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Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

Current Status and Future Prospects

Authors: Lewis, Bridget

  • Provides comprehensive analysis of environmental human rights, encompassing international, regional, and constitutional law
  • Offers a multi-faceted critical consideration of the feasibility and justifiability of a right to a healthy environment within international human rights law
  • Explores theoretical implications, including coverage of criticism based on deep ecology and other theories of the environment
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About this book

This book examines the current status of environmental human rights at the international, regional, and national levels and provides a critical analysis of possible future developments in this area, particularly in the context of a changing climate. It examines various conceptualisations of environmental human rights, including procedural rights relating to the environment, constitutional environmental rights, the environmental dimensions of existing human rights such as the rights to water, health, food, housing and life, and the notion of a stand-alone human right to a healthy environment.

The book addresses the topic from a variety of perspectives, drawing on underlying theories of human rights as well as a range of legal, political, and pragmatic considerations. It examines the scope of current human rights, particularly those enshrined in international and regional human rights law, to explore their application and enforceability in relation to environmental problems, identifying potential barriers to more effective implementation. It also analyses the rationale for constitutional recognition of environmental rights and considers the impact that this area of law has had, both in terms of achieving stronger environmental protection and environmental justice, as well as in influencing the development of human rights law more generally.

The book identifies climate change as the key environmental challenge facing the global community, as well as a major cause of negative human rights impacts. It examines the contribution that environmental human rights might make to rights-based approaches to climate change.

About the authors

Bridget Lewis is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at Queensland University of Technology. Her principal research interests relate to international human rights law, particularly the area of environmental human rights, and she has published in the areas of environmental justice and human rights approaches to natural disaster and displacement.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction to Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change

    Lewis, Bridget

    Pages 1-14

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  • Environmental Dimensions of Human Rights

    Lewis, Bridget

    Pages 15-39

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  • Constitutional Environmental Rights

    Lewis, Bridget

    Pages 41-58

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  • The Human Right to a Good Environment in International Law

    Lewis, Bridget

    Pages 59-93

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  • The Theoretical Basis for Expanding Environmental Human Rights

    Lewis, Bridget

    Pages 95-123

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-1960-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 124,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-1959-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Human Rights and Climate Change
Book Subtitle
Current Status and Future Prospects
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-1960-0
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-1960-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-1959-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 250
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