This book analyzes the regulation of environmental loss and damage. It does so from a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, examining both public and private law aspects. It delves into conceptual and specific legal issues concerning liability, compensation and restoration of damage in different sectors and jurisdictions, as well as taking into account the contributions of economic analysis in this field of regulation.
Specific attention has been devoted to the role that liability and insurance may play in terms of mitigation and adaptation to climate change, as well as the prevention of damage from natural hazards. The scope of analysis encompasses national as well as supranational and international regimes. In particular, there are two interrelated and very promising developments in the evolving understandings in this field that merit special focus: possible legal transplants and “cross-fertilization” between legal systems, on the one hand; and the current dialectic between global and local law in the environmental field, on the other.
With contributions by Mariusz Baran (Jagiellonian University), Letizia Casertano (University of Insubria), Marta Cenini (University of Insubria), Yu Cheng (China University of Political Science and Law), Nadia Coggiola (University of Turin), Merve Demir (Bournemouth University), Robert Esser (University of Passau), Stefano Fanetti (University of Insubria), Joris Gazendam (University of Groningen), Carlo Vittorio Giabardo (University of Girona), Tilak Ginige (Bournemouth University), Carola Glinski (University of Copenhagen), Iain Green (Bournemouth University), Theodoros Iliopoulos (Hasselt University), Valentina Jacometti (University of Insubria), Nikolay Kichigin (Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law, Russia), Alena Kodolova (Russian Academy of Science), Ludwig Krämer (Madrid, Spain), Emanuele La Rosa (“Mediterranea” University of Reggio Calabria), Francesco Martines (University of Messina), Carlo Masieri (University of Milan), Khazar Masoumi (Anhembi Morumbi University), Anna Teresa Memola (University of Milan), Alberto Monti (University School for Advanced Studies Pavia), Susanna Paleari (National Research Council, Italy), Chiara Perini (University of Insubria), Barbara Pozzo (University of Insubria), Bartosz Rakoczy (Nicolaus Copernicus University), Wenhong Ren (Beihang University), Miriam Ruiz Arias (University of Salamanca), Hendrik Schoukens (Ghent University), Laura Stănilă (West University Timişoara), Sergiu Stănilă (West University Timişoara), Topi Turunen (University of Eastern Finland), Patrick Van Calster (Bournemouth University), Anna Vanhellemont (Hasselt University), Geert Van Hoorick (Ghent University) and Congwen Yao (Wuhan University).
Barbara Pozzo is Professor of Private Comparative Law at Insubria University, Italy. She coordinates the interdisciplinary PhD program in Law and Human Sciences at the university. She is also Director of the Summer School Program in Comparative Environmental Law.
Valentina Jacometti is Associate Professor of Private Comparative Law at Insubria University, Italy. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of “Rivista giuridica dell'Ambiente”.
The European Environmental Law Forum is a non-profit initiative of environmental law scholars and practitioners from across Europe aiming to support intellectual exchange on the development and implementation of international, European and national environmental law in Europe.