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Stockholm+50 and Beyond – Two New Contributions Published

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14 March 2022 | Amsterdam, NL – The latest issue of Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) expands on its “Stockholm+50 and Beyond” section with two new papers – the first of which sees Peter Haas examining international environmental politics and the second sees co-authors Yann Aguila and Marie-Cecile de Bellisan examine the quest for a global common interest in the emerging scenario of deepening of the global environmental challenges.

New EPL issues features global politics, public interest, and regulatory processes

[Posted by: Carmel McNamara, IOS Press] 

March 2022 | Amsterdam, NL – The latest issue of Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) expands on its “Stockholm+50 and Beyond” section with two new papers – the first of which sees Peter Haas examining international environmental politics and the second sees co-authors Yann Aguila and Marie-Cecile de Bellisan examine the quest for a global common interest in the emerging scenario of deepening of the global environmental challenges.

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EPL Special Section

This issue begins with the editorial by the Editor-in-Chief Bharat H. Desai, PhD – who is also the curator of the content for EPL’s “Stockholm+50 and Beyond” section – in which he provides insight to the new content: “The lead article by Peter Haas (University of Massachusetts) examines international environmental politics (comprising veritable processes, actors, issues, emergence of norms, and governance forms) that impinge upon policy and legal processes. It posits a crucial question about the global governance architecture. For the architects of the Stockholm+50 event taking place in June 2022, the author has proposed three strategic options: a modest approach, an ambitious approach, and a transformational approach. Another lead article by Yann Aguila and Marie-Cecile de Bellis (Sciences Po Paris) seeks to place under the scanner the global public interest in the existing environmental challenges. The emerging practices enshrined in the global environmental legal instruments indicate something ‘common’ transcending beyond the narrow confines of state sovereignty that remains the fulcrum of global regulatory system.”

 

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More Content in EPL Volume 52, Issue 1

This new issue also includes three research articles published in two key sections of the journal, under the headings:

  • Global Policy and Legal Developments
  • National Policy and Legal Developments

In the global developments section, the first paper covers the biodiversity beyond national jurisdiction (BBNJ) from a marine perspective. This is a thought-provoking paper that probes the first three sessions of the intergovernmental conference as well as deep discrepancies that have emerged with respect to the core issues in the negotiations in the last decade. It advocates for a return to basics and the placing of the marine environment at the center of the regulations. This section’s second paper on the crucial role of environmental legislations in addressing the challenges set out in the goals and targets of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). “Though it is draws upon the case of Bahrain,” Dr. Desai explains in his editorial, "it holds value for replication in other countries.” The authors’ state that this study can be “deemed as the first attempt to examine the consistency of the SDGs with the national environmental legal framework, which can be employed to enhance the sustainable practices.”

The issue concludes in the national developments section with a paper that explores the gaps in the existing legal frameworks of Bangladesh regarding public participation in biodiversity conservation and it examine show laws could be improved to ensure adequate and effective public participation in biodiversity conservation efforts.
 

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