Law

Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

U.S. and International Perspectives

Author: Randall S. Abate

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199368740

Category: Law

Page: 699

View: 1731

Ocean and coastal law has grown rapidly in the past three decades as a specialty area within natural resources law and environmental law. This book unites the two worlds of climate change regulation and ocean and coastal management. It raises important questions about whether and how ocean and coastal law will respond to the regulatory challenges that climate change presents to resources in the oceans and coasts of the United States and the world.
Law

Ocean Law and Policy

Twenty Years of Development Under the UNCLOS Regime

Author: Carlos Espósito,James Kraska,Harry N. Scheiber,Moon-Sang Kwon

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004311440

Category: Law

Page: 484

View: 6477

In Ocean Law and Policy: Twenty Years of Development under the UNCLOS Regime, experts from fourteen countries present nineteen papers that provide insightful analyses of these wide-ranging issues that form the emerging new context of UNCLOS as a keystone to a working regime system.
Law

Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples

The Search for Legal Remedies

Author: Randall Abate,Elizabeth Ann Kronk

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781001804

Category: Law

Page: 590

View: 9780

'Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples offers the most comprehensive resource for advancing our understanding of one of the least coherently developed of climate change policy realms – legal protection of vulnerable indigenous populations. The first part of the book provides a tremendously useful background on the cultural, policy, and legal context of indigenous peoples, with special emphasis on developing general principles for climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions. The remainder of the volume then carefully and thoroughly works through how those general principles play out for different regional indigenous populations around the globe. All of the contributions to the volume are by leading experts who bring their insights and innovative thinking to bear on a truly complex subject. Whether as a novice's starting point or expert's desktop reference, I cannot think of a more useful resource for anyone interested in climate policy for indigenous peoples.' – J.B. Ruhl, Vanderbilt University Law School, US 'In Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples, editors Randy Abate and Elizabeth Kronk have assembled a truly comprehensive and informative look at the special issues that indigenous peoples face as a result of climate impacts and an overview of the law – international and domestic, climate change and human rights, substantive and procedural – that applies to those issues. One of the great strengths of the book is that no group of indigenous people is made to stand proxy for all the others; instead, after exploring the general issues facing all indigenous peoples and the general legal strategies they use, the book focuses most of its attention on the specific climate change issues that confront particular groups – South American indigenous peoples; the various tribes of Native Americans in the US; the indigenous peoples of the Arctic, collectively as well as in respect to particular Arctic countries; Pacific Islanders; indigenous peoples in Asia; the various groups of Aborigines and Torres Islanders in Australia; the Maori on New Zealand; and several tribes in Kenya, Africa. For people interested in climate change and climate change adaptation, this book provides a unique overview of the special vulnerabilities and plights of indigenous peoples, issues that must be considered as the world works to formulate effective and protective climate change adaptation policies. For people interested in indigenous peoples and international human rights, this book paints a grim picture of the various ways in which climate change threatens this very diverse group of cultural entities and the deep knowledge of place that they usually possess, while at the same time offering hope that the law can find ways to keep them from disappearing – and, indeed, that indigenous peoples might just help the rest of us to survive, as well.' – Robin Kundis Craig, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, US 'It is one of the world's cruelest ironies that some of the earliest effects of climate change are being felt by indigenous populations around the world, even though they contributed no more than trivial amounts of the greenhouse gases that are at the root of much of the problem, and they are so politically and economically powerless that they played no role in the decisions that have led to their plight. At the same time, many of these populations are victimized by certain actions designed to reduce emissions, such as land clearing for biofuels cultivation, and restrictions on forest use. Professors Abate and Kronk have assembled a formidable collection of experts from around the world who demonstrate the diversity of challenges facing these indigenous peoples, and the opportunities and challenges in using various international and domestic legal tools to seek redress. This book will be an invaluable resource for all those examining the legal remedies that may be available, either now or as the law develops in the years to come.' – Michael B. Gerrard, Columbia Law School, US This timely volume explores the ways in which indigenous peoples across the world are challenged by climate change impacts, and discusses the legal resources available to confront those challenges. Indigenous peoples occupy a unique niche within the climate justice movement, as many indigenous communities live subsistence lifestyles that are severely disrupted by the effects of climate change. Additionally, in many parts of the world, domestic law is applied differently to indigenous peoples than it is to their non-indigenous peers, further complicating the quest for legal remedies. The contributors to this book bring a range of expert legal perspectives to this complex discussion, offering both a comprehensive explanation of climate change-related problems faced by indigenous communities and a breakdown of various real world attempts to devise workable legal solutions. Regions covered include North and South America (Brazil, Canada, the US and the Arctic), the Pacific Islands (Fiji, Tuvalu and the Federated States of Micronesia), Australia and New Zealand, Asia (China and Nepal) and Africa (Kenya). This comprehensive volume will appeal to professors and students of environmental law, indigenous law and international law, as well as practitioners and policymakers with an interest in indigenous legal issues and environmental justice.
Science

Climate Change Impacts on the United States

The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change : Overview

Author: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.),U.S. Global Change Research Program

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000741

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 334

Climate Change Impacts on the United States is part of a national process of research analysis and dialogue about the coming changes in climate, their impacts, and what Americans can do to adapt to an uncertain and continuously changing climate. The report was called for by a 1990 law and was written by the National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST), a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non-governmental organizations with a wide range of expertise and perspective. The NAST produced two documents: the longer Foundation Report and the Overview Report, which is significantly more accessible and shorter. The two reports cover all areas of the United States and are peer-reviewed documents that synthesize results from studies. They identify key climatic vulnerabilities of particular regions and sectors in the context of other changes in the nation's environment, resources, and economy.
Science

Oceanography and Marine Biology

An Annual Review

Author: R. N. Hughes,D. J. Hughes,I. P. Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466568674

Category: Science

Page: 468

View: 1382

Ever-increasing interest in oceanography and marine biology and their relevance to global environmental issues creates a demand for authoritative reviews summarising the results of recent research. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review has catered to this demand since its founding by the late Harold Barnes fifty years ago. Its objectives are to consider, annually, the basic areas of marine research, returning to them when appropriate in future volumes; to deal with subjects of special and topical importance; and to add new subjects as they arise. The favourable reception accorded to all the volumes shows that the series is fulfilling a very real need: reviews and sales have been gratifying. The fifty-first volume follows closely the objectives and style of the earlier volumes, continuing to regard the marine sciences—with all their various aspects—as a unity. Physical, chemical, and biological aspects of marine science are dealt with by experts actively engaged in these fields. The series is an essential reference text for researchers and students in all fields of marine science and related subjects, and it finds a place in libraries of not only marine stations and institutes, but also universities. It is consistently among the highest ranking impact factors for the marine biology category of the citation indices compiled by the Institute for Scientific Information.
Religion

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

View: 6057

Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.
Law

Arctic Science, International Law and Climate Change

Legal Aspects of Marine Science in the Arctic Ocean

Author: Susanne Wasum-Rainer,Ingo Winkelmann,Katrin Tiroch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642242030

Category: Law

Page: 376

View: 6329

Developments in the Arctic region are increasingly part of international discussion. The book contains a comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of the current problems around marine scientific research in the Arctic region. It combines scientific, legal and policy aspects. The main questions addressed are: ongoing and future Arctic marine research, marine research in the Arctic Ocean in practice, the legal framework, enlarged continental shelves and the freedom of marine science and particularities and challenges of the Arctic region. The contributors are leading experts in the field of politics, law and science.
Travel

Disappearing Destinations

Climate Change and Future Challenges for Coastal Tourism

Author: Andrew L. Jones,Michael R. Phillips,M. Phillips

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 1845935489

Category: Travel

Page: 273

View: 8746

Current climatic and environmental trends mean that a large number of important coastal destinations across the globe are under threat of change or gradual disappearance. Many of these locations are also significant tourist destinations, such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Everglades National Park or large swathes of the Mediterranean basin. Tourism activity both exacerbates the problem and highlights the importance of protecting these often fragile environments. This book discusses threats to, and consequences of, tourism growth and the impacts of climate change on such coastal zones. It examines policy initiatives, local and national options for managing the potential crisis and recommends steps and management options towards ameliorating projected impacts on coastal tourism infrastructure. This is an important book for researchers and students of leisure and tourism, land-use planning, environmental and coastal management and all those interested in and working with the environment, conservation and sustainability.
Social Science

Das Kyoto-Protokoll

Internationale Klimapolitik für das 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Sebastian Oberthür,Hermann E. Ott

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3663014347

Category: Social Science

Page: 443

View: 8836

Die internationale Klimapolitik ist an einem Wendepunkt angekommen. Die Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls ist ein großer Schritt in dem Versuch der Menschheit, die schädlichen Folgen des Klimawandels zu begrenzen. Dieses Buch, geschrieben von zwei deutschen Experten, erklärt die naturwissenschaftlichen, ökonomischen sowie politischen Bedingungen desTreibhauseffekts und erläutert die Hintergründe der Annahme des Kyoto-Protokolls. Das Buch analysiert in seinem Mittelteil den Vertragstext im Stile eines Gesetzeskommentars, nennt die offenen Fragen und gibt mögliche Antworten für die Weiterentwicklung der Normen. In einem dritten Teil werden Schlussfolgerungen gezogen, die politische Landschaft nach Kyoto beleuchtet und eine Leadership-Initiative für die Europäische Union vorgestellt, um die Handlungsmacht gegenüber den USA wieder zu erlangen.

Fisch kaputt

vom Leerfischen der Meere und den Konsequenzen für die ganze Welt

Author: Charles Clover

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500569

Category:

Page: 446

View: 2351

Offshore oil and gas leases

Outer Continental Shelf Moratoria on Oil and Gas Development

Author: Curry L. Hagerty

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437936652

Category: Offshore oil and gas leases

Page: 19

View: 3751

Moratoria provisions for the outer continental shelf, enacted over 26 years, prohibited federal spending on oil and gas development in certain locations and for certain activities. These annual congressional moratoria expired on Sept. 30, 2008. While the expiration of the legislative restrictions does not make leasing and drilling permissible in all offshore areas, it is a significant development in conjunction with other changes in offshore leasing activity. Contents of this report: (1) Recent Developments; (2) Economic Feasibility; Environmental Risk; Improvements in Offshore Technology; (3) Sources of U.S. Moratorium Policy; (4) Background on Ocean Governance; (5) U.S. Moratoria in International Areas; (6) Issues for Congress. Maps. Illustrations.
Social Science

Southeastern Geographer

Fall 2012 Issue

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.,Carl A. Reese

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807872601

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 8934

Table of Contents for Volume 52, Number 3 (Fall 2012) Cover Art Co-producing Space Along the Sweetgrass Basket Makers' Highway in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina Brian Grabbatin Introduction David M. Cochran, Jr. and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers Pet Ownership and the Spatial and Temporal Dimensions of Evacuation Decisions Courtney N. Thompson, David M. Brommer, and Kathleen Sherman-Morris Salinity Assessment in Northeast Florida Bay Using Landsat TM Data Caiyun Zhang, Zhixiao Xie, Charles Roberts, Leonard Berry, and Ge Chen An Assessment of Human Vulnerability to Hazards in the US Coastal Northeast and mid-Atlantic Shivangi Prasad Black, White or Green?: The Confederate Battle Emblem and the 2001 Mississippi State Flag Referendum Jonathan I. Leib and Gerald R. Webster The Role of Landscape in the Distribution of Deer-Vehicle Collisions in South Mississippi Jacob J. McKee and David M. Cochran, Jr. Part II: Geographical Notes Dr. John J. Winberry, Jr. (1945–2012) Gregory J. Carbone Part III: Reviews Removing Mountains: Extracting Nature and Identity in the Appalachian Coalfields Rebecca R. Scott Reviewed by Sarah A. Watson Mobile Urbanism: Cities and Policymaking in the Global Age Eugene McCann and Kevin Ward, eds. Reviewed by Brian K. Blickenstaff
Social Science

Klimakulturen und Raum

Umgangsweisen mit Klimawandel an europäischen Küsten

Author: Thorsten Heimann

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658155957

Category: Social Science

Page: 406

View: 5151

Thorsten Heimann geht der Frage nach, wie sich kulturelle Unterschiede im Umgang mit Klimawandel an europäischen Küsten beschreiben und erklären lassen. Dazu entwickelt er das Konzept des relationalen Kulturraums, erarbeitet umweltsoziologische Erklärungsansätze und prüft diese anhand einer Befragung von 830 Akteuren der Raumentwicklung europäischer Küstenstaaten. Er antwortet damit auf raumtheoretische Debatten zur kulturellen Globalisierung, in denen die Gebundenheit von Kulturen an Orte zunehmend in Frage gestellt wird. Mit dem relationalen Kulturraumansatz können kulturelle Formationen zukünftig in vielfältigen sozialwissenschaftlichen Anwendungsfeldern untersucht werden.
Nature

Creating a Sea Change

The WWF/IUCN Marine Policy

Author: Don Hinrichsen,World Wide Fund for Nature,Susan M. Wells

Publisher: World Conservation Union

ISBN: N.A

Category: Nature

Page: 64

View: 3708

WWF and IUCN have joined forces to outline a policy that will address the complexity of the oceans and coasts as well as our dependency on them. The challenge of protecting and sustainably managing marine natural resources, the last great source of wild-caught food on this planet, is a daunting one. The document sets out the goals to be attained and the guiding principles by which these objectives can be achieved.

Versinkende Inselstaaten

Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf die Staatlichkeit kleiner Inselstaaten

Author: Nina Bergmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783428147762

Category:

Page: 206

View: 3070

Science

Climate Change Impacts on the United States

The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change : Overview

Author: National Assessment Synthesis Team (U.S.),U.S. Global Change Research Program

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521000741

Category: Science

Page: 154

View: 1188

Climate Change Impacts on the United States is part of a national process of research analysis and dialogue about the coming changes in climate, their impacts, and what Americans can do to adapt to an uncertain and continuously changing climate. The report was called for by a 1990 law and was written by the National Assessment Synthesis Team (NAST), a committee of experts drawn from governments, universities, industry, and non-governmental organizations with a wide range of expertise and perspective. The NAST produced two documents: the longer Foundation Report and the Overview Report, which is significantly more accessible and shorter. The two reports cover all areas of the United States and are peer-reviewed documents that synthesize results from studies. They identify key climatic vulnerabilities of particular regions and sectors in the context of other changes in the nation's environment, resources, and economy.
Law

Polar Oceans Governance in an Era of Environmental Change

Author: Tim Stephens,David L VanderZwaag

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178195545X

Category: Law

Page: 384

View: 2388

This timely book provides a cutting-edge assessment of how the dynamic ocean regions at the highest latitudes on Earth are being managed in an era of unprecedented environmental change. The Arctic and Southern Oceans are experiencing transformative env