Ocean and Coastal Law and Policy

Author: Donald C. Baur
Publisher:
ISBN: 1627227431
Release Date: 2016-08-07
Genre: Law

This authoritative and trusted practical resource for attorneys, government officials, and scholars analyses and explains the current legal framework of our ocean and coastal policies. Drawing upon the expertise of leading practitioners and scholars, it considers the full array of issues in ocean and coastal law. Chapters address the current state of the law for each topic, followed by analysis of emerging and unresolved issues, offering both a balanced perspective and pertinent insights.

Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law

Author: Randall S. Abate
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199368747
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Law

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.

The Law of the Sea

Author: Thomas A. Clingan
Publisher: Austin & Winfield Pub
ISBN: UVA:35007001602774
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Law

This reference is built around the 1982 United Nations Convention on the law of the sea and other relevant maritime materials. While it addresses all aspects of ocean usage, much emphasis has been placed on issues of contemporary importance such as international fisheries and maritime boundaries.

Climate Change and the Oceans

Author: Robin Warner
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781781006160
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Nature

Climate Change and the Oceans investigates the effects of climate change on the ocean environment and its implications for maritime activities, both globally and within the Asia Pacific region. This detailed work draws together informed opinion from a range of disciplines to examine the impacts of climate change on marine and coastal areas and review legal and policy responses to the rapidly changing ocean environment. Issues including the effects on fisheries and marine biodiversity in the Asia Pacific region, maritime security, global shipping, marine jurisdiction and marine geo-engineering are also explored. Examining the multiple impacts of climate change on the oceans and ocean based solutions to mitigate the adverse impacts of climate change, this thought-provoking book will prove invaluable to academics, researchers and students in the fields of law, environment, ecology and political science. Oceans and marine environmental policymakers will also find this to be an essential resource.

Ocean Yearbook 23

Author: Aldo Chircop
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers / Brill Academic Publi
ISBN: 9004174745
Release Date: 2009-03-01
Genre: Law

Devoted to assessing the state of ocean and coastal governance, knowledge, and management, the "Ocean Yearbook" provides information in one convenient resource. As in previous editions, articles provide multidisciplinary expert perspectives on contemporary issues. Each new volume draws on policy studies, international relations, international and comparative law, management, marine sciences, economics, and social sciences. Each volume contains key legal and policy instruments and an annually updated global directory of ocean-related organizations. The Yearbook is a collaborative initiative of the International Ocean Institute (www.ioinst.org) in Malta and the Marine & Environmental Law Institute (www.dal.ca/law/MELAW) at Dalhousie Law School.

Endangered Species Act

Author: Donald C. Baur
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 1604425806
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Law

"As Secretary of the Interior, implementing the Endangered Species Act was one of my most important, and challenging, responsibilities. All who deal with this complex and critical law need a clear and comprehensive guide to its provisions, interpretation, and implementation. With chapters written by some of the foremost practitioners in the field, the new edition of Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives is an essential reference for conservationists and the regulated community and the attorneys who represent them."---Bruce Babbbitt, former Secretary of the Interior "In January 1973, when i introduced in Congress the bill that would become the Endangered Species Act, I described it as one of the most important pieces of legislation needed if we were to conserve, protect, and propagate our thereatened fish and our wildlife resources, which were diminishing too rapidly. I am proud to have introduced the original bill and even prouder that, in the ensuing years, the Endangered Species Act has saved hundreds of species from extinction. We have learned much along the way about the conservation of endangered species, the needs of the regulated community, and how the Endangered Species Act can successfully reconcile the two. It is important that we have a comprehensive understanding of the problems and potential of this landmark law."---John D. Dingell, U.S. House of Representatives, Michigan "Possibly the single most effective legislative effort of modern times to ensure that our children and grandchildren can enjoy the blessings of nature that were passed on to our generation was the enactment of the landmark Endangered Species Act (ESA) in 1973. The ESA has allowed the United States to make great advances in protecting the web of life that enables the intricate coexistence of man, plant, and animal. In my role as Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources, I recognize the role of the Endangered Species Act in helping us to fulfill our stewardship responsibilities while balancing local concerns and economic needs. Understanding how the ESA works is essential to its continued success."---Nick J. Rahall, II, U.S. House of Representatives, West Virginia "After a lifetime of studying, writing about, and being amazed by the diversity of life, I remain convinced that failing to do everything we can to protect it is the folly future generations are least likely to forgive us. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most far-sighted and important laws ever adopted. A thorough understanding of how the law works, the major policy issues surrounding it, and how to resolve those issues will ensure the law's continued success in protecting biodiversity. Endangered Species Act: Law, Policy, and Perspectives provides readers with the needed insight to this critically important law."---Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Honorary Curator in Entomology at the Museum of Comparative Zoology

International Organizations and the Law of the Sea

Author: Netherlands Institute for the Law of the Sea
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 0792326148
Release Date: 1994-03-01
Genre: Law

Building on the success of the International Journal of Estuarine & Coastal Law & Marine Policy Reports , The International Journal of Marine & Coastal Law addresses all aspects of marine (maritime) & coastal law. Its breadth of coverage extends to all of the legal issues arising from Ocean & Coastal Management, Marine & Coastal Conservation, Maritime Boundary Delimitation, High Seas, EEZ & Coastal Fisheries Management, Control of Marine & Coastal Pollution, Offshore Energy & Resource Exploitation, Sea Bed Mining, International Aspects of Shipping, Estuarine & Coastal Zone Resource Management, & Naval & Military Uses of the Oceans. An International Editorial Board supplies a distinctive feature: a vigorous current developments section which provides notes & commentary on international treaties & case law, national statute law, national court decisions, & other aspects of state practice; includes the relevant original documentation where appropriate; & monitors developments in relevant international organizations at a global & regional level. The format also includes in-depth articles, each preceded by an abstract; a book review section; & a current bibliography. An index & tables of cases, statutes, agreements, conventions, & treaties also enhance the accessibility of information.

Transboundary Environmental Governance

Author: Simon Marsden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317008040
Release Date: 2016-02-24
Genre: Law

Effective protection of the marine and terrestrial environment increasingly requires cooperation between neighbouring States, international organizations, government entities and communities within States. This book analyses key aspects of transboundary environmental law and policy and their implementation in Asia, Australasia and Australian offshore territories, and surrounding areas beyond national jurisdiction including Antarctica. It discusses the potential for implementing key transboundary environmental mechanisms such as the 1991 Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) and its 1997 Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Kiev Protocol) in Australia and Asia drawing on experience from other regions and the potential application of these agreements to all UN member states. The book makes an innovative contribution to research in the area of transboundary environmental governance particularly as it applies to Asia, Australasia and international areas, supplementing similar research which has predominantly focused on Europe and North America.

International Marine Economy

Author: Myron H. Nordquist
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004323445
Release Date: 2017-04-10
Genre: Law

International Marine Economy offers contributions from marine experts around the globe on the economic impacts of recent developments in international waters.

Beyond the Law of the Sea

Author: George Galdorisi
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0275957543
Release Date: 1997
Genre: History

This work describes in detail such issues as the concurrent development of international law and the law of the sea, the complex negotiating process that resulted in the completed Law of Sea Convention and policy directions and issues for the US in the post-convention environment.

The Law of the Sea

Author: United Nations Publications
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9211336678
Release Date: 2009-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Compiled by the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, this bibliography covers 21 subject categories based on the major topics of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea. It is intended for the use of those interested in ocean affairs and the law of the sea matters in general and in the UN Conventional on the Law in the Sea in particular.

From the Forest to the Sea Public Lands Management and Marine Spatial Planning

Author: Morgan Gopnik
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317745433
Release Date: 2015-01-09
Genre: Nature

The management of common pool resources and publicly-owned areas is fraught with difficulty. This book explores the long, complex, and frequently contentious history of public lands management in the United States in order to draw lessons for the emerging field of marine spatial planning (MSP). The author first establishes that these two seemingly different settings are in fact remarkably similar, drawing on established theories of policy analysis. The work then examines the management of US National Forests over the past 120 years, including three place-based case studies, to discover recurring themes. The analysis shows how different management approaches evolved over time in response to changing laws and cultural norms, producing outcomes favored by different constituencies. This history also reveals the ambiguities and contradictions inherent in multiple-use management of any public space. Next, the book analyzes recent efforts to advance MSP, both in the US and globally, showing how they mirror past experiences in National Forest management, including similar disagreements among stakeholders. In conclusion the author suggests how those within ocean-related sectors – government, academia, industry, and environmental groups – might achieve their individual and collective goals more effectively based on lessons from the public lands setting.

Towards Principled Oceans Governance

Author: Donald R. Rothwell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134175888
Release Date: 2006-09-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Australia and Canada have been at the forefront of efforts to operationalize integrated oceans and coastal management. Throughout the 1990s both countries devoted considerable effort to developing strategies to give effect to international ocean management obligations. This key book focuses on principles of marine environmental conservation and management, maritime regulation and enforcement, and regional maritime planning and implementation. With contributions from respected scholars, this informative book collectively assesses the obligations, compliance, implementation and trends in international ocean law, particularly in giving effect to an Oceans Policy, regional maritime planning, international oceans governance, and maritime security. This book will be of interest to all academics involved with maritime studies and international law.