Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Journal of Environmental Law & Policy

Basic info

  • Publisher: The Grassroots Institute
  • Country of publisher: canada
  • Date added to EuroPub: 2021/Jun/04

Subject and more

  • LCC Subject Category: Law, Social Sciences
  • Publisher's keywords: Environmental Law; Environmental Policy; Environmental Justice; Sustainability
  • Language of fulltext: english
  • Time from submission to publication: 6 weeks

Publication charges

  • Article Processing Charges (APCs): No
  • Submission charges: No
  • Waiver policy for charges? Yes

Open access & licensing

  • Type of License: CC BY
  • License terms
  • Open Access Statement: Yes
  • Year open access content began: 2021
  • Does the author retain unrestricted copyright? True
  • Does the author retain publishing rights? False

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  • Permanent article identifier: DOI
  • Content digitally archived in: Other
  • Deposit policy registered in: Sherpa/Romeo

This journal has '7' articles

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND INCLUSIONS: Inaugural Editorial

ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE AND INCLUSIONS: Inaugural Editorial

Authors: Kamrul Hossain
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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Abstract

The environmental agenda encompasses a relatively large number of issues having multiple actors involved in and around them. Environmental problems are diverse and complex, both in local as well as in international settings. The complexity of environmental problems often involves exploring various solution approaches. The regulatory process is one of them; and the policy process complements regulatory developments. They guide human behaviour. Given that human interactions with nature and ecological processes are central to environmental problems, law and policy regulations suggest changing human behaviour in order to be in harmony with nature and to better cope with natural processes. Coping with natural processes does not mean seeking the adoption of preventive measures only. Rather, positive and proactive measures are necessary to recover from environmental harm, as we have already caused significant damage to our environment. We must recover from the injury caused to our planet in order for it to exist in its unique condition and to continue with life support systems that are sustainable. Law and policies are some of the tools we employ to recover from the damages caused to our environment. Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, the environmental agenda has predominantly captured our attention on all decision-shaping and decision-making levels, including political, economic, scientific, and cultural spheres both in academic and non-academic contexts. The actors' joint efforts have provided us with a mutual understanding of environmental problems, a set of agreed-upon norms and principles, and procedural practices to respond to such problems.

Keywords: Environmental Justice; Environmental Inclusion
CHARTING THE COURSE FOR A BLUE ECONOMY  IN NIGERIA: A LEGAL AGENDA

CHARTING THE COURSE FOR A BLUE ECONOMY IN NIGERIA: A LEGAL AGENDA

Authors: Opeyemi Adewale Gbadegesin; Simisola Akintola
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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Ocean and coast based economic activities are increasingly being recognized as key drivers for supporting global economies. This move towards a “blue economy” is becoming widespread in view of the paucity of land resources being experienced globally by promoting sustainable and inclusive economic growth using oceanic resources. The sustainability of these ocean-based activities must however be intricately linked with the existence of a comprehensive and cohesive legal framework to align marine conservation with the extractive and exploitative endeavors. This paper analyses the potential for a blue economy in Nigeria and examines the adequacy of the existing legal regimes on marine environmental protection meant to reduce the risks of intensified ocean-based activities resulting into unsustainable environmental impacts. The paper submits that deriving sustainable wealth from ocean-based activities in Nigeria is achievable given the existing legal framework for marine environmental protection in the country. It however recommends the need to further tighten the noose around the implementation protocols of these laws to better integrate the health of the ocean ecosystem into the development of the country’s ocean resources.

Keywords: Blue economy; Sustainability; Environmental protection; Legal framework; Nigeria
Analysis of Indian and Canadian Laws Regulating the Biopesticides: A Comparison

Analysis of Indian and Canadian Laws Regulating the Biopesticides: A Comparison

Authors: Hasrat Arjjumend; Konstantia Koutouki
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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Abstract

An excessive use of toxic plant protection chemicals has irreversibly damaged the soil biology of agroecosystems, resulting in a substantial decline of productivity. Biocontrol agents, especially microbial biopesticides, are seen as one of the key solutions to overcome toxicity and pest resistance issues. Biopesticides are defined as mass-produced agents manufactured from living microorganisms or natural products used for the control of pests. Laws to regulate biopesticides both in India and Canada need to be analysed from the perspectives of trade facilitation, ease of business, proliferation of green technologies and products, and the sustainability and revitalization of soil biology. Registration of new biopesticides for its manufacturing, trade, import, storage, transport, disposal and safety is discussed from the point of view of the legal barriers imposed on the production process and trade. Having compared laws of both countries, authors offer recommendations for legal reform.

Keywords: Biopesticides; Microbial Products; Agrarian Laws; Legal Analysis; Legal Reform
Formation and Development of the Ecosystem Approach in International Environmental Law before the Convention on Biological Diversity

Formation and Development of the Ecosystem Approach in International Environmental Law before the Convention on Biological Diversity

Authors: Yevhenii Suietnov
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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The article analyses general aspects of the formation and development of the ecosystem approach in international environmental law before the adoption and entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity. On the grounds of thorough and complex research encompassing the main international environmental agreements and scientists’ views, it is concluded that the issues of protection and conservation of natural ecosystems and implementation of the ecosystem approach had already received wide support at the international level by that time, whereas adopted agreements created the necessary base for the further formation and development of the ecosystem approach as a holistic concept under the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Keywords: Environmental law; International agreements; Sustainable development; Biological diversity; Ecosystem; Ecosystem approach
Assessment of Environmental Damage and Policy Actions by Using Contingent Valuation Method: An Empirical Analysis of Sago Industrial Pollution in Tamil Nadu, India

Assessment of Environmental Damage and Policy Actions by Using Contingent Valuation Method: An Empirical Analysis of Sago Industrial Pollution in Tamil Nadu, India

Authors: Palani Periyasamy; Rajendran Sagar
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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Abstract

The objective of the study focusses on water quality, health impact, loss of agriculture production and livestock population. Primary data was collected from 413 households in the study villages of Kaveripuram, Ammampalayam, Kattukkottai and Mallur by adopting the stratified random sampling technique. The information was also gathered on the sago industrial pollution to estimate the households’ willingness to pay for improved water quality, and the human health impacts, loss of agriculture production, livestock populations and loss of environmental resources in the study area. The outcome of this study will be helpful to determining the sustainable environmental upgradation and policy reform.

Keywords: Water quality; Health impact; Agriculture production;Sago industry; Willingness to pay; Environmental pollution; Policy
The Legal Regulation of Climate Change in Ukraine: Issues and Prospects

The Legal Regulation of Climate Change in Ukraine: Issues and Prospects

Authors: Ievgeniia Kopytsia
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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Abstract

When the climate change is one of the most urgent, complex and challenging global problems of the present, threatening global economy and international security, it has to be primarily regulated domestically, at the level of a State. The present article aims to examine the current state of legal regulation of the climate change issues in Ukraine. Accordingly, the critical analyses of the national legislation on climate change regulation and whether it corresponds with the State policy’s strategic aims are conducted; the provisions of strategic documents on climate change adaptation and mitigation in Ukraine are examined and the evaluation of such regulatory mechanism’s efficiency and effectiveness is performed. As a result, the author points out the drawbacks of national policy and law encompassing the climate change and offers a set of suggestions for its improvement.

Keywords: Climate change; State policy; State climate policy; UNFCCC; Association Agreement; European Green Deal
Environmental Protection and Public Participation in the USSR during the Latter 20th Century

Environmental Protection and Public Participation in the USSR during the Latter 20th Century

Authors: Rinata Kazak
Year: 2021, Volume: 1, Number: 001
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This article considers the evolution of public participation in environmental protection and the “green movement” in the USSR and subsequent legal developments in the later part of 20th century. The article deals with legal history, using the diachronic methods to examine the evolution of public participation in environmental protection under the pressure of the totalitarian regime. The public participation in the USSR is divided into three main historical stages. An overview of the main challenges and achievements of the "green movement” in the USSR during 1950s-1990s is included; as well as causes and consequences of environmental activities in the USSR are highlighted. The three stages of the evolution of public participation in the mid-20th century are as follows: The first stage (up to 1980s) is characterized by the non-politicized activity, usually initiated by students or created by tourist clubs; the second stage (1980s – 1990s) has a special feature that is, liberalization of the political movement; and the third stage (beginning of 1990s) is described by the significant decline of interest in the Nature protection activities, which can be attributed to the unstable political environment at that time.

Keywords: Environmental law; Public participation; USSR; Nature protection; Environmental history

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