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Environmental Law : Text, Cases & Materials - Elizabeth Fisher

Environmental Law

Text, Cases & Materials

Paperback Published: 6th June 2019
ISBN: 9780198811077
Number Of Pages: 888

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Environmental Law: Text, Cases, and Materials has been designed to provide students with everything they need to approach the subject with confidence. Experts in the area, the authors combine clear and insightful commentary with carefully chosen extracts from UK and international sources to offer students a well-rounded view of the subject area.Covering a broad range of topics, the authors introduce discussion on controversies and debates and encourage readers to engage in critical reflection by posing regular discussion questions throughout the text. Further reading suggestions point students towards useful resources, guiding their independent research.


  • Comprehensive updating of material and restructuring of chapters to reflect legal developments and to keep a focus on critical analysis, for example, new chapters have been dedicated to climate change law and air quality law
  • Changes in this new edition capture the cutting edge of scholarship in this very dynamic area of law, including discussion on the Paris Agreement and the Client Earth litigation
  • Contents of pollution control chapters have been revised, discussing developments in flood and drought lawAn engagement with the themes raised by Brexit in relation to environmental law

  • Provides detailed discussion of key cases, drawing together extracts from leading judgments, responses to controversial decisions, and the authors' own opinion to create a well-rounded account of the subjectIncludes chapter conclusions and further reading suggestions to help student distil the essential issues and to support their independent study in preparation for assessments
  • Discussion questions throughout the text, encouraging students to think analytically about key issues

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    "This book is a great resource drawing on an excellent breadth of source material." - Prof Karen Morrow, Professor of Environmental Law, Swansea University"Rich in case studies illustrating applications of the law." - Dr Kirsten Davies, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University"It offers students an excellent basis for further research." - Dr Aleksandra Cavoski, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham

  • Part I: The Basics1. What is environmental law?2. Understanding environmental problemsPart II: Legal Themes and Concepts3. Private law4. Public law5. Criminal liability6. Statutory liabilities and remedies7. Courts8. Principle and policy9. Regulatory strategyPart III: Legal Cultures10. Environmental law in the legal culture of the United Kingdom11. European Union environmental law12. International environmental lawPart IV: Pollution Control13. Pollution control permitting14. Integrated pollution control15. Water pollution16. Waste regulation17. Air quality law18. Climate change lawPart V: Environmental Law and Environmental Protection19. Planning law20. Environmental impact assessment21. Nature conservation

    ISBN: 9780198811077
    ISBN-10: 0198811071
    Series: Text, Cases, and Materials
    Audience: Tertiary; University or College
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 888
    Published: 6th June 2019
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 19.05  x 4.45
    Weight (kg): 1.48
    Edition Number: 2
    Edition Type: Revised

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