Environmental Law in New Zealand

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Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Law - 518 pages
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws,this book provides ready access to legislation and practice concerning theenvironment in New Zealand.A general introduction covers geographic considerations, political, social andcultural aspects of environmental study, the sources and principles ofenvironmental law, environmental legislation, and the role of publicauthorities.The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protectingthe environment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste,soil, noise, and radiation. Then, a section on nature and conservationmanagement covers protection of natural and cultural resources such asmonuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests,fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the application ofzoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative andjudicial remedies to environmental issues. There is also an analysis of theimpact of international and regional legislation and treaties on environmentalregulation.Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of theinformation it provides, make this book a valuable resource for environmentallawyers handling cases affecting New Zealand.Academics and researchers, as well as business investors and the variousinternational organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide,and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative environmental lawand policy.

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