May 18, 2011

New Translations Available for INECE’s Principles of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Handbook

INECE’s Principles of Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Handbook (second edition) is a unique compendium of tools, strategies, best practices, and case examples on designing, implementing, and evaluating effective environmental compliance and enforcement programs. Drawing on the collective knowledge and experience of the International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE), the Handbook provides actionable guidance for designing effective requirements, setting priorities, monitoring compliance, conducting enforcement response, and measuring program performance.

The Handbook has been translated into Spanish and French. The translations are available for download through the INECE website.

Manuel des principes de la conformité et de l’application environnementales PDF icon
Le manuel décrit certains des aspects importants de la conception, de la mise en œuvre et de l’évaluation de programmes efficaces de conformité et d’application environnementales.

Principios de Acatamiento y Ejecución Ambiental PDF icon
Este manual resalta algunas importantes consideraciones en el diseño, implementación y evaluación de programas de acatamiento y ejecución efectiva ambiental.

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May 16, 2011

Compliance and Enforcement in Environmental Law: Toward More Effective Implementation

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Compliance and enforcement are critical elements of assuring that international environmental treaties and domestic environmental laws actually produce desired environmental outcomes. This timely work provides a comprehensive worldwide perspective on how to assure compliance with and enforcement of environmental laws more effectively.

Bringing together both leading academics and environmental professionals from 15 countries, the book addresses a range of key issues including the enforcement of multilateral agreements, compliance strategies and tools, the role of courts and citizens, protection of natural resources, and compliance issues related to economic instruments.

This comprehensive resource will strongly appeal to environmental enforcement professionals working for governments or international organizations, who are seeking new ideas for compliance and enforcement programs. Academics researching environmental law and international affairs will also find this book valuable.

‘The nations of the world are building the legal rules to stop pollution, protect biodiversity and promote sustainable development. But there is a gap between the rules and their compliance that must be closed if we are to protect the environmental foundation of our prosperity. This important collaboration between IUCN and INECE provides evidence and insights that will help judges, prosecutors, investigators and all who care about the planet, close the compliance gap.’
– Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice, High Court of Brazil (STJ); Catholic University of Brasilia Law School; INECE EPC Co-chair; and IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

The publication is available from Amazon and directly from Edward Elgar Publishing.

March 21, 2011

MEAs: State of Affairs and Developments 2010 Now Available

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This edition of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: State of Affairs and Developments, updated for 2010  by editor Philip Drost (a Senior Legal Counsel at the Directorate International Affairs, Netherlands Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment), brings together the texts of the most important multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), including the most recent texts of Rules of Procedure, Financial Rules, and Compliance Procedures.

A short description of each MEA is given, including a fact sheet covering date of adoption, date of entry into force, parties, amendments, and Convention of the Parties (COP) history. The ‘Year-in-Review’ section gives an account of the most salient negotiating issues and developments in the year, while the ‘Year Ahead’ section shows what the key negotiating issues will be in the forthcoming year.

This work provides a comprehensive and indispensable tool for the MEA legal practitioner.

The publication can be ordered from Amazon, from ISBS books in the US and Canada, or by contacting the publisher using the information below:

Ordering Information (Europe)
Eleven International Publishing
tel: +31 (0)70 3307033
fax: +31 (0)70 3307030
e-mail: s.hoedt@budh.nl

July 22, 2010

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action

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Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action (second edition) presents a coherent and straightforward how-to approach to the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process.

The book defines SEAas a systematic process for evaluating the environmental consequences of proposed policy, plan or programme initiative in order to ensure they are fully included and appropriately addressed at the earliest stage of decision making on par with economic and social considerations.

Recommended audiences for the book include people who write SEA regulations and guidance; people who carry out SEAs and students of environmental management; people who want to influence strategic actions, or are responsible for SEA quality assurance; and environmental lawyers and law students.

Part I provides an overview of the aims, principles, advantages and problems of SEA, as well as looking at key SEA regulations and their requirements.

Part II examines the SEA process in considerable detail including setting the policy context, describing the baseline, identifying alternatives, predicting and evaluating impacts and using the SEA information in decision-making.

Part III is devoted to assuring SEA quality with a discussion of resources and capacity building.

Ordering information: http://www.earthscan-usa.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=240525

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