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Climate Policy & U.S.-China Relations, Jason J. Czarnezki 2011 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Climate Policy & U.S.-China Relations, Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace Law Faculty Publications

The Chinese stance, that no cap on carbon emissions will ever exist no matter how high, may be a product of China's belief in a cold and hard, and potentially true, reality-that global economic power is paramount and will provide the only avenue to adapt to an inevitable climate crisis, as well as achieve the milestones of superpower status, many of which they have already achieved (e.g., Olympic Games, World Expo, United Nations Security Council). While China's policy remains problematic, as is United States' failure to lead in the international community on the issue of climate change ...


The Future Of Food Eco-Labeling: Organic, Carbon Footprint, And Environmental Life-Cycle Analysis, Jason J. Czarnezki 2011 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

The Future Of Food Eco-Labeling: Organic, Carbon Footprint, And Environmental Life-Cycle Analysis, Jason J. Czarnezki

Pace Law Faculty Publications

This Article discusses public and private efforts to inform consumers about environmentally preferable food choices. Part II describes the environmental consequences of the modern food system. Part III describes existing public and private eco-labeling regimes, including organic labeling, carbon footprint labeling, and country of origin labeling.


Water, Climate, And Energy Security, Elizabeth Burleson 2011 Pace Law School

Water, Climate, And Energy Security, Elizabeth Burleson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Civil society participation can facilitate sound energy, climate, and water governance. This article analyzes the dynamics of transnational decision-making. Part II discusses sound energy strategy in light of a shrinking water-resources base due to climate change. Part III considers how public participation in international decision-making can sustain trust in governments and strengthen the legitimacy of legal decisions. Part IV concludes that process and outcome are both integral to addressing water, climate, and energy challenges.


China's "Green Leap Forward" Toward Global Environmental Leadership, Robert V. Percival 2011 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

China's "Green Leap Forward" Toward Global Environmental Leadership, Robert V. Percival

Faculty Scholarship

This article argues that China may be on the verge of a “Green Leap Forward” that could make it a global environmental leader. This article argues that two principal forces have contributed to this development. First, Chinese officials now realize that a global shift away from fossil fuels will create enormous business opportunities on a global scale. Chinese companies are now making enormous strides in the development of green technology, such as solar power, wind energy, and electric cars, with the active assistance of the Chinese government. Second, realizing that climate change severely threatens China, and stung by the criticism ...


Australian Companion To Harris - Cases & Materials On International Law, Anthony Cassimatis, Wendy Lacey, Anne McNaughton, Rosemary Rayfuse 2010 Lund University

Australian Companion To Harris - Cases & Materials On International Law, Anthony Cassimatis, Wendy Lacey, Anne Mcnaughton, Rosemary Rayfuse

Rosemary Rayfuse

This book is a companion to the seventh edition of the internationally acclaimed Harris’ Cases and Materials on International Law. Offering carefully selected materials and expert commentary, An Australian Companion to Harris’ Cases Materials on International Law is designed to provide readers with a comprehensive treatment of International law from an Australian perspective. Updated to reflect recent developments in the law, the second edition significantly expands on the coverage of the first edition and includes two additional, entirely new, chapters: International Criminal Law and International Environmental Law. The content and scope of this companion make it an ideal text for ...


Can The Esa Address The Threats Of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition? Insights From The Case Of The Bay Checkerspot Butterfly, Zdravka Tzankova, Dena Vallano, Erika Zavaleta 2010 University of California, Santa Cruz

Can The Esa Address The Threats Of Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition? Insights From The Case Of The Bay Checkerspot Butterfly, Zdravka Tzankova, Dena Vallano, Erika Zavaleta

Zdravka Tzankova

The Bay Checkerspot Butterfly reached its threatened status largely as a result of habitat loss through development. The species now benefits from the habitat pro- tection powers of the Endangered Species Act, yet the biggest new hazard to the survival of remaining Bay Checkerspot Butterfly populations may come from atmospheric nitrogen deposition. Driven by combustion and agricultural emissions, such deposition is an important cause of change in ecosystem structure and function, including potentially critical changes in the remaining Bay Checkerspot Butterfly habitat. We use the Bay Checkerspot Butterfly case to examine whether the Endan- gered Species Act, as it currently ...


Creating The Law Of Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development, John Dernbach 2010 Widener Univesity Law School

Creating The Law Of Environmentally Sustainable Economic Development, John Dernbach

John C. Dernbach

This article argues that a key to sustainability is redirecting the law of economic development. From a historical perspective, sustainable development is an effort to integrate environmental protection and restoration with development. As a result, it is not possible to fully understand sustainable development unless we understand what development means. While that term is reasonably well understood at the international level, our closest analogue in the United States is not development in general but rather economic development. A great many recently enacted laws that move the United States toward sustainability can be understood as economic development laws. By understanding these ...


Learning From The Global Trade Regime: A Proposal To Help Ameliorate Climate Change By Giving The International Court Of Justice Universal Advisory Jurisdiction, Andrew Strauss 2010 Widener University

Learning From The Global Trade Regime: A Proposal To Help Ameliorate Climate Change By Giving The International Court Of Justice Universal Advisory Jurisdiction, Andrew Strauss

Andrew L. Strauss

No abstract provided.


The "Cash For Clunkers" Program: A Sustainability Evaluation, Marianne Tyrrell, John Dernbach 2010 Vermont Law School

The "Cash For Clunkers" Program: A Sustainability Evaluation, Marianne Tyrrell, John Dernbach

John C. Dernbach

This article describes and evaluates the effectiveness of the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Act of 2009, also known as the “Cash for Clunkers” legislation. Under this law, Congress authorized persons trading in older and less fuel-efficient motor vehicles for newer and more fuel-efficient vehicles to receive a voucher worth up to $4,500 toward the purchase of the new vehicle. The article reviews various studies assessing the effectiveness of this legislation based on economic, social, and environmental criteria. Because these criteria are consistent with the goals of sustainable development, the legislation provides important lessons for future efforts to ...


International Law And Sustainable Energy: A Portrait Of Failure, David Hodas 2010 Widener University - Delaware Campus

International Law And Sustainable Energy: A Portrait Of Failure, David Hodas

David R. Hodas

Despite energy’s critical role in achieving nearly sustainable development and in mitigating climate change goal, internationally, sustainable energy remains a homeless orphan. In May 2007, after years of preparatory work that was thought to have produced consensus on fundamental sustainable energy policies and principles, the Commission on Sustainable Development met at CSD-15 to adopt a concrete set of specific policies and actions to make the world’s energy system more sustainable and accessible to the world’s poor. Tragically, the CSD-15 not only failed to produce agreement on any new ideas, but the pre-existing consensus on basic principles dissolved ...


Evaluating Life: Working With Ethical Dilemmas In Education For Sustainable Development, Moa De Lucia Dahlbeck, Johan Dahlbeck 2010 Selected Works

Evaluating Life: Working With Ethical Dilemmas In Education For Sustainable Development, Moa De Lucia Dahlbeck, Johan Dahlbeck

Moa Dahlbeck

Codifications of human rights are widely understood as politically established instruments for evaluating human life. The call for such an apparatus emerges as a response to the age-old problem of social organization, constituting – in extension – a means by which to cope with the overall problem of survival. However, evaluating life is inherently problematic. It is problematic as it presupposes an already existing framework by which to judge all instances of life. In a way then, the impartial evaluation of life seems impossible from a human point of view. Nevertheless, as the problem of survival is one of continuous relevance, attempts ...


Book Review: Crucial Issues In Climate Change And The Kyoto Protocol: Asia And The World (Koh Kheng-Lian, Lye Lin-Heng And Jolene Lin (Eds)), David Hodas 2010 Widener University - Delaware Campus

Book Review: Crucial Issues In Climate Change And The Kyoto Protocol: Asia And The World (Koh Kheng-Lian, Lye Lin-Heng And Jolene Lin (Eds)), David Hodas

David R. Hodas

No abstract provided.


Free Market Environmentalism, Andrew Morriss 2010 Texas A&M University School of Law

Free Market Environmentalism, Andrew Morriss

Andrew P. Morriss

No abstract provided.


Media And Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad 2010 Wesleyan University

Media And Environmental Politics In East Asia, Mary Alice Haddad

Mary Alice Haddad

No abstract provided.


Cleaning Up Our Rivers, Lakes, And Streams: Water Quality And Widener, Kenneth Kristl 2010 Widener Law

Cleaning Up Our Rivers, Lakes, And Streams: Water Quality And Widener, Kenneth Kristl

Kenneth T Kristl

No abstract provided.


International Law And Disappearing States: Maritime Zones And The Criteria For Statehood, Rosemary Rayfuse 2010 Lund University

International Law And Disappearing States: Maritime Zones And The Criteria For Statehood, Rosemary Rayfuse

Rosemary Rayfuse

No abstract provided.


Notional Generosity, Josh Eagle 2010 University of South Carolina

Notional Generosity, Josh Eagle

Josh Eagle

No abstract provided.


Climate Change, Food Security, And Agrobiodiversity: Toward A Just, Resilient, And Sustainable Food System, Carmen G. Gonzalez 2010 Seattle University

Climate Change, Food Security, And Agrobiodiversity: Toward A Just, Resilient, And Sustainable Food System, Carmen G. Gonzalez

Carmen G. Gonzalez

The global food system is in a state of profound crisis. Decades of misguided aid, trade and production policies have resulted in an unprecedented erosion of agrobiodiversity that renders the world’s food supply vulnerable to catastrophic crop failure in the event of drought, heavy rains, and outbreaks of pests and disease. Climate change threatens to wreak additional havoc on food production by increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, depressing agricultural yields, reducing the productivity of the world’s fisheries, and placing pressure on scarce water resources. Furthermore, the climate crisis and the biodiversity crisis are occurring ...


The Global Politics Of Food: Introduction To The Theoretical Perspectives Cluster, Carmen G. Gonzalez 2010 Seattle University

The Global Politics Of Food: Introduction To The Theoretical Perspectives Cluster, Carmen G. Gonzalez

Carmen G. Gonzalez

The corporate-dominated, fossil-fuel dependent model of agricultural production has produced chronic undernourishment, an epidemic of obesity and diet-related diseases, and unprecedented ecological devastation. In May 2010, the Universidad Interamericana in Mexico City hosted an international conference on The Global Politics of Food: Sustainability and Subordination. Sponsored by Latina and Latino Critical Legal Theory, Inc. and by Seattle University School of Law, the conference took place under the auspices of the South-North Exchange on Theory, Culture and Law (SNX), a yearly gathering of scholars in the Americas that seeks to foster transnational, cross-disciplinary and inter-cultural dialogue on current issues in law ...


Vattenverksamhet, Kapitel 11 Miljöbalken, Evgenia Pavlovskaia 2010 Law Faculty, University of Lund

Vattenverksamhet, Kapitel 11 Miljöbalken, Evgenia Pavlovskaia

Evgenia Pavlovskaia

Huvudbestämmelser som är relevanta för vattenverksamhet: - 11 kap. MB, Definitioner på vattenverksamhet (11:2-5 MB), Nyttoövervikt (11:6 MB), Tillståndsplikt (11:9 MB), - Förordning (1998:1388) om vattenverksamhet, - Rådighet över vatten, Lag (1998:812) med särskilda bestämmelser om vattenverksamhet, 2 kap., - Hänsynsregler, 2 kap. MB, - Hushållningsregler för mark- och vattenområden 3 och 4 kap. MB, 4:6 MB.


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