Climate Change Law and Policy

Author: Hari Osofsky
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
ISBN: 1454836024
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Pioneers in an emergent field, the authors of Climate Change Law and Policy have created a modular and accessible text with extensive web resources. Designed for 2- and 3-credit courses, discussion, commentary, and exercises are integrated into every chapter. Tracing key legal developments, the scope of this landmark text spans international, United States, foreign, state and local, and nongovernmental efforts to address climate change. A concise text that takes a global view, Climate Change Law and Policy features: accessible and modular format that can adapt to a variety of teaching objectives timely coverage of key legal developments in climate change control around the world discussion of the role of non-nation-state actors in forming climate change policy, including cities, corporations, NGO's, and individuals draws from commentary of leading experts on each topic exercises in each chapter based on major law and policy issues extensive web resources, including updates and links

International Environmental Law and Policy Treaty Supplement 2016

Author: David Hunter
Publisher: Foundation Press
ISBN: 9781609303976
Format: PDF
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This treaty supplement is meant to complement the Fifth edition of International Environmental Law & Policy. It includes the major hard and soft law instruments that embody the field of international environmental law. It thus includes the major multilateral environmental agreements as well as some excerpts from important related treaties such as trade agreements and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change

Author: Michael Gerrard
Publisher: Amer Bar Assn
ISBN: 9781614386964
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Taking a sweeping look at the current and proposed legal aspects of coping with climate change, this is a comprehensive resource of laws aimed at increasing resilience and reducing vulnerability to climate change. Written by authorities from private practice, government, and academia, this compendium examines the legal aspects of coping with climate change, both in the United States and around the world. Topics include water, energy, building and infrastructure, public lands, coastal issues, species and ecosystem impacts, disaster preparedness, and critical international issues.

Climate Change Law and Policy

Author: Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199553416
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Existing climate change governance regimes in the US and the EU contain complex mixtures of regulatory, market, voluntary, and research-based strategies. The EU has adopted an approach to climate change that is based on mandatory greenhouse gas emission reductions; it is grounded in 'hard' law measures and accompanied by 'soft' law measures at the regional and Member State level. In contrast, until recently, the US federal government has carefully avoided mandatory emission reduction obligations and focused instead on employing a variety of 'soft' measures to encourage - rather than mandate - greenhouse gas emission reductions in an economically sound, market-driven manner. These macro level differences are critical yet they mask equally important transatlantic policy convergences. The US and the EU are pivotal players in the development of the international climate change regime. How these two entities structure climate change laws and policies profoundly influences the shape and success of climate change laws and policies at multiple levels of governance. This book suggests that the overall structures and processes of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU are intricately linked to international policy-making and, thus, the long-term success of global efforts to address climate change. Accordingly, the book analyses the content and process of climate change law and policy-making in the US and the EU to reveal policy convergences and divergences, and to examine how these convergences and divergences impact the ability of the global community to structure a sustainable, effective and equitable long-term climate strategy.

Disaster Law and Policy

Author: Daniel A. Farber
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
ISBN: 9781454869252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Disaster Law and Policy examines the growing field concerned with disaster prevention, emergency response, compensation and& insurance, human rights, and community recovery. The first book on disaster law to appear in the wake of Katrina, this fascinating text provides the key building blocks for a thoughtful analysis of the issues that surround disaster-relief policy and procedure. Exploring the legal issues that surround Katrina and other natural disasters in the U.S. and around the world, Disaster Law and Policy, features: effective tools for legal analysis of issues emerging from disastrous events discussion problems and class exercises an interdisciplinary approach that combines law, public policy, economics, and science broad coverageand—from environmental and land use law to insurance, tort law, and civil rights issues discussion of public expectations of government response in crisis, compared to actual government and private sector preparedness and capabilities examination of post disaster issues such as Medicaid, the role of environmental litigation, communications, law enforcement, evacuation, and the work of the Army Corps of Engineers on the levees in New Orleans Adopting a wider perspective that looks at the legal ramifications of disasters across the United States and around the world, the Second Edition offers: a new chapter on the causes of disasters and their relationship to laws designed to protect health, safety, and the environment a new chapter on risk and uncertainty that examines the latest ideas to come out of economics, complexity theory, and organizational management a new chapter on international disaster law that looks at recent developments in disaster-risk management, the protection of human rights, and the preservation of ecosystem services Coverage includes discussion of the 2005 Asian Tsunami, Chinaand’s Sechuan Earthquake, and Cycloe Nargis in Mynamar/Burma a new chapter on recovery from disaster that features an extended class exercise A unique and timely text in a burgeoning field, Disaster Law and Policy, Second Edition, is ideal for use in a seminar or a course on disaster issuesand—or as a supplement in courses on environmental law or land use.

The Balanced Musician

Author: Lesley Sisterhen McAllister
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810882930
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Alexander Technique Resource Book: A Reference Guide by John B. Harer and Sharon Munden (Scarecrow Press 2009) Paper $45.00 LTD sales: 199 units, $6,615 netThe Biology of Musical Performance and Performance-Related Injury by Alan H. D. Watson (Scarecrow Press 2009) Cloth w/ CD-ROM $90.00; Paper w/ CD-ROM $55.00 Cloth LTD sales: 141, $9,457 net Paper LTD sales: 470, $19,167 net Combined LTD sales: $28,624 netThe Craft of Piano Playing: A New Approach to Piano Technique by Alan Fraser Illustrated by Sonya Ardan (Scarecrow Press 2003) Paper $43.95 LTD sales: 4,001 units, $106,247 net.

Environmental Law and Policy

Author: Zygmunt J. B. Plater
Publisher: Aspen Pub
ISBN: 9780735541436
Format: PDF, ePub
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To give your students a solid foundation in environmental law doctrine as well as experience building their analytical skills, you can depend on this user-friendly casebook, now in its Third Edition. Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society is noted for its comprehensive legal-process approach To The depth and complexity of modern environmental law: Broad topical coverage is augmented by a reference section, including a Statutory Capsule Appendix and an annotated Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations. Extensive author-written explanations are reinforced by a selection of visuals, including charts, graphs, and photographs. The legal-process approach builds on a base of common law and constitutional law, then continues on to statutory and administrative law to show both the structure And The operation of the law. Statutory and regulatory materials show the various ways in which statutes address environmental problems and point out the strengths and weaknesses of each generic statutory type to ensure that student knowledge does not become obsolete as statutes and regulations change. In addition to traditional environmental law staples, The authors address hot topical areas, such as "brownfielding" of contaminated sites, risk assessment, regulation of toxics, hazardous materials, and discussion of the ongoing politics of environmental protection law. The casebook is accompanied by a Teacher's Manual, An annual Professor's Update, and a website with supplementary materials for adopters. Significant changes and improvements For The third edition include: Two completely new chapters: International Law as a Backdrop for Domestic Law and Cost-Benefit Procedures for Standard Setting. Expanded coverage of market-enlisting approaches and government-industry partnerships for achieving environmental quality, The debates over command-and control, And The political history of environmental law. Important new cases, including the Supreme Court's regulatory takings decisions in Palazzolo v. Rhode Island and Tahoe-Sierra Preservation Council, Inc. v. Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, American Trucking, Norfolk & Western Ry., Laidlaw Environmental Services, Solid Waste of Northern Cook County, and Borden Ranch, plus international arbitral decisions under NAFTA, including the first successful citizen-initiated fact finding procedures in the Migratory Bird treaty Act inquiry. From the common law foundation to globalization and convergence, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Third Edition, will keep your course at the forefront of the ever-developing body of environmental law. An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at

Trends in Climate Change Legislation

Author: Alina Averchenkova
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1786435780
Format: PDF, Docs
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A deepening understanding of the importance of climate change has caused a recent and rapid increase in the number of climate change or climate-related laws. Trends in Climate Change Legislation offers an astute analysis of the political, institutional and economic factors that have motivated this surge, placing it into context.

The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law

Author: Kevin R. Gray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019968460X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Climate change presents one of the greatest challenges of our time, and has become one of the defining issues of the twenty-first century. The radical changes which both developed and developing countries will need to make, in economic and in legal terms, to respond to climate change are unprecedented. International law, including treaty regimes, institutions, and customary international law, needs to address the myriad challenges and consequences of climate change, including variations in the weather patterns, sea level rise, and the resulting migration of peoples. The Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law provides an unprecedented and authoritative overview of all aspects of international climate change law as it currently stands, with guidance for how it should develop in the future. Over forty leading scholars and practitioners set out a comprehensive understanding of the legal issues that surround this vitally important but still emerging area of international law. This book addresses the major legal dimensions of the problems caused by climate change: not only in the content and nature of the international legal frameworks, which need implementation at the national level, but also the development of carbon trading systems as a means of reducing the costs of meeting emission reduction targets. After an introduction to the field, the Handbook assesses the relevant institutions, the key applicable principles of international law, the international mitigation regime and its consequences, and climate change litigation, before providing perspectives focused upon specific countries or regions. The Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, students, and practitioners of international climate change law. It provides readers with diverse perspectives, bringing together interpretations from different disciplines, countries, and cultures.