Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law

Available as 12 printed volumes or on Elgaronline as an integrated online resource. The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field.

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'No research effort of this scope and ambition has ever been undertaken in the field of environmental law. Boasting an international ‘who’s who’ of contributing authors and editors, the Encyclopedia offers the most comprehensive and authoritative scholarly assessment of the field available.’

– Doug Kysar, Yale Law School, US

General Editor: Michael Faure

Climate Change Law
Editors: Daniel A. Farber, Marjan Peeters

Decision Making in Environmental Law
Editors: Lee Paddock, Robert L. Glicksman, Nicholas S. Bryner

Compliance and Enforcement of Environmental Law
Editors: Lee Paddock, David L. Markell, Nicholas Bryner

Multilateral Environmental Treaties
Editors: Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Attila Tanzi, Angeliki Papantoniou  

Water Law
Editor: Joseph W. Dellapenna

Trade and Environmental Law
Editors: Panagiotis Delimatsis, Emily Reid

Chemicals and the Law
Editors: Lucas Bergkamp, Adam Abelkop

Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law
Editors: Jona Razzaque, Elisa Morgera

Principles of Environmental Law
Editors: Ludwig Krämer, Emanuela Orlando

Policy Instruments in Environmental Law
Editors: Kenneth R. Richards, Josephine Van Zeben

Human Rights and Environmental Law

Energy Law


State-of-the-art online resource

The Encyclopedia is available as a state-of-the-art online resource on our digital platform, Elgaronline. The electronic edition features a specially-designed interface, powerful search, and direct linking to references.


•    Sophisticated search and cross-linking
•    Navigation tools to aid use as an integrated resource
•    Direct linking to external references
•    Free-flowing XML text optimised for on-screen use
•    Hosted on our award-winning platform, Elgaronline
•    Technology designed to aid library integration


Also available as traditional print volumes

The Encyclopedia is organised into 12 volumes around top-level subjects – such as water, energy and climate change – that reflect some of the most pressing issues facing us today. 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.

•    Ideal entry point for research into a particular topic
•    Valuable reference tool for students
•    Organised into 12 volumes on major themes
•    Consists of concise, well-structured entries
•    Builds in international perspectives and cross-disciplinary insights