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Published: 01 June 2017

872 Pages


ISBN: 9780198748328

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Environmental Law

Ninth Edition

Stuart Bell, Donald McGillivray, Ole Pedersen, Emma Lees, and Elen Stokes

  • Offers broad and thorough coverage on the subject. Thematic discussion of key topics introduces debates and legislation from both a domestic and international perspective.
  • Sets the subject in context, providing an accessible introduction to the main themes and principles which shape environmental law, making it an ideal text both for new students and those looking to develop their understanding of this dynamic area
  • Chapter overviews and case studies set the scene and help students to engage with the substantive law
  • Essential cases and information boxes emphasize significant issues, helping readers identify the core case law, legislation and events
  • Features chapter summaries and self-test questions to help readers consolidate their learning, and further reading lists to support independent study and assessment preparation
  • Accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring additional chapters, expanded further reading suggestions for each chapter, web links, and legal updates

New to this Edition:

  • Coverage of the potential impact of Brexit on UK environmental law, an additional chapter discussing the regulation of new technologies, such as 'fracking', and consideration of the new sentencing guidelines
  • Treatment of important cases such as Coventry v. Lawrence on nuisance, Walton, Champion, and the HS2 decision on environmental assessment, the ClientEarth air pollution litigation, and the ICJ's decision in Costa Rica v Nicaragua
  • Includes analysis of the new EIA Directive, the Paris Agreement, and other recent climate change developments
  • Enhanced coverage of the latest developments in respect to costs of litigation and the role of courts, the Aarhus Convention and environmental rights
  • 'Case studies' introduce the key themes of each chapter and 'Consider this' features encourage students to ponder further on important issues

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