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Biodiversity and Nature Protection Law

Edited by Elisa Morgera, Professor of Global Environmental Law, Law School, University of Strathclyde and Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance and Jona Razzaque, Professor of Environmental Law, Department of Law, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
The unprecedented degradation of the planet’s vital ecosystems and species, and the consequent damage to the variability of life on Earth, are one of the most pressing issues confronting the international community. The purpose of this volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is to provide a critical assessment of international biodiversity law in the face of the failed attempts to reduce the global trend in irreversible biodiversity loss and the need to increase efforts, including through indirect drivers of change such as institutions, governance and legal frameworks.
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Publication Date: 2017
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The Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a landmark reference work, providing definitive and comprehensive coverage of this dynamic field. 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.

The unprecedented degradation of the planet’s vital ecosystems and species, and the consequent damage to the variability of life on Earth, are one of the most pressing issues confronting the international community. The purpose of this volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is to provide a critical assessment of international biodiversity law in the face of the failed attempts to reduce the global trend in irreversible biodiversity loss and the need to increase efforts, including through indirect drivers of change such as institutions, governance and legal frameworks.

The volume assesses comprehensively how and to what extent international law has addressed the key concerns presently facing biodiversity conservation, made recourse to conventional and market-based approaches to biodiversity conservation and sustainable use, tackled cross-cutting issues, and considered direct as well as indirect changes in socio-economic conditions. In doing so, the volume examines the historical development, principles, themes and cross cutting issues of international biodiversity law. Each article, written by an invited expert in that field, contains an overview of the topic, provides a concise review of current knowledge, identifies new directions for cutting-edge research and offers an extensive bibliography.

This major research-focused resource and its in-depth exploration of the field of biodiversity law is an essential reference for university students, teachers, researchers, practitioners and policy makers.
Contributors: N. Affolder, S. Aguilar, S. Alam, R.A. Barnes, V. Barral, S.W. Burgiel, A. Cardesa-Salzmann, C. Chiarolla, A. Cliquet, N. Craik, N. de Sadeleer, L. de Silva, D. Diz, B. Ferreira de Souza Dias, A. Fodella, K. Garforth, A. Gupta, V. Jenkins, H.C. Jonas, A. Kotsakis, A. Langlais, S. Maljean-Dubois, E. Morgera, R. Moynihan, M. Ntona, A. Orsini, R. Pavoni, N. Peralta, F. Perron-Welch, D. Piselli, J. Razzaque, S. Romppanen, A. Savaresi, N. Schabus, H. Schoukens, P. Schwartz, E.J. Techera, E. Tsioumani, H. van Asselt, M. Wemaëre, C. Willmore,




Contents:

Foreword to the Encyclopedia, Jamie Benidickson and Yves Le Bouthillier

Foreword to Volume, Michael Faure

Introduction: The research challenge of international biodiversity law
Elisa Morgera

Part I Historical and Conceptual Background
1. Historical perspectives on the challenge of biodiversity conservation
Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias and Kathryn Garforth

2. Sovereignty, conservation and sustainable use
Christin Willmore

3. The Historical Roots of the North-South Dynamic in Biodiversity Conservation and its Imprint on the Convention on Biological Diversity
Andreas Kostakis

Part II Principles and Approaches
4. Sustainable development and equity in biodiversity conservation
Virginie Barral

5. The ecosystem approach and the precautionary principle
Elisa Morgera

6. Nature capital: valuation and payments for ecosystem services
Alexandra Langlais

Part III Key Themes
7. Species-based conservation
Erika J. Techera

8. Terrestrial Areas Protection
An Cliquet and Hendrik Schoukens

9. Marine Biodiversity: Unraveling the Intricacies of the Global Frameworks and Applicable Concepts
Daniela Diz

10. Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs): Evolution in International Biodiversity Law
Holly C. Jonas

11. Mountain biodiversity
Alessandro Fodella

12. Island biodiversity
Richard A. Barnes

13. Inland Water Biodiversity: International Law on Protection of Transboundary Freshwater Ecosystems and Biodiversity
Ruby Moynihan

14. Forest biodiversity
Annalisa Savaresi

15. Dryland biodiversity: ecosystems, people and the law
Elsa Tsioumani

16. Biosafety Law
Frederic Perron-Welch

17. Access to Genetic Resources and and Benefit Sharing
Riccardo Pavoni and Dario Piselli

18. Agriculture and biodiversity conservation
Claudio Chiarolla

19. Traditional knowledge
Nicole Schabus

Part IV Cross-cutting Issues
20. Invasive Alien Species
Stanley W. Burgiel

21. Biodiversity and Climate Change
Sandrine Maljean-Dubois and Matthieu Wemaëre

22. REDD+ and Biodiversity
Harro Van Asselt

23. Trade, Investment and Biodiversity Conservation
Shawkat Alam

24. Gender and the Convention on Biological Diversity
Victoria Jenkins

25. Biofuels
Seita Romppanen

26. Technology Transfer
Mara Ntona

27. Ecotourism
Nelissa Peralta

Part V Actors
28. Non-state actors
Natasha Affolder

29. International Financial Institutions and Biodiversity Conservation
Priscilla Schwartz

30. European Union
Nicolas de Sadeleer

Part VI Implementation, Enforcement and Compliance
31. Biodiversity-inclusive impact assessment
Neil Craik

32. Liability, Redress and Cartagena Protocol
Aarti Gupta and Amandine Orsini

33. Monitoring and compliance mechanisms
Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann

34. Public participation in biodiversity conservation
Lalanath de Silva

35. The International Finance for Biodiversity and the Global Environment Facility
Soledad Aguilar

36. Concluding Remarks
Jona Razzaque

Index