[Author: Carmel McNamara, IOS Press]
Amsterdam, NL – We are pleased to announce that the first content in our Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) special issue – Our Earth Matters – has now been published online. Expert scholars and decision makers were invited to contribute to reexamine the current global approaches, as well as to explore the future trajectory with new ideas, tools, techniques, processes, ecological frameworks, and institutional innovations for international environmental governance in the 21st century and beyond. Discover all about the first articles to appear in the special issue detailed in this post.
Special Issue Parts I & II
It has been long since in the planning that the last issue of EPL's Volume 50 would be an anniversary issue, with specially commissioned content covering an important theme: Our Earth Matters. With EPL celebrating its 50th volume, we are also on way to reach the 50th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Conference on the Human Environment, which was held in Stockholm in June 1972 (read more here), so this is perfect timing to probe the future trajectory for our better common environmental future. The content has been curated by EPL's Editor-in-Chief Bharat H. Desai, PhD, and the invited authors were tasked with reexamining the current global approaches, as well as exploring the future trajectory with new ideas, tools, techniques, processes, ecological frameworks, and new institutional innovations.
The contributions in this EPL special issue explore answers to the environmental crisis will cover four sections that cover predictions, processes, problems, and prospects. The content is being published across two issues of the journal, with the first two parts in EPL Volume 50, Issue 6 (listed below) and the remaining content soon appearing in EPL Volume 51, Issue 1/2 (to be published very soon).
The issue opens with an editorial by Dr. Desai: “The primary objective of the EPL Special Issue has been to sensitize the global audience by firing imaginations of the scholars and the decision-makers to reexamine the current global approaches. It is a modest effort to challenge the connoisseurs of international law and diplomacy to look ahead at this time of perplexity in the 21st century.”
Bharat H. Desai (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) | View online
Part I: Prognoses
The first part of the special issue focuses on “Prognoses” and the review of global environmental change. It includes four articles covering planetary trust, Earth system law, the function of environmental law, and the framework of ecological law.
Edith Brown Weiss (Georgetown University, USA) | View online
Louis J. Kotzé (North-West University, South Africa) and Rakhyun E. Kim (Utrecht University, NL) | View online
Nicholas A. Robinson (Pace University School of Law, USA) | View online
Klaus Bosselmann (University of Auckland, New Zealand) | View online