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, conventions and institutions which continue to safeguard the precious biodiversity he fought for and dedicated his life to protecting. The iucn and the entire environmental community owe Dr. Burhenne a great debt. We give thanks for a remarkable life of dedication and commitment that will go on protecting

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In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law

responsibility for the health of the Rhine and their interest in its preservation thus motivated these watercourse States to form a cooperative community. Enforcing human rights worldwide is probably the community interest that is most detached from individual State interests. 35 Every State has a

In: The Community of Interest Approach in International Water Law
Author: Gareth Davies

1 Introduction Climate change should be an easy problem, and for that reason it is a mysterious one. Even with current scientific knowledge it would be possible for humanity to live in a way that is both sustainable and allows for a high quality of life. 1 The techniques to produce energy

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In: Climate Law

related to the environment and natural resources in a way that is consistent with the principles of ecological civilization while respecting the broader concerns of each participant under their respective ‘living laws’. The authors maintain that as a ‘second line’ or alternatively ‘parallel line’ of

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In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law

living through the sixth great extinction of species, which scientists have termed a ‘biological annihilation.’ 16 The earlier extinctions were not caused by human activity. This one is, and not just in North America but world-wide, as the Species Survival Commission of the International Union for the

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In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law

of the human imprint on the global environment. Since the advent of the Industrial Revolution, we have entered a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene . 7 While this term ‘has yet to be accepted formally as a new geological epoch or era in Earth history’, 8 it denotes that we are living in a time

In: Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives

: (1) crimes against the natural environment including the destruction of plant or animal life of considerable dimensions regarding protected areas; (2) behaviour resulting in environmental pollution affecting air, soil and water quality thus threatening animals, plants, people’s life and health. A

In: Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law

change is a human rights issue, affecting the enjoyment of universally declared rights including the rights to life, health, an adequate standard of living, private and family life, and property. 73 Human rights, as conceptualized in international and European law, have not yet formed the basis of

In: Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives

(Sanitation and Wastes Control) Regulations. 35 The Regulations explicitly listed types of hazardous waste to include ‘End-of-Life waste of House electrical and electronic appliances and residues arising from the incineration of the same’. 36 Such designation is important, as only a hazardous waste can be

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In: Chinese Journal of Environmental Law

measures that are ‘necessary to protect human, animal or plant life or health’ (Article xx (b) gatt ) or ‘relating to the conservation of exhaustible natural resources’ (Article xx (g) gatt ), provided that ‘such measures are not applied in a manner which would constitute a means of arbitrary or

In: Climate Change Litigation: Global Perspectives