Locus standi in environmental torts and the potential influence of human rights… (M. Wilde)

Author Mark Wilde Keywords Environmental tort; standing (locus standi); environmental justice; private nuisance; convergence of human rights and tort; human rights and environmental justice; European Court of Human Rights jurisprudence; statute and standing. Abstract (introduction) The debate regarding the role of civil liability as a means of environmental protection has been running for many years […]

Stifling environmental dissent: On SLAPPS and GUNNS (R. White)

Author Rob White Keywords Environmental issues, public participation, social activists, civil litigation Abstract This article discusses the use of civil litigation by companies against social activists as a means to stifle full public participation around environmental issues. Drawing on a recent Australian example, it demonstrates how the targeting of such legal action simultaneously defines the […]

Rebalancing the system: an agenda for change (N. Baker MP)

Author Norman Baker M.P. Keywords Wild law; capitalism; economics; pollution; climate change; sustainable development; civil rights; human rights. Abstract At the time of writing Norman Baker was the Chair of All-Party Environmental Group. This article both welcomes an introduces the Cullinan legal theory of Wild Law. He recognises the devastation that humans are causing to […]

The determinants of vulnerability and adaptive capacity at the national level (N. Brooks, W. Neil Adver and P. Mick Kelly)

Author(s) Nick Brooks, W. Neil Adger and P. Mick Kelly Keywords Vulnerability; adaptive capacity; climate change and adaptation; climate related mortality; governance; civil and political rights. Abstract We present a set of indicators of vulnerability and capacity to adapt to climate variability, and by extension climate change, derived using a novel empirical analysis of data […]