Handbook of Environmental Law

Hardcover | December 15, 2012

byP.B. Sahasranaman

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This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation,wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic change. The volume provides a valuable comparative analysis of Indian and international environmental laws. The author also discusses key provisions of international covenants on environment, and various related international conferences and theiroutcomes. The systematic narrative provides a clear picture of the duties and responsibilities of the institutions set up under the law (such as the state pollution control boards, the municipal boards, etc.) as well as of industry owners, and the rights of ordinary citizens in relation to a cleanand healthy environment.

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This handbook analyses key issues related to environmental protection in India. It covers an entire gamut of issues such as sustainable development, environmental impact assessment, water resource management, waste management, disaster management and rehabilitation, forest conservation,wildlife protection, and pollution and climatic ch...

P.B. Sahasranaman is a practicing lawyer, and a member of the Board of Studies in Law (PG) at the Faculty of Law, Cochin University of Science and Technology.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 9.65 × 7.09 × 0.1 inPublished:December 15, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198087349

ISBN - 13:9780198087342

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsList of AbbreviationsIntroductionPart I: Development of Environmental Jurisprudence1. Basic Environmental Protection Laws2. The Concept of Sustainable Development3. The Public Trust Doctrine4. Absolute Liability of the Polluter5. Reversal of the Burden of Proof6. The Significance of Public Interest Litigation7. Environment Impact Assessment: An Early Warning System8. Commitments under International LawPart II: Dealing with Different Kinds of Pollution: Law and Policy9. Pollutants in the Air10. Defilement of Fresh Water Bodies11. Marine Pollution12. Degradation of Land and Forests13. Endangered Wildlife14. Safe Disposal of Waste15. The Relevance of the Law on Public NuisancePart III: The Environment and the Tasks Ahead16. The Challenge of Climate Change17. The Need for Environmental Courts18. Enforcing the 'Polluter Pays' Principle: Environmental Taxes19. Disaster Management and RehabilitationBibliographyStatute IndexCase IndexSubject Index