This book includes contributions by a range of leading international and national experts on the general theme of environmental law, policy and sustainability. Its contributors identify a number of emerging trends in environmental law and policy on a global, regional and local level and provide a number of perspectives on how business and government can and should respond to diverse and increasingly serious, threats to sustainability.
Post-Rio political developments, including current initiatives, form a particular focus, as do the Commonwealth’s environment protection and biodiversity conservation legislative initiatives and trends and developments at State level.
Also covered are: ISO 14001, incentives for cleaner production, the APEC trade liberalisation process, heritage protection, EIA and community right-to-know. The book complements but goes beyond previous books in this series in its distinctive focus on sustainability issues and their implications for environmental law and policy.
Table of Contents
Opening Address: Reform of Commonwealth Environmental Law
Senator Robert Hill
Recent Developments in the European Union and the Earth Summit +5
Recent Developments in Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific
Implementation of International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific
Recent Developments in the United States: Prospects for the 105th Congress
J William Futrell
Incorporating Sustainability Principles in Legislation
Paul Stein and Susan Mahoney
Towards Sustainability: Incentives for Cleaner Production
Neil Gunningham and Darren Sinclair
APEC and ESD: Turning Sustained Economic Growth into Ecologically Sustainable Development
Scope of the Commonwealth’s Environmental Powers and Responsibilities
Trends and Developments at State Level: A Western Australian Perspective
Recent Trends and Developments in South Australian Environmental Law
Beyond the National Environment Protection Council
International Marine Environmental Law and Policy: 20th Century Responses and 21st Century Challenges
Donald R Rothwell
The Development of Australia’s Ocean Policy: Implications for Marine Environmental Law
“Barbarians at the Gates of the Garden of Eden - Revisited”: Heritage Protection Foundation for the New Millennium
Simon R Molesworth
Having Our Cake and Eating It: Heritage Protection and the Australian Minerals Industry
EIA and the Politics of Reform
Environmental Marketing: Would You Buy It?