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Trusted by generations of students and academics alike, the ninth edition of this leading text continues to provide far-reaching coverage of the essential topics taught on most environmental law courses. The authors consider the areas thematically, tackling the key debates and explaining the subject in its social and political context.
The clear and accessible writing style ensures that readers are informed yet not overwhelmed. Known for its clear structure and systematic approach, readers new to the subject are provided with a logical introduction while those with more experience can explore the intricacies of the content. The text is supported by a number of learning features designed to help students engage with the material, develop critical thinking skills, and to guide further research. Environmental Law is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring additional chapters, expanded further reading suggestions for each chapter, annotated web links and legal updates.
Part 1 Introductory Themes
1: What is environmental law? A brief introduction
2: History and challenges
3: Environmental values, principles, and rights
4: The form, function and administration of environmental law
Part 2 Integrated Themes
5: International law and environmental protection
6: The European Union and the environment
7: The regulation of environmental protection
8: Environmental crime and enforcement
9: Public participation
10: Access to environmental justice and the role of the courts
11: Private law and environmental protection
Part 3 Sectoral Coverage
12: Town and country planning
13: Environmental assessment
14: Environmental permitting and integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC)
15: Climate change, ozone depletion, and air quality
16: Contaminated land
17: Water pollution and water quality
18: Waste management
19: The conservation of nature
20: New technologies
Available on the Online Resource Centre
21: Landscape management
22: Local controls and remedies
23: Disposal of waste to sewers
Professor Stuart Bell is Professor of Law and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of York Professor. Donald McGillivray is Professor of Environmental Law, University of Sussex. Dr Ole Pedersen is Reader in Law at Newcastle University. Dr Emma Lees is University Lecturer in Environmental and Property Law at Cambridge University. Professor Elen Stokes is Professorial Research Fellow in Law at the University of Birmingham
"It is an excellent text which combines together all of the principal aspects of environmental law."
– Dr Haydn Davies, Associate Professor and Director of Research, Birmingham City University
Reviews from previous editions:
"Environmental Law is an essential resource for me and my students. It can be relied upon to provide clear, concise and relevant detail in sufficient depth. It's not too simple or too complicated."
– Nigel Toft, Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University
"Clearly explains the issues relating to different topics and the reasons behind the law in a way that both law and non-law students are able to comprehend."
– Tilak Ginige, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, Bournemouth University
"An extremely comprehensive introduction to environmental policy including the EU framework directives. It is clearly written from a legal perspective but easily accessible to non-lawyers."
– George Hutchinson, Professor of Environmental Economics, Queen's University Belfast
"Bell & McGillivray deliver unfailingly a reliable, detailed but easy to understand text covering environmental law. It is the first point of call for academics and students alike."
– Hazel Nash, Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex