Edward Elgar Publishing Welcomes the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

apjelSince it was established in 1996, the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law has documented developments in international environmental law by publishing cutting-edge scholarship on all aspects of Asia Pacific environmental law. We are delighted that moving forward APJEL will be published by Edward Elgar, joining our growing catalogue of scholarly journals.

For the inaugural Edward Elgar issue we invited contributors to examine the implications of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development from the perspective of Asia Pacific environmental law. The volume features peer reviewed articles from a range of scholars across the region, together with reviews of recently published titles of particular salience for Asian Pacific environmental law and policy.

Topics addressed include China’s management of illegal fishing, climate and other disaster risk reduction in the Asia Pacific, biofuel production and accompanying risks of invasive weeds, the no-harm principle and the climate regime after the Paris Agreement, legal frameworks for biodiversity conservation within ASEAN, and the challenges that India faces in meeting the goals of the 2030 Agenda. Together these contributions provide rich insights into the fast-paced developments in environmental law in this dynamic and diverse region.

Ed Couzens and Tim Stephens, Editors

Volume 19, Issue 1


FREE ARTICLE: Editorial: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Tim Stephens and Ed Couzens


Enhancing Chinese law and practice to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and trade, Juan He

The role of public and private insurance in reducing losses from extreme weather events and disasters, Howard Kunreuther and Rosemary Lyster

Exploring new research directions for achieving a sustainable future: what can be learned from the biofuel weed risk case study?, Elodie Le Gal

FREE ARTICLE: The relevance of the no-harm principle to climate change law and politics, Benoît Mayer

Biological diversity conservation laws in South East Asia and Singapore: a regional approach in pursuit of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals?, Burton Ong, Lye Lin-Heng and Joseph Chun

Country Report

‘Walking a tightrope’: India’s challenges in meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda with specific reference to climate change, Bill Pritchard

Book Reviews

S Jayakumar, Tommy Koh, Robert Beckman and Hao Duy Phan, Transboundary Pollution: Evolving Issues of International Law and Policy (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 456 pp, Reviewed by Adam Byrne

Joshua Bishop and Chloe Hill (eds), Global Biodiversity Finance: The Case for International Payments for Ecosystem Services (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2014) 208 pp, Reviewed by Evan Hamman

Simon Marsden and Elizabeth Brandon, Transboundary Environmental Governance in Asia: Practice and Prospects with the UNECE Agreements (Edward Elgar, Cheltenham 2015) 360 pp, Reviewed by Michelle Lim

Rosemary Lyster, Climate Justice and Disaster Law (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2016) 436 pp, Reviewed by Jeffrey McGee


The Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law is available on Elgaronline

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