This is the second issue of APJEL in the 2019 volume, and it features a contribution on environmental rights in Asia and the Asia Pacific along with articles on key subjects relevant to development and environmental law and governance in Bangladesh, China and Thailand, Maldives, and New Zealand. The five articles in this issue join the eight in the first issue of 2019, which addressed a number of Asian and Pacific jurisdictions including Australia, Bangladesh and China, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea. It has been pleasing to see the growing scholarly interest in environmental law and policy developments in a growing range of countries in the region.
We welcome both submissions of general environmental relevance and submissions on specific, focused issues, as long as both are of relevance to Asian Pacific scholarship. APJEL‘s goal remains the publication of careful research on a broad range of environmental law issues across the Asia Pacific, drawing lessons from comparisons and contrasts with and between countries facing similar realities, constraints, and opportunities. At the same time, it is through in-depth analysis of specific environmental law developments in specific jurisdictions that true comparative understanding can be developed and enriched, and the articles in the present issue illustrate ways in which environmental protection can be enhanced by considering quite particular problems.
Hamman E; Holley C; Karim S; Owens K; Solis M, 2019, 'Editorial Human and environmental rights, protection of biological diversity, and marine spatial planning in the Asia Pacific region', Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, vol. 22, pp. 183 - 189, http://dx.doi.org/10.4337/APJEL.2019.02.00
Ed Couzens, Tim Stephens, Evan Hamman, Cameron Holley, Saiful Karim, Kate Owens, and Manuel Solis