Environmental Law and Management - Volume 31 - Issue 3
Legal and political conceptions of governance within the Environment Bill controversies
Cardiff Law School
This article examines criticism of the governance arrangements under the Environment Bill, by which the Government hopes to position the United Kingdom as the ‘world leader on the environment’, setting a ‘gold standard’. The following analysis broadly supports the Government’s approach, and considers the distinction between legal and political conceptions of environmental governance on the basis of traditional environmental governance in the UK, whilst acknowledging the political complexities of environmental protection policy.
Dissecting the post-humanist ethical framework in environmental resource management, bioprospecting and the related legislation
OSCAR AGBOR AMBANG
Rhodes University, South Africa
University of Pretoria, South Africa
Technical University of Liberec,
The aim of this study is to analyse and establish how academic institutions and commercial interest groups such as ‘big pharma’ to ethically gain access to and potentially exploit biological/genetic resources which are under curatorship or are sourced from indigenous communities/traditional knowledge holders. Utilizing the formula(e) for ethical knowledge development and generation the authors examine how practices can be used under the post-humanist philosophical banner to address several of the malpractices committed by the scientific paradigm under the humanist philosophical system, linking this to the respective legal framework.
British land use planning disasters
Following on from his last article ‘Land use planning in Britain: a problem of law and economics’, the author considers the historical background to cost-benefit analysis in relation to historical and modern-day national project planning, including the ongoing HS2 railway project and the expansion of Heathrow Airport.
COP25 negotiations fail: can climate change litigation, adjudication and/or arbitration compel states to act faster to implement climate obligations?
Keough School of Global Affairs,
University of Notre Dame
Marine licensing in marine conservation zones
School of Law,
Criminology and Government,
University of Plymouth
EU Commission to adopt a regulation on batteries, energy storage and electric vehicle batteries
PAUL A DAVIES, FEDERICA RIZZO
Latham & Watkins LLP
Irresolute Clay: Shaping the Foundations of Modern Environmental Law