This book offers recent insights into some of the burning issues of our times: climate change, exposure to chemicals, refugee issues and the ecological harm that accompanies conflict situations. It brings together a group of pioneering scholars, mostly legal experts but also thinkers from various scientific disciplines, to discuss concerns from around the globe - from Australia and New Zealand, to Canada and the United States, European countries including Germany, Italy, Britain and the Czech Republic, as well as the African continent. Presenting the latest climate and ecology-related case law, as well as analyses of the conceptual issues that underlie international problems, it covers the extinction of species, the basic role of women and Indigenous peoples in protecting the environment, the failure of today's states to protect the human right to a safe environment and public health, the harm arising from the current industrial food production, and the problems resulting from a growth-oriented economy. Lastly, the book examines various international legal principles and regulations that have been proposed to defend global ecological rights.
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Part I: Ecological Integrity: Climate Change and Water Issues Lessons Learned from IPCC's Underestimation of Climate Change Impacts About the Need for a PrecautionaryClimate Change Science Animal Based Industries and Climate Change Climate Science Before the Courts: Turning the Tide in Climate Change Litigation 'Thieves, Shady Deals and Murder': Water Theft, Buy-Backs and Fish Kills in the Murray Darling Basin of Australia Refugees at Sea in a Hostile World Part II: Public Health and Ecointegrity Using Science and Law to Promote Humans' Biological Integrity Epidemiology and Public Health Under Siege: In Whose Best Interests? Saving Species, Healthy Humanity: The Key Role of Women in Ecological Integrity Part III: Ecological Integrity and State Obligations African Eco-Philosophy and Its Implications for Ecological Integrity in Africa State Global Responsibility for Environmental Crises: The Ethical and Legal Implications of a State's Failure to Protect Human Rights Promoting Human Attachment to Place in Ecological Law Protected Wilderness: Is It Still Possible? Quantum Mechanics and Law: What Does Quantum Mechanics Teach Us? Part IV: Ecological Integrity and the Role of Earth Science Evaluation of Ecological Integrity in Landscape Based on Remote Sensing Data Social and Economic Conditions for Wilderness Protection in Europe: Case of Šumava National Park, Czech Republic Is it Possible to Maintain a Biodiversity of Natural Habitats Under Global Change and Increasing Landscape Exploitation? Agriculture in the European Union: Seven More Years of Environmental Austerity? Part V: Ecological Integrity and the Geopolitical Situation The Political Economy of Managing Without Growth Opportunity Within Failure: Can the Global Pact for the Environment Learn from Responsibility to Protect? The Role of Trusteeship in Earth Governance Environmental Damages and Armed Conflict.
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