Ecological Restoration Law

Ecological Restoration Law : Concepts and Case Studies

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Ecological restoration is as essential as sustainable development for the health of the biosphere. Restoration, however, has been a low priority of most countries' environmental laws, which tend to focus narrowly on rehabilitation of small, discrete sites rather than the more ambitious recovery of entire ecosystems and landscapes. Through critical theoretical perspectives and topical case studies, this book's diverse contributors explore a more ambitious agenda for ecological restoration law. Not only do they investigate current laws and other governance mechanisms; they also consider the philosophical and methodological bases for the law to take ecological restoration more seriously. Through exploration of themes relating to time, space, geography, semiotics, social justice, and scientific knowledge, this book offers innovative and critical insights into ecological restoration law.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 294 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 567g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 Tables, black and white
  • 1138605018
  • 9781138605015
  • 2,157,416

Table of contents

1. Ecological Restoration in the Anthropocene


Afshin Akhtar-Khavari and Benjamin J. Richardson


Part 1


Concepts of Ecological Restoration Law





2. The Social Life of Plants and Trees and the Limits of Environmental Law's Recovery Imagination


Afshin Akhtar-Khavari


3. Timescapes of Ecological Restoration


Benjamin J. Richardson


4. The Story of Stewardship and Ecological Restoration


Emily Barritt


5. Ecological Reconciliation on Private Agricultural Land: Moving Beyond the Human-Nature Binary in Property-Environment Contests


Robyn Bartel and Nicole Graham


6. Linking Restoration Science and Law


An Cliquet and Kris Decleer


7. Green Financing of Ecosystem Restoration


Froukje Maria Platjouw


Part 2


Case Studies of Ecological Restoration Law





8. Legal Considerations when Operationalizing Eco-restoration within the European Union: A Sisyphean Task or Unlocking Existing Potential?


Hendrik Schoukens


9. Public Participation and Socio-Economic Justice in Eco-restoration Law and Governance: The UN Environment - Ogoniland Case Study


Uzuazo Etemire and Menes Abinami Muzan





10. Motivating Ecological Restoration by Private Landowners through Special Purpose Districts


Anastasia Telesetsky


11. Reconstructing the Environment: Perception and Changes in Australia's Murray-Darling River Basin


Francine Rochford


12. Reforming Restoration to Support Climate Change Adaptation


Phillipa McCormack
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About Afshin Akhtar-Khavari

Professor Afshin Akhtar-Khavari is at Queensland University of Technology, Australia.


Professor Benjamin J. Richardson is based at the University of Tasmania, Australia.
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