Sustainable Development in International Law Making and Trade

Author: Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784717278
Release Date: 2015-09-25
Genre: Business & Economics

This timely book provides an accessible insight into how the concept of sustainable development can be made operational through its translation into legal terms. Understood as a multidimensional legal principle, sustainable development facilitates coherent international law making. Using this notion as an analytical lens on the WTO Agreement on Agriculture, the book considers the unresolved question of what a sustainable and coherent agricultural trade agreement could look like.

Trade in Water Under International Law

Author: Fitzgerald Temmerman
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781785369131
Release Date: 2017-07-28
Genre:

It is clear that more sustainable and efficient use of fresh water resources will become crucial in future global water management to avoid major threats to biological life. Trade in Water Under International Law offers a careful and well-reasoned introduction and analysis of this emerging and largely unchartered subject of international trade law, which has hitherto been of key importance in domestic law and policy, exploring the potential and limits of addressing the use of water resources in the context of World Trade Organization law.

Promoting responsible investment in agriculture and food systems

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
ISBN: 9789251094754
Release Date: 2018-10-26
Genre: Political Science

This guide provides a methodology for the review of national legal and institutional frameworks related to responsible investments in agriculture and food systems. It also identifies key areas of regulation within a thematic context, with a focus on larger scale private agricultural investments in primary agriculture.

Nachhaltige Entwicklung und Generationengerechtigkeit

Author: Klaus Mathis
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161551664
Release Date: 2017-07-27
Genre: Law

Eine Entwicklung ist nachhaltig, wenn sie den Bed�rfnissen der heutigen Generationen entspricht, ohne dass sie die M�glichkeit der zuk�nftigen Generationen, ihre Bed�rfnisse zu befriedigen, gef�hrdet. Klaus Mathis verfolgt einen interdisziplin�ren Ansatz und leuchtet die Thematik der nachhaltigen Entwicklung und Generationengerechtigkeit aus rechtlicher, �konomischer und philosophischer Sicht aus. Angesichts der globalen Tragweite des Themas wird dabei nicht nur die schweizerische, sondern auch die internationale Debatte abgebildet. Die Publikation richtet sich deshalb an ein breites Publikum aus verschiedenen Disziplinen im gesamten deutschsprachigen Raum. Dabei sind aus rechtsvergleichender Perspektive insbesondere die mannigfaltige rechtliche Verankerung der nachhaltigen Entwicklung in der schweizerischen Bundesverfassung und ihre Umsetzung in der Gesetzgebung und Rechtsanwendung von Bedeutung.

Netherlands Yearbook of International Law 2017

Author: Fabian Amtenbrink
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462652439
Release Date: 2018-07-26
Genre: Law

This Volume of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law explores emerging trends and key developments in international economic law. It examines shifts in the levels of cooperation (from multilateral to plurilateral, regional or bilateral—or vice versa), and shifts in the forms of cooperation (new types of actors and instruments). These trends are analysed both from a conceptual and a practical perspective, with contributions addressing drivers for change, historical perspectives, future developments, and evolutions in specific policy fields. While a focus on international economic law may certainly not tell the whole story in relation to shifts in levels and forms of international cooperation, it does allow for a more detailed analysis of some of the important trends we currently witness. The Netherlands Yearbook of International Law was first published in 1970. It offers a forum for the publication of scholarly articles in a varying thematic area of public international law.

Trade Food Security and Human Rights

Author: Dr Ying Chen
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781472437440
Release Date: 2014-09-28
Genre: Law

Most scholars attribute systemic causes of food insecurity to poverty, human overpopulation, lack of farmland, and expansion of biofuel programs. However, as Chen argues here, another significant factor has been overlooked. The current food insecurity is not absolute food shortage, since global food production still exceeds the need of the entire world population, but a problem of how to secure access to resources. Distorted agricultural trade undermines world food distribution, and uneven distribution impedes people’s access to food, particularly in poor developing countries. Examining EU and US agricultural policies and World Trade Organization negotiations in agriculture, the author argues how they affect the international agricultural trade, claiming that current food insecurity is the result of inequitable food distribution and trade practices. The international trade regime is advised to reconcile trade rules with the consideration of food security issues. Several other enforceable solutions to reduce world hunger and malnutrition are also advanced, including national capacity building, the improvement of governance, and strategic development of biofuel programs. This book will be of great interest to agricultural trade professionals and consultant policy makers in the EU, US and developing countries. Students and researchers with a concentration on international trade, agriculture economics, global governance and international law will benefit greatly from this study.

The Politics of Participation in Sustainable Development Governance

Author: Jessica F. Green
Publisher: United Nations Univ
ISBN: 9280811339
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

This book examines the obstacles to effective participation, and how they can be overcome to improve both the quality of engagement and the resulting systems of sustainable development governance. The authors offer a working definition of engagement, and describe formal and informal methods that actors may use to participate in and influence global policymaking. They examine a number of current policymaking processes, draw lessons from successful examples, and provide recommendations for future improvements in the governance of sustainable development.

When Cooperation Fails

Author: Mark A. Pollack
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199237289
Release Date: 2009-05-21
Genre: Law

The dispute over genetically modified organisms has brought the US and the EU into conflict. This book examines the dynamic interactions of domestic law and politics, transnational networks, international regimes, and global markets, through a theoretically grounded and empirically comprehensive analysis of the governance of GM foods and crops.

Modernizing the United Nations System

Author: John E. Trent
Publisher: Barbara Budrich
ISBN: 9783866490031
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Political Science

Modernizing the United Nations system is necessary to deal with the anarchy of globalization. Significant institutional change means winners and losers in the game of power. To make the UN more competent it must have more authority, which means constraining sovereignty. Some states fear international organizations interfering in their affairs. Others want to maintain their power over parts of the UN. How can the UN system be modernized if governments are unwilling or unable to do so? This book contends that civil society must mobilize its capacities to bring a new will to national and international politics and oblige governments to act. Modernizing the United Nations System starts by demonstrating the need for institutional change at the UN and then shows how, both in the past and the present, leading individuals and non-governmental organizations, using their knowledge base and their organizational networks, have led the fight for international organizations. After a summary of major UN reform proposals over the years, the book concludes by identifying leading global reformers and elaborating a detailed plan for a global reform movement to spearhead the modernization of the UN system.

Law and sustainable development since Rio

Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Legal Office
Publisher: Food Agriculture Organization
ISBN: 925104788X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Law

In the decade between the Rio Conference and the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, sustainable development has become a universal watchword, and a catalyst for the reorientation of legal texts. Profound legal changes have been triggered by the transformation of socialist economies and the accelerating globalization of trade and economy. At the same time, recognition has been gained for the role of the law in achieving development and environmental objectives and in supporting good governance. This book reports and reflects on emerging trends and interesting experiments in the legal frameworks governing agriculture and natural resource management.

Die soziale Eroberung der Erde

Author: Edward O. Wilson
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406645310
Release Date: 2013-02-28
Genre: Social Science

Woher kommen wir? Was sind wir? Wohin gehen wir? Der große Biologe E. O. Wilson entschlüsselt die Evolution des Menschen Die soziale Eroberung der Erde ist die Summe lebenslanger innovativer Forschung, die Krönung des Lebenswerkes von Edward O. Wilson. Seine weitreichende These: Die soziale Gruppe und nicht das egoistische Gen war der entscheidende Faktor der Menschwerdung. "Keinem außer Edward O. Wilson konnte eine derart brillante Synthese aus Biologie und Geisteswissenschaften gelingen, die Licht wirft auf den Ursprung von Sprache, Religion, Kunst und der gesamten menschlichen Kultur." Oliver Sacks "Eine große, doch einfache Fragestellung, überzeugende Erklärungen, eine meisterhafte Beherrschung der Wissenschaft und eine anschauliche, verständliche Darstellung einmal mehr hat E.O. Wilson ein Buch geschrieben mit den Qualitäten, die ihm Pulitzerpreise und ein Millionenpublikum eingebracht haben." Jared Diamond "Ein fabelhaftes Buch." Bill Clinton

Contemporary Issues in International Law

Author: B.C. Nirmal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789811062773
Release Date: 2018-02-13
Genre: Law

This book explores the changing nature of international law and its ability to respond to the contemporary issues related to international environment, trade and information technology. The evolution of international law has reached a stage where we are witnessing diminishing power of the state and its capacity to deal with the economic matters challenging the existing notions of territory and sovereignty. Recent trends in international law and international relations show that states no longer have exclusive control over the decision-making process at the global level. Keeping this in mind, the book brings together the perspectives of various international and national scholars. The book considers diverse issues such as, sustainable development, climate change, global warming, Rio+20, technology transfer, agro-biodiversity and genetic resource, authority for protection of environment, human right to water, globalization, human rights, sui generis options in IP laws, impact of liberalization on higher education, regulation of international trade, intellectual property rights, collective administration of copyright, broadcast reproduction rights, implementation of copyright law, communication rights under copyright law, arbitration for IP disputes, doctrine of exhaustion of rights, trans-border reputation of trademark, information as an asset, cyber obscenity and pornography, e-governance, taxation of e-commerce, computer crime, information technology, domain names, research excellence in legal education, ideological perspective on legal education, challenges for law teachers, and clinical legal education. The topics, though diverse, are closely interrelated, with the common concern throughout being that the global environment, international trade, information technology and legal education need appropriate national normative and institutional responses as well as the global cooperation of members of the international community. Presenting reflections of a number of Asian, African and European scholars on these varied facets, the book is of great value to scholars, practitioners, teachers and students associated with contemporary international law.

Environmental Change and Globalization Double Exposures

Author: Robin Leichenko
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199884261
Release Date: 2008-08-28
Genre: Science

This book explores the connections between two of the most transformative processes of the twenty-first century, namely climate change and globalization. In this book, Leichenko and O'Brien present a conceptual framework for analyzing the interactions between these two processes, and illustrate, through case studies, how these interactions create situations of "double exposure." Drawing upon prominent recent and current climate-related events -- Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, recurring droughts in India, and the melting of Arctic sea ice -- the case studies each demonstrate a different pathway of interaction between globalization and global environmental change. Through exploration of these pathways of double exposure, the book also shows how broader human security concerns including growing inequalities, growing vulnerabilities, and unsustainable rates of development are integrally connected to both processes of global change. The double exposure framework not only sheds light on the challenges raised by these two global processes, but also reveals possibilities for using the interactions to generate positive opportunities for action.

Die weltweite Ungleichheit

Author: Facundo Alvaredo
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406723865
Release Date: 2018-07-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Mit seinem Weltbestseller «Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert» hat Thomas Piketty eine heftige Kontroverse über die wachsende Ungleichheit in den westlichen Gesellschaften und deren Ursachen ausgelöst. Nun folgt der «World Inequality Report» – der gründlichste und aktuellste Bericht zur Lage der weltweiten Ungleichheit. Ein junges Team von Ökonomen, zu dem auch Piketty gehört, legt darin Fakten und Analysen vor, die ganz klar zeigen: Fast überall auf der Welt nimmt die Ungleichheit dramatisch zu. 1980 verdienten in den USA die unteren 50 Prozent der Lohnskala 21 Prozent des gesamten nationalen Einkommens, während das oberste 1 Prozent 11 Prozent des gesamten Einkommens mit nach Hause nahm. Doch dieser gewaltige Spagat hat sich heute sogar noch umgekehrt: Während die untersten 50 Prozent nur noch 13 Prozent des Einkommens nach Hause bringen, sichert sich das oberste 1 Prozent mehr als 20 Prozent des gesamten Einkommens. Diesen Trend zunehmender ökonomischer Ungleichheit gibt es nicht nur in den USA, sondern nahezu überall auf der Welt. Er wirkt wie eine bedrohliche kapitalistische Urgewalt, gegen die sich im Zeitalter von Globalisierung und Beschleunigung nichts ausrichten lässt. Der «World Inequality Report» zeigt, dass dies nicht stimmt. Wir können und müssen etwas gegen diesen Trend unternehmen – und eine starke Demokratie mit klaren Spielregeln für die Marktwirtschaft kann dies bewirken.