PANNA: Resource Pointer #361 (Environmental Law, Policy and Management)


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Resource Pointer #361 (Environmental Law, Policy and Management)
April 14, 2004

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*EarthRights Legal Manual, Volume 1: Litigation – A How-To Guide for Non-Lawyers, 2003* EarthRights International. A practical guide for activists interested in using the legal process to seek environmental justice. Topics covered include international and domestic law, plaintiffs, defendants, obstacles, evidence, and practical considerations. Appendices define legal terms and present significant cases. 72 pages. US $15. Contact EarthRights Internationa 1612 K. St. N.W., Suite 401, Washington D.C. 20006; phone (202) 466-5188; fax (202) 466-5189; email; Web site

*Understanding Environmental Policy Practices: Cases From Africa, 2003* James Keeley and Ian Scoones. Examines the creation of environmental policies in Africa and and questions the reliance on policy frameworks and environmental science from developed countries. Argues for increased public and community participation in policy making. Includes numerous case studies from throughout Africa. 240 pages. US $29.95. Contact Earthscan Publications Ltd., 120 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JN, UK; phone (44 01 90) 382-8800; fax (44 02 07) 278-1142; email; Web site

*The North American Environmental Law and Policy Series, Volume 10, 2003* North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Part 1 discusses public access to government-held environmental information in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico including environmental assessments, permits, legislative and policy developments, enforcement and compliance actions, and emissions inventories. Part 2 covers the Precautionary Principle and its potential use in environmental regulatory law including conservation and controls. 268 pages. Available for free download at: Contact Commission for Environmental Cooperation, 393, rue St-Jacques Ouest, Bureau 200, Montréal (Québec), H2Y 1N9 Canada; phone (514) 350-4300; fax (514) 350-4314; email; Web site

*Land Tenure and Natural Resources Management: A Comparative Study of Agrarian Communities in Asia and Africa, 2001* Keijiro Otsuka and Frank Place (editors). Surveys and compares the evolution of land tenure institutions and property rights systems in Asia and Africa and reveals this strategy as effective for use throughout the developing world. Examines the use of land tenure policies and common property management as strategies to combat deforestation and maintain community control over land and natural resources. 424 pages. US $38. Contact The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2715 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21218-4363; phone (410) 516-6900; email; Web site

*Dictionary of Environmental Law, 2000* Alan Gilpin. Uses accessible language and case studies to elucidate key terms and concepts in international environmental law from acid rain to zoning ordinances. 392 pages. US $135. Contact American International Distribution Company, 2 Winter Sport Lane, P.O. Box 574, Wilmington, VT 05495; phone (800) 390-3149; fax (802) 864-7626; email

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