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European Environmental Law Forum series ; v. 3.
This book is the third volume in the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF) Book Series. The EELF is a non-profit initiative of environmental law scholars and practitioners from across Europe aiming to support intellectual exchange on the development and implementation of international, European and national environmental law in Europe. One of the activities of the EELF is an annual conference. This book bundles 15 contributions from those presented during the Third EELF Conference in Aix-en-Provence, hosted by the CERIC, Aix-Marseille University, from 2 to 4 September 2015. The central topic of the book is the effectiveness of environmental law. Indeed the impressive developments in environmental law in recent years have not always been matched by corresponding improvements in environmental quality. The threats to our environment and, by extension, to human health have never been so numerous or so serious. Paradoxically, the effectiveness of environmental law has been a long-neglected issue. This book offers a fruitful and stimulating dialogue between practitioners and academics, from varied countries and varied fields, combining empirical and theoretical approaches to the topic. Suggestions for improving the effectiveness of environmental law range from classic - yet still necessary - approaches working within criminal and administrative channels, such as civil sanctions, liability rules and strengthening the regulatory structure and the role of judges, to more innovative methods involving public participation, collaborative or hybrid governance and private environmental enforcement. Dr. Sandrine Maljean-Dubois is a professor at the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) and teaches international environmental law at the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Aix-Marseille University. She has edited several books and a large number of articles in this field, focusing in particular on biodiversity, non-compliance mechanisms and climate change negotiations. She is a member of the advisory board of the European Environmental Law Forum (EELF).
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Climate resilience of critical infrastructural network sectors : an interdisciplinary method for assessing formal responsibilities for climate adaptation in critical infrastructural network sectors / Herman Kasper Gilissen, Peter Driessen, Heleen Mees, Marleen Van Riswick, Hens Runhaar, Caroline Uittenbroek and Rebecca Wörner Effectiveness of payment for ecosystem services : a mix between a gradient model of public intervention and an effective normative framework / Adélia Pomade Effectiveness of environmental law through contracts / Mathilde Hautereau-Boutonnet Legal weaknesses and windows of opportunity in transnational biodiversity protection : as seen through the lens of an ecosystem approach-based paradigm / Elina Raitanen Better expertise through institutional linkages : the case of the Mediterranean Basin / Guillaume Futhazar Environmental dignity rights / Erin Daly and James R. May Environmental protection of traditional knowledge and the active participation of indigenous peoples in the planning, management and decision-making processes as means of improving the effectiveness of environmental law / Priscilla Cardoso Rodrigues Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources in France : is French law appropriate for achieving the objectives? / Marie Lamoureaux Changing patterns of international environmental law-making : addressing normative effectiveness / Owen McIntyre Effectiveness of EU nature legislation : a long battle to secure supporting sectoral policies / Sandra Jen Towards more effective protection of water resources in Europe by improving the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Aarhus Convention in the Netherlands / Ernst Plambeck, Lorenzo Squintani and H.F.M.W. (Marleen) van Rijswick Environmental inspectors and public prosecutors : is sharing information always useful? / Carole M. Billiet and Sandra Rousseau Environmental damage caused by oil exploitation in Brazil : the "Conduct Adjustment Agreement" (TAC) as a means to circumvent civil liability ineffectiveness / Carina Costa de Oliveira, Liziane Paixão Oliveira and Priscila Pereira de Andrade Can multilateral development banks be more environmentally effective? perspectives from the practice of international accountability mechanisms / Vanessa Richard.