 Discovery Miles 33 780 Save R401 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book analyses Nicaragua's role in the development of international law, through its participation in cases that have come before the International Court of Justice. Nicaragua has appeared before the ICJ in fourteen cases, either as an applicant, respondent or intervening State, thus setting an important example of committment to the peaceful judicial settlement of disputes. The "Nicaraguan" cases have enabled the ICJ to take positions on and clarify a whole range of important procedural, jurisdictional and substantive legal issues, which have inspired the jurisprudence of international and regional courts and tribunals and influenced the development of international law. The book focuses on reviewing Nicaragua's cases before the ICJ, using a thematic approach to identify their impact on international law. Each chapter includes a discussion of the relevant cases on a particular theme and their impact over time on general as well as specific branches of international law, notably through their use as precedent by other international and regional courts and tribunals.

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