Updated edition on environmental law
Since Independence, environmental law has become an important branch of the law in Namibia. Over the past years new legislation has been passed and environmental law and policy have gained momentum practically and academically. Internationally, environmental law has also emerged from a soft law instrument to a key negotiating platform in international diplomacy.
Turning the spotlight on local environmental law, the Hanns Seidel Foundation is launching a new book Wednesday 06 March at 10:00. Titled “Environmental Law and Policy in Namibia, the book is co-authored by Oliver Ruppel and Katharina Ruppel-Schlichting. It is the second edition of this work.
Dr Ruppel is scheduled to attend the launch as main speaker. He is attached to the Faculty of Law at the University of Stellenbosch.
Key features of this work are: national environmental law and policy; international environmental law, also focusing on environmental law within the African Union (AU) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC); environmental management; water and land law; conservation of biodiversity; mining and energy law, including renewable energy law; customary law, common law and criminal law aspects of environmental law; intellectual property rights and traditional knowledge; climate change; environmental justice and human rights; international trade, sustainable development and the environment; and environmental journalism. This publication is valuable for students, researchers, academics, legal and environmental practitioners, judges, government officials and persons interested in this field, be they from Namibia, Africa or beyond.