Energy Law and Sustainable Development

Author: Adrian J. Bradbrook
Publisher: IUCN
ISBN: 2831707269
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Energy has recently emerged at the forefront of sustainable development. The United Nations Development Programmefs World Energy Assessment (2000) linked energy and most of the ills of modern society in both developed and developing countries. The World Summit on Sustainable Development selected energy as one of its five major agenda issues, devising a Plan of Implementation emphasising the role of energy in eradicating poverty. That same plan calls for the establishment of policy and regulatory frameworks to promote the development and dissemination of alternative energy technologies. This ground-breaking publication should serve as an invaluable tool to facilitate the understanding of the relationship between energy law and sustainable development.

Energy Law and the Environment

Author: Rosemary Lyster
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139454872
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Unsustainable practices worldwide in energy production and consumption have led to a plethora of environmental problems. Until recently environmental law largely overlooked the relevance of energy production and consumption; energy was seen to be of little significance to the advancement of sustainable development. This has changed since 2000 with the global concern attached to climate change, the publication by the United Nations of the World Energy Assessment and the detailed consideration given to this issue at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002. Australia has been seen to be lagging behind the other major industrialised nations of the world in addressing sustainable energy issues. This book was first published in 2006.

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development

Author: Donat-Peter Häder
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521845250
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The research focus for the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in 2003 was a timely and challenging one, entitled 'The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development'. As contemporary world politics demonstrates, energy resources and generation are crucial issues facing the international community. As research on energy law, at the international, regional, and national level is in its infancy, the insights provided by the contributors to this 2005 volume are a significant addition to the field.

Compendium of Sustainable Energy Laws

Author: Richard L. Ottinger
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521845267
Format: PDF
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As part of the mandate of the Academy, a significant topic of interregional research will be identified each year and the results presented at an annual meeting and published for wide dissemination. The research focus for 2003 is "The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development". As part of this effort, the Academy has assembled for the first time a volume of legal instruments which can be recognized as constituting the core of the law of energy for sustainable development. This volume will be an essential reference for all involved in environmental and energy research.

Energy Law and the Environment

Author: Patricia Park
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780415271882
Format: PDF, Docs
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The area of law concerning energy and the environment is a dynamic one. Decisions are constantly being made at all levels, from international summits to local courts of law, which then filter down and affect law-makers, law students and ultimately members of the public. Energy Law and the Environment is the first book to consider the interrelationship between energy law and the legal environmental imperatives for the industrial sector including current issues and future developments. This is not a book solely for academics - it has been written to be accessible to both lawyers and non-lawyers alike. The importance of the subject matter and its place in the context of the sustainable development of the energy sector, which underpins all economic development, should make it essential reading for both those working in the energy sectors and those concerned with the effects that the sector has on the global environment. It can also be used as a text for courses at undergraduate and graduate level on both energy law and environmental law.

Energy Law and the Sustainable Company

Author: Patricia Park
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317658485
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What kind of decision-making should multinationals engage in to create a sustainable company? There is substantial debate over why CEOs, senior management and Boards of Directors make the wrong decisions by not asking the right questions, with the result that not only is the company itself damaged, but all of the stakeholders find themselves at a detriment. Focusing on innovation, technology transfer and the use of intangible assets, Energy Law and the Sustainable Company features case studies from the oil and gas sector, to illustrate how to develop a sustainable business. Considering corporate social responsibility from the perspective of international and national law, the book demonstrates how companies can be both profitable and ethical using the influences of psychology to encourage senior decision makers to make the right decisions. It was revealed that reputation was the main principle influencing decision-making. The book also discusses how companies have reported on their sustainability strategy and considers how technology transfer and intangible assets may play a part in addressing global sustainability. This book should be invaluable reading to students and scholars of Sustainable Business, Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Energy Law as well as Environmental and Energy Management.

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Ecological Development

Author: Jiaxing Zhang
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315731576
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This volume contains the papers presented at the 2014 International Conference on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Ecological Development (EPSED2014). The contributions cover the latest research results and explore new areas of research and development, like Earth Science, Resource Management, Environmental Protection, and Sustainable Ecological Development issues, and will be invaluable to academics and professionals interested or involved in these fields.

Shale Gas and the Future of Energy

Author: John C. Dernbach and James R. May
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178347615X
Format: PDF
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The rapid growth of shale gas development has led to an intense and polarizing debate about its merit. This book asks and suggests answers to the question that has not yet been systematically analysed: what laws and policies are needed to ensure that shale gas development helps to accelerate the transition to sustainability? In this groundbreaking book, more than a dozen experts in policy and academia assess the role that sustainability plays in decisions concerning shale gas development in the US and elsewhere, offering legal and policy recommendations for developing shale gas in a manner that accelerates the transition to sustainability. Contributors assess good practices from Pennsylvania to around the planet, discussing how these lessons translate to other jurisdictions. Ultimately, the book concludes that major changes in law and policy are needed to develop shale gas sustainably. Policymakers and educators alike will find this book to be a valuable resource, as it tackles the technical, social, economic and legal aspects associated with this sustainability issue. Other strengths are its clear language and middle-ground policy perspective that will make Shale Gas and the Future of Energy accessible to both students and the general public.

Emerging Issues in Sustainable Development

Author: Mitsuo Matsushita
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 4431564268
Format: PDF
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This book seeks to answer the questions: how do the rules of international treaties on trade and investment apply to the new laws and policies relating to energy-related trade, and do the rules of the multilateral system contribute to or detract from sustainable development? An emerging set of new problems in the law of international trade is how to reconcile the rules of the multilateral trading system with shortages of certain natural resources and the necessity to develop renewable energy resources. The chapters in this book provide a comprehensive analysis of the international trade issues presented by national trade laws and policies with regard to natural resources and energy. This book is about the extent to which we are interpreting existing rules to cover emerging problems and how the rules of the multilateral trading system can be adapted to achieve sustainable development in natural resources and energy. The book begins with a survey of selected national laws relating to recent restrictions on the export of natural resources, both resources used to produce energy as well as natural resources essential for industrial production. After examining the range of such laws in selected important countries, we turn to the application of the rules of the multilateral trading system to such export restrictions. We discuss the major rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as the natural resources rules in selected regional preferential free trade agreements. While there is not a comprehensive global legal regime on competition law, we believe it is also important to examine how selected national competition laws impact export restrictions on natural resources. This book will be a major contribution to the international dialogue on international economic law issues with respect to trade in natural resources and energy.

Ending Africa s Energy Deficit and the Law

Author: Yinka Omorogbe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198819838
Format: PDF
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The need for energy might be universal, but access to it is not. Omorogbe and Ordor bring together experts in their field to ask how corruption and limited regulation have stalled progress in Africa, examining the impact on disabled people, women, and children, and its relation to environmental and humanitarian concerns.