Land Use and Nature Protection
- emerging legal aspectsaf Anker H
Command-and-control regulation has been the traditional way of dealing with land use and nature protection. However, the complex relations of land use and nature protection require new approaches that go beyond the traditional protection of designated species, habitats and areas. Still, legal traditions that very often restrict the regulation of land use must be kept in mind. The book contains a number of articles on the tendencies characterizing modern environmental regulation of land use. The book includes the problems of actually understanding the nature of legal aspects associated with land use and nature protection. The use of new approaches and new means, e.g. environmental impact assessment, agreements and liability, to meet the need for general protection of common interest is a central theme. The importance of decision-making structures and processes is in particular illustrated in relation to transport. Some fear that part of the environmental law will be unenforceable and ineffective. The articles draw the attention to the legal weakness and the legal barriers in the EU, and in the international and national systems.
- 11. Oktober 2000