Environmental Law in Arab States (Oxford University Press)
By Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN, Ph.D, FCIArb, Professor of Law and Deputy Vice Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Nigeria, www.damilolaolawuyi.com.
Environmental Law in Arab States offers a comprehensive and authoritative account of the guiding principles and rules relating to environmental protection in the oil and gas rich Arab region.
Taking an international and comparative approach, the book introduces readers to the latest developments of environmental law across the Arab region through applicable legislation, green finance, and climate technologies The impact of these is assessed in each of the major areas of environmental regulation, air pollution, water pollution, biodiversity, conservation of nature and cultural heritage, infrastructure development, and Islamic ecology. Consideration is given to participatory and bottom-up legal strategies – focusing on transparency, accountability, gender justice, and other human rights safeguards – that are needed to achieve greater coherence and coordination in the implementation and enforcement of environmental regulation across the region. The book closes by providing legal assessments and reflections on how Arab countries can, through clear and comprehensive legislation, advance existing national strategies and visions on trade and investment, green growth, Islamic green finance, circular economy, blue economy, and low carbon future amongst others.
This book is highly useful to lawyers, arbitrators, judges, students, expert witnesses and national oil companies who negotiate or resolve disputes relating to energy investments in Arab States.
Reviews and Awards
Winner, Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars, American Society of International Law
“This book is a welcome addition to a growing body of environmental law literature focusing on specific geographic regions. It provides a rare glimpse into a region where not many have information on. It also advances debates about environmental law, a fast-developing field on which there has been dearth of resources. The book will be valuable for comparative environment and development law scholars and for policy makers interested in the tractable questions of resource stewardship, sustainable development and citizenry well-being.” – Professor Patricia Kameri-Mbote SC, EBS, Director, Law Division, United Nations Environment Programme
“The book provides a seminal analysis of the legal and institutional approaches in Arab States to achieving low carbon emissions transition, economic diversification, and green growth. It is a must-read for academics, practitioners and policy makers interested in the sustainable development of the Arab world.” – Professor Bassam Fattouh, Director, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford, United Kingdom
“Damilola S. Olawuyi’s clear-eyed study on environmental law in Arab states is essential reading for those interested in environmental pressures facing the Arab region. In this expansive and comprehensive book, Olawuyi elucidates the key legal frameworks and institutions underlying environmental issues. His original work serves not only as an authoritative guide to environmental protection today but also a roadmap toward a brighter future.” – Dr. Robert Mogielnicki, Senior Resident Scholar, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, United States of America
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