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The global environmental challenge: is the developed world up to it? (F. Van Haren)

Author

Frans Van Haren

Keywords

Environment;Economic development; International environmental law; Politics and law; Sustainable development

Abstract

Provides an edited version of a speech delivered by President of the Earth Council Institute to the Environment UK 2002 Conference in which he argued that the developed world should take up the challenge of sustainable development by good environmental governance. Explores the nature of the global environmental challenge, arguing that the economy should be viewed as part of the environment rather than seeing the environment as a function of the economy. Identifies the key problem as one of implementation and international non compliance, putting forward proposals for addressing the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

Citation

(2003) 5(1) Environmental Law Review 1-8

Editorial

The global environmental challenge: is the developed world up to it?

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Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development (UNEP/ UN-HABITAT)

Author(s)

UNEP and UN-HABITAT

Keywords

Safe water and sanitation; UNEP; UN-HABITAT; UNSGAB; wastewater management; sustainable development; human and ecological health

Abstract

With global action and positive momentum towards improving access to safe water and sanitation, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the UN Secretary Generals Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), in partnership with the members of UN Water have collaborated to bring together their collective experience and expertise to bear on the challenges posed by illegal and unregulated wastewater. Sick water? The Central Role of Wastewater Management in Sustainable Development not only identifies the threats to human and ecological health and the consequences of inaction, but also presents opportunities, where appropriate policy and management responses over the short and longer term can trigger employment, support livelihoods, boost public and ecosystem health and contribute to more intelligent water management.

Citation

UNEP and UN-HABITAT, Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development (UNEP/ UN-HABITAT, 2010)

E-Book

Sick water? The central role of wastewater management in sustainable development

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Implications of Indian Supreme Court’s Innovations for Environmental Jurisprudence (G. Sahu)

Author

Geetanjoy Sahu

Keywords

Civil society, environment, innovations, jurisprudence, law, litigation, policy, power, rights, Supreme Court of India.

Abstract

This paper analyses the implications of innovative methods of the Indian Supreme Court for environmental jurisprudence to protect and improve the environment. Innovative methods are understood in terms of application and creation of new principle and structure for environmental jurisprudence. Through a series of innovative methods the Supreme Court of India has not only ensured fundamental right of citizen to healthy environment but also has contributed immensely to the evolution of new principles in environmental jurisprudence. The Court’s innovations for environmental jurisprudence, however, have neither been institutionalised for their long term impact nor have they been consistent and uniform in their application for the protection and improvement of environment. It is also observed that there has been opposition to Court innovations both by the implementing agencies and public, as the Court through its application of new methods and creation of structures for environmental protection has crossed its adjudication boundaries thereby started interfering in all affairs of environmental management.

Citation

(2008) 4(1) Law, Environment and Development Journal 1

Paper

Implications of Indian Supreme Court’s Innovations for Environmental Jurisprudence

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Do human rights help or hinder environmental protection? (C. Gearty)

Author

Conor Gearty (LSE, UK)

Keywords

human rights, environmental protection, social movements, civil and political rights, economic and social rights

Abstract

It is acknowledged that traditional approaches to human rights can have and have had a negative impact in the field of environmental protection. But the emphasis in human rights on controlling the abuse of power and its capacity to equip social movements with a language of protest and a platform for change shows the potential for mutually beneficial connections between the two fields. The use made by environmental activists of various human rights that are to be found in international and regional laws is considered, as well as the way new social movements in the environmental arena have deployed the language of rights to promote their goals. It is concluded that a mutually reciprocal relationship between the two fields is both possible and – given the threat of climate change – essential.

Citation

(2010) 1 Journal or Human Rights and the Environment 7

Paper

Do human rights help or hinder environmental protection?

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Theory meets practice: some current human rights challenges in Canada (J. Hucker)

Author

John Hucker

Keywords

Human rights; protection of lands; Agoriginal Canadians civil and political rights.

Abstract

The article examines three recent situations in which human rights issues have been in the forefront of public policy debates in Canada. In the first, freedom of expression may have been compromised as a result of foreign policy considerations. The second case involves the sometimes contentious issue of equal pay for work of equal value. Thirdly, a current initiative aimed at resolving a longstanding claim by Aboriginal Canadians is examined in the context of principles of equality. This article is most relevant in the connection between human rights and environmental protection in the context of Aboriginal Canadians protecting their lands and the effects of modernisation upon those lands.

Citation

(1999) 26(1) Journal of Law and Society, 54-71.

Paper

Theory meets practice: some current human rights challenges in Canada.

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