This new title in the popular Text, Cases, and Materials series provides students with a thorough understanding of environmental law while also encouraging critical reflection and pointing out areas of controversy and debate. The authors present an impressive range of extracts from UK and international cases, legislation, and articles, to help support learning and demonstrate how the law works in practice, clearly guiding students through key areas while providing insightful explanations and analysis.
Topics have been carefully selected to support a wide range of environmental law courses and include pollution, conservation, town planning, and water regulation as well as considering environmental law in relation to the EU and from an international perspective.
With its unique combination of extracts and author discussion, this new text provides a comprehensive and convenient guide to environmental law which can be relied upon throughout your course and career.
This book is also accompanied by an Online Resource Centre which features updates to the law, further reading suggestions and useful weblinks.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Basics 1. What is Environmental Law? 2. Understanding Environmental Problems Part 2: Charting the Environmental Law Landscape 1 - Legal Cultures 3. Environmental Law in the Legal Culture of the United Kingdom 4. European Union Environmental Law 5. International Environmental Law Part 3: Charting the Environmental Law Landscape 2 - Basic Legal Concepts 6. Private Law 7. Public Law 8. Criminal Liability 9. Statutory Liabilities and Remedies 10. The Role of the Courts 11. Principle and Policy 12. Regulatory Strategy 13. Governance Part 4: Pollution Control 14. Water Pollution 15. Air Pollution and Climate Change 16. Waste Regulation 17. Integrated Pollution Control Part 5: Environmental Law, Environmental Problems, and Land 18. Planning Law 19. Environmental Impact Assessment 20. Nature Conservation 21. The Law Relating to Land Contamination 22. Genetically Modified Organisms