Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South (Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan (eds))


This comprehensive Research Handbook offers an innovative analysis of environmental law in the global South and contributes to an important reassessment of some of its major underlying concepts. The Research Handbook discusses areas rarely prioritized in environmental law, such as land rights, and underlines how these intersect with issues including poverty, livelihoods and the use of natural resources, challenging familiar narratives around development and sustainability in this context and providing new insights into environmental justice.


Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan, Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South (Edward Elgar 2019)


Philippe Cullet and Sujith Koonan

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Constitutional Codification of an Environmental Ethic (J. C. Tucker)

Author John C. Tucker Keywords constitutional provisions, environmental ethics, Florida, environmental rights, environmental protection, conservation Abstract This Article examines the legal, political, and societal significance of environmental constitutional provisions. Part II of this Article briefly traces the evolution of a societal environmental ethic. Part IIl examines environmental provisions in state and national constitutions, and draws […]

The Need for an Interdisciplinary Approach to Norm Diffusion: The Case of Fair and Equitable Benefit-sharing (L. Parks and E. Morgera)

Authors Louisa Parks and Elisa Morgera Keywords benefit-sharing, international law, environmental law, human rights law, human rights, oceans law, regulation, national law, regional law, indigenous peoples, local communities, norm diffusion, scholarship, conservation, sustainability, natural resources, power asymmetry Abstract No systematic study discusses the evolution of fair and equitable benefit-sharing across various areas of international law […]

Indigenous Rights Entwined with Nature Conservation (E. Desmet)

Author(s) Ellen Desmet Keywords indigenous rights, conservation, biodiversity Abstract Heightened public awareness of the ever increasing loss of biodiversity has led to louder calls for effective nature conservation efforts. Most remaining biodiversity-rich areas are inhabited or used by indigenous peoples and local communities. In recent years a new ‘paradigm’ of ‘nature conservation with respect for […]

Whose ecosystem is it anyway? Private and public rights under new approaches to biodiversity conservation (C.T.Reid, W.Nsoh)

Authors Colin T. Reid and Walters Nsoh Keywords biodiversity, human rights, property rights, nature conservation, biodiversity offsetting, ecosystem services Abstract A range of legal tools is increasingly being used for the conservation of biodiversity. These tools include conservation covenants, biodiversity offsets and payment for ecosystem services. There are benefits to these approaches, but also challenges […]