Environmental Law and Sustainability after Rio

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law series

Edited by Jamie Benidickson, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, Ben Boer, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia, Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice, High Court of Brazil (STJ) and Professor, Catholic University of Brasilia and Karen Morrow, School of Law, University of Swansea, Wales, UK

This book examines the development of environmental law in the period since the ground-breaking 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development or ‘Earth Summit’ in Rio de Janeiro.

‘This volume is a timely addition which provides a review of the shortcomings of some crucial aspects of environmental law and policy, from which there are lessons to be learned. Environmental law specialists from universities around the world have contributed to this exceptional book. It offers valuable and wide-ranging insights and is highly recommended reading.’
– Nikita Lopoukhine, Chair, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas

‘The Rio Conference on Environment and Development in 1992 was a watershed in environmental law and sustainable development. It unleashed hopes and expectations particularly for the developing countries and the poor and disadvantaged in the global community. The editors have admirably, through a galaxy of leading and eminent intellectuals from the North and the South, analysed the promise of Rio and its impact in the last two decades. It is a remarkable balance sheet of success and failure, of achievements and disappointments. The narrative is compelling and gripping. A must-read for courses in environmental law and policy.’
– Parvez Hassan, Former Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, 1990–1996, President, Pakistan Environment Law Association

2013 432 pp Paperback 978 0 85793 666 0 £39.20 £49.00 $61.60 $77.00
2011 432 pp Hardback 978 0 85793 224 2 £157.50 £121.00 $157.50 $175.00

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