Contemporary issues in environmental law : the EU and Japan

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  • This book presents a variety of articles on contemporary issues in environmental law by eminent university professors of environmental law, international public law, European Union law, and comparative law in Europe and Japan. It is the first book in the field of environmental law based on the results of international conferences and research activities supported by the European Union delegation in Japan. Current essential and global topics such as principles of environmental law, climate change, biodiversity, ethics pertaining to animal rights , nuclear safety regime after Fukushima, environmental impact assessments, protecting international waters, genetically-modified organisms, and implementing international instruments, and EU rules at the national level are discussed in light of the 2009 Treaty of Lisbon and other recent international treaties, by comparing the approaches taken by the EU, European countries, and Japan. As environmental law is not just a national issue but also a global one, it is important to understand and analyse various aspects of current environmental issues. This book is a response to such needs, and represents the joint work of five Japanese and four European (two German and two Italian) professors who have succeeded in creating something that is both unique and remarkable. .


  • Includes index.


  • 1 Introduction: The Impact of the International and European Union Environmental Law on Japanese Basic Environmental Law (Yumiko Nakanishi) -- 2 The Scope of the EU's Competences on the Field of the Environment (Alexander Proelss).-3 Principles of EU Environmental Law: An Appraisal (Alexander Proelss).-4 The Aarhus Convention and cases of non-compliance with environment impact assessment requirements: The EU and Japan (Yuko Minami -- 5 Policies Towards Tackling Climate Change and Their Compatibility with the WTO (Kiyotaka Morita) -- 6 The Principle of Animal Welfare in the EU and Its Influence in Japan and the World (Yumiko Nakanishi) -- 7 Protectiong Biodiversity in Europe: The Habitats and Birds Directives and Their Application in Italy in an Evolving Perspective (Sara De Vido) -- 8 The Challenge of Regulation Genetically Modified Organisams in the European Union: Trends and Issues (Hans-Georg Dederer -- 9 The Proliferation of Marine Protected Areas under International Law, European Union Law and Japanese Law (Chie Sato) -- 10 Environmental Damage Remediation in Japan: A Comparative Assessment (Andrea Ortolani) -- 11 Challenges and Prospects for the Nuclear Safety Regime in Japan and in the European Union after Fukushima (Kyoji Kawasaki and Ryoko Kusumi). Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA X-NONE "32" SemiHidden="false" UnhideWhenUsed="false" QFormat="true" Name="Intense Reference"/>
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