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Confronting ecological and economic collapse : ecological integrity for law, policy and human rights / edited by Laura Westra, Prue Taylor and Agnes Michelot.

Publication:
Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2013.
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1 online resource (670 p.)
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Subjects:
Environmental law, International.
Ecological integrity.
Climatic changes.
Financial crises.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
From the first appearance of the term in law in the Clean Water Act of 1972 (US), ecological integrity has been debated by a wide range of researchers, including biologists, ecologists, philosophers, legal scholars, doctors and epidemiologists, whose joint interest was the study and understanding of ecological/biological integrity from various standpoints and disciplines. This volume discusses the need for ecological integrity as a major guiding principle in a variety of policy areas, to counter the present ecological and economic crises with their multiple effects on human rights.
Contents:
Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of contributors; Foreword; The gathering storm; Introduction; References; Part I: The role and history of integrity (from grave problems to possible reversals); Introduction; 1. Why the Global Ecological Integrity Group? The rise, decline and rediscovery of a radical concept; References; 2. Environmental norms in the courtroom: The case of ecological integrity in Canada's national parks; Introduction; Ecological integrity as a priority in legislation and policy; Ecological integrity in Wood Buffalo National Park
ConclusionNotes; References; 3. The future of the common heritage of mankind: Intersections with the public trust doctrine; Introduction; Public trust doctrine - renewed or reinvigorated; Public trust doctrine Rio + 20 Proposal; International environmental trusteeship - beyond metaphor; Public trust doctrine and the future of the common heritage of mankind; Philosophical foundations; Property concepts?; Public governance of public goods or commons management?; Conclusion; Notes; References; 4. The exploitation of genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction; Introduction
The relevant aspects of the present UNCLOS regimeThe question of genetic resources; Possible future developments; Notes; 5. Ecological integrity in European law?; From the right to destroy to respect for nature: the (difficult) reintegration of man into nature; The multiplicity of organizations, the lack of reference to ecological integrity; The right to nature: far from the concept of human ecological rights?; Towards nature and culture: experiencing ecological integrity in Europe?; From ecological networks to ecosystem approach: a way to ecological integrity?
Fighting disintegrity: is there a European approach of ecological integrity?Conclusion; Notes; References; Part II: Ecological integrity and basic rights: The interface; Introduction; 6. Lessons learned from the climate change disinformation campaign about responsible scientific skepticism; Introduction; The climate change disinformation campaign; Norms to guide responsible climate skepticism; Conclusion; References; 7. Granting development consent by specific legislative act: Choice to circumvent public participation and judicial control? The European perspective; Introduction
EIA as an important instrument of European environmental lawThe exception from the ordinary EIA procedure; Leeway for the systematic misuse of the exception: the case of Greece; Concluding remarks; Notes; References; 8. The principle of "integration" in international law relating to sustainable development: sobering lessons for European Union law; Introduction; Origins of the principle of environmental integration in EU law; Legal nature and implications of the principle of environmental integration; The principle of environmental integration post-Lisbon
Normative content of the integration obligation
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and index.
Description based on online resource; title from title page (ebrary, viewed July 1, 2013).
Contributor:
Michelot, Agnes.
Taylor, Prue, 1961-
Westra, Laura.
ISBN:
1-135-95730-4
0-203-38402-4
OCLC:
847948855
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203384022 doi