International yearbook of soil law and policy. 2520-1271 ; 2016.
The first volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy includes an important discussion on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals that are the basis for the post-2015 development agenda up to the year 2030; the Yearbook focuses in particular on Goal 15, which includes achieving a "land degradation-neutral world." It also provides a comprehensive and highly informative overview of the latest developments at the international level, important cross-disciplinary issues and different approaches in national legislation. The book is divided into four sections. Forewords by internationally renowned academics and politicians are followed by an analysis of the content and structure of the Sustainable Development Goals with regard to soil and land as well as the scientific methods for their implementation. In addition, all relevant international regimes are discussed, including the latest developments, such as the decisions made at the 12th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The next section deals with cross-disciplinary issues relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals like the right to food, land tenure, migration and the "Economics of Land Degradation" initiative. The last section gathers reports on the development of national legislation from various nations and supra-national entities, including Brazil, China, the European Union, Mongolia, Namibia and the United States. Addressing this broad range of key topics, the book offers an indispensible tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field. The "International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy" is a book series that discusses the central questions of law and politics with regard to the protection and sustainable management of soil and land - at the international, national and regional level.
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Part I: Words of Welcome from All Continents: Greeting to the launch of the Yearbook from an African Perspective Audit of Soil Governance .-Soils need international governance - A European perspective for the first volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy North American Soils and World Food Soils Governance, an Australian perspective Striving for Land-Soil Sustainability: Some Legal Reflections Part II: Recent Developments of Soil Regulation at International Level: International Soil Protection Law - History, Concepts and Latest Developments Chances and Challenges in Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a New Instrument for Global Action Against Soil Degradation Land Degradation Neutrality and the UNCCD: From Political Vision to Measurable Targets The Role of Soils in International Climate Change Policy The UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Soils: Status and Future Options The Alpine Convention's Soil Conservation Protocol: A Model Regime? Are Soils Taken Into Consideration by the IPBES Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration? Part III: Cross-cutting Topics: Soil Degradation and Migrations in the Age of the Global Environmental Crisis: A Policy-making Perspective FAO - Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries - Relevance, Reception and First Experiences in Implementation Evaluating the Role of Private Land Tenure Rights in Sustainable Land Management for Agriculture in Kenya The Human Right to Food and Sustainable Soil Management: Linking Voluntary Agricultural Sustainability Standards with Food Security Economics of Land Degradation: Achievements and Next Steps Part IV: National and Regional Soil Legislation: National Developments in Soil Protection in Mongolia The Protection of Soil Under Namibian Law Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU), Department of Agriculture and Environmental Audit - Soil Governance Audit Legislative Progress on Soil Contamination Prevention and Control in China The Protection of Soil - Does the European Union Live Up to its Own Ambitions? United States Soil Degradation.
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