Tag Archives: Environment

Can We Stop the Advance of Climate Change While Growing the Global Economy?

August 22, 2017

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Brett Dolter and Peter Victor discuss growing the global economy and combatting climate change.

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A world where the rivers are people too

June 22, 2017

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Catherine Iorns Magallanes takes a look at how adoption of individual elements of law can help shift both mindsets and practice to protect the earth for the future. […]

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Edward Elgar Publishing Welcomes the Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law

October 27, 2016

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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. […]

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Paying for Nature

September 8, 2016

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snowy-treeIn the past many of the ways in which we benefit from the natural world have been overlooked. The law has traditionally taken into account only those benefits based on physical possession of land or on tangible produce which has a commercial value, such as timber. Other concerns, such as fresh air, clear water and the state of biodiversity, have therefore fallen outside the law’s regard. Colin Reid explores the issue.

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Making risky decisions – Is it wise to invest in desalination plants for drinking water?

June 22, 2016

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plugholeA recent and welcome news release informed us that, following several years of severe drought in California, water supplies had recovered to the extent that state officials suspended state-wide restrictions on water use. Regulation of water use reverted to local authorities. During the drought, there had been repeated suggestions that hard-hit localities (San Diego was one) might consider investing in desalination plants. A common response was that California might be wise to take a hard look at Australia’s experience with large-scale desalination during its long-lived “millennium drought” several years earlier. John C. Bergstrom and Alan Randall explain. […]

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