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Overview

Poverty Alleviation and Environmental Law by Yves Le Bouthillier

This timely book explores the complex relationship between the alleviation of poverty and the protection of the environment.
There is every reason to believe that these issues are in many ways interdependent. However this book demonstrates that there are situations where alleviation of poverty and the protection of the environment appear to be in a fraught relationship. The contributing authors illustrate that the role played by law in this relationship, whether at the international or national level, will vary depending on the situation and will be more successful at pursuing environmental justice in some cases than in others.
This interdisciplinary study will appeal to academics and students in environmental law and other environmental disciplines, environmental policymakers and NGOs interested in issues of poverty, environment and indigenous peoples.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781953358
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/14/2013
Pages: 368

About the Author

Edited by Yves Le Bouthillier, Professor of Law, University of Ottawa, Canada, Miriam Alfie Cohen, Professor-Researcher, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Cuajimalpa, Jose Juan Gonzalez Marquez, Professor of Law, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Azcapotzalco, Mexico, Albert Mumma, Professor of Law, University of Nairobi, Kenya and Susan Smith, Professor of Law, Willamette University, US

Table of Contents

Contents:
1. Introduction
PART I: LINKAGES BETWEEN HUMAN RIGHTS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND POVERTY
2. Using Law and Equity for the Poor and the Environment
Dinah Shelton
3. The Right of Access to Water in South Africa
Michael Kidd
PART II: ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND POVERTY: WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLES?
4. Climate Change Impacts on the Poor – a Case-study of Australia’s Indigenous Population and the Impact of Australia’s Response on this Population
Karen Bubna-Litic
5. The Quest for Environmental Justice on a Canadian Aboriginal Reserve
Sidra Sabzwari and Dayna Nadine Scott
6. Whaling and Dealing: Aboriginal Subsistence Whaling, Politics and Poverty
Ed Couzens
PART III: THE NEED FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES TO COMBAT POVERTY
7. The Role of Public Engagement in Achieving Environmental Justice
LeRoy C. (Lee) Paddock
8. The Right of Access to Information as a Tool for Environmental Protection and Poverty Eradication in Mexico
Carla D. Aceves-Ávila
PART IV: STATES’ APPROACHES TO ADDRESS ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND POVERTY
9. Embedding Social Justice in the Design of Environmental Regulation
Paul Martin
10. Planning and Environment in Mexico City’s Metropolitan Zone: Trying to Defeat Poverty
Miriam Alfie Cohen and Oscar Flores Jáuregui
PART V: THE ROLE OF ENVIRONMENTAL COURTS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
11. The ‘Greening’ of Justice: Will it Help the Poor?
George W. (Rock) Pring and Catherine G. (Kitty) Pring
12. The Resolution of Urban Housing Development Disputes as a Mechanism for Poverty Alleviation: A Case Study of Kenya’s National Environment Tribunal
Albert Mumma
PART VI: GLOBAL CHALLENGES: INTERNATIONAL MECHANISMS TO ADDRESS POVERTY AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION
13. Linking Climate Change Mitigation and Poverty Reduction: Continued Reform of the Clean Development Mechanism in the Post-Kyoto Era to Promote Sustainable Energy Development on the African Continent
Daniel Behn
14. Poverty and the Loss of Cultural Heritage Sites
Stefan Gruber
15. Chartering Sustainable Transnational Corporations
Susan Lea Smith
Index

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