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Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law

By: Elisa Morgera(Editor), Jona Razzaque(Editor), Michael Faure(Foreword By), Jamie Benidickson(Foreword By), Yves Le Bouthillier(Foreword By)
544 pages
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law
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The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. Each volume probes the key elements of law, the essential concepts, and the latest research through concise, structured entries written by international experts. Each entry includes an extensive bibliography as a starting point for further reading. The mix of authoritative commentary and insightful discussion will make this an essential tool for research and teaching, as well as a valuable resource for professionals and policymakers.

The unprecedented degradation of the planet's vital ecosystems and species, and the consequent damage to the variability of life on Earth, are one of the most pressing issues confronting the international community. The purpose of this volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is to provide a critical assessment of international biodiversity law in the face of the failed attempts to reduce the global trend in irreversible biodiversity loss and the need to increase efforts, including through indirect drivers of change such as institutions, governance and legal frameworks.

Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law assesses comprehensively how and to what extent international law has addressed the key concerns presently facing biodiversity conservation, made recourse to conventional and market-based approaches to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, tackled cross-cutting issues, and considered direct as well as indirect changes in socio-economic conditions. In doing so, the volume examines the historical development, principles, themes and cross cutting issues of international biodiversity law. Each article, written by an invited expert in that field, contains an overview of the topic, provides a concise review of current knowledge, identifies new directions for cutting-edge research and offers an extensive bibliography.

This major research-focused resource and its in-depth exploration of the field of biodiversity law is an essential reference for university students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers.


Foreword to the Encyclopedia, Jamie Benidickson and Yves Le Bouthillier
Foreword to Volume, Michael Faure

Introduction: The research challenge of international biodiversity law
      Elisa Morgera

Part I Historical and Conceptual Background
1. Historical perspectives on the challenge of biodiversity conservation
      Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias and Kathryn Garforth
2. Sovereignty, conservation and sustainable use
      Christin Willmore
3. The Historical Roots of the North-South Dynamic in Biodiversity Conservation and its Imprint on the Convention on Biological Diversity
      Andreas Kostakis

Part II Principles and Approaches
4. Sustainable development and equity in biodiversity conservation
      Virginie Barral
5. The ecosystem approach and the precautionary principle
      Elisa Morgera
6. Nature capital: valuation and payments for ecosystem services
      Alexandra Langlais

Part III Key Themes
7. Species-based conservation
      Erika J. Techera
8. Terrestrial Areas Protection
      An Cliquet and Hendrik Schoukens
9. Marine Biodiversity: Unraveling the Intricacies of the Global Frameworks and Applicable Concepts
      Daniela Diz
10. Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs): Evolution in International Biodiversity Law
      Holly C. Jonas
11. Mountain biodiversity
      Alessandro Fodella
12. Island biodiversity
      Richard A. Barnes
13. Inland Water Biodiversity: International Law on Protection of Transboundary Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity
      Ruby Moynihan
14. Forest biodiversity
      Annalisa Savaresi
15. Dryland biodiversity: ecosystems, people and the law
      Elsa Tsioumani
16. Biosafety Law
      Frederic Perron-Welch
17. Access to Genetic Resources and and Benefit Sharing
      Riccardo Pavoni and Dario Piselli
18. Agriculture and biodiversity conservation
      Claudio Chiarolla
19. Traditional knowledge
      Nicole Schabus

Part IV Cross-cutting Issues
20. Invasive Alien Species
      Stanley W. Burgiel
21. Biodiversity and Climate Change
      Sandrine Maljean-Dubois and Matthieu Wemaëre
22. REDD+ and Biodiversity
      Harro Van Asselt
23. Trade, Investment and Biodiversity Conservation
      Shawkat Alam
24. Gender and the Convention on Biological Diversity
      Victoria Jenkins
25. Biofuels
      Seita Romppanen
26. Technology Transfer
      Mara Ntona
27. Ecotourism
      Nelissa Peralta

Part V Actors
28. Non-state actors
      Natasha Affolder
29. International Financial Institutions and Biodiversity Conservation
      Priscilla Schwartz
30. European Union
      Nicolas de Sadeleer

Part VI Implementation, Enforcement and Compliance
31. Biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment
      Neil Craik
32. Liability, Redress and Cartagena Protocol
      Aarti Gupta and Amandine Orsini
33. Monitoring and compliance mechanisms
      Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann
34. Public participation in biodiversity conservation
      Lalanath de Silva
35. The International Finance for Biodiversity and the Global Environment Facility
      Soledad Aguilar
36. Concluding Remarks
      Jona Razzaque


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Edited by Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law, Law School, University of Strathclyde and Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and Jona Razzaque, Professor of Environmental Law, Department of Law, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

By: Elisa Morgera(Editor), Jona Razzaque(Editor), Michael Faure(Foreword By), Jamie Benidickson(Foreword By), Yves Le Bouthillier(Foreword By)
544 pages
Publisher: Edward Elgar
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