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Intergenerational Equity: Environmental and Cultural Concerns

Edited by: Thomas Cottier, Shaheeza Lalani, Clarence Siziba

ISBN13: 9789004387997
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Brill Nijhoff
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £118.00

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In Intergenerational Equity: Environmental and Cultural Concerns, the editors have produced an important, broad-based volume on intergenerational equity. The authors explore the principle of intergenerational equity in many dimensions, from the theoretical to the practical. While the primary focus is on intergenerational equity in the context of environmental resources and cultural heritage, the principle is also addressed in a broad array of other contexts. The final section of the volume considers intergenerational justice as it applies to indigenous peoples, genocide, migration, sovereign wealth funds and foreign investment. The chapters also provide a critical analysis of the issues and a consideration of the difficulties in implementing intergenerational equity.

Environmental Law
Shaheeza Lalani and Clarence Siziba
Edith Brown Weiss
Notes on Contributors
Severn Cullis-Suzuki
Part 1: Intergenerational Equity Theories
1. Equity in International Law
Thomas Cottier
2. All-affected, Non-identity and the Political Representation of Future Generations: Linking Intergenerational Justice with Democracy
Michael Rose
3. Guardians for Future Generations: Bringing Intergenerational Justice into the Heart of Policy-making
Catherine Pearce
Part 2: Environmental Concerns
4. Intergenerational Justice and the Concept of Common Concern in Marine Resource Allocation and Ocean Governance
Judith Schäli
5. Equity across Generations in International and Domestic Water Law
Otto Spijkers
6. Intergenerational Justice: Promotion of Renewables and the Water Protection Objective
Karolis Gudas and Simona Weber
7. Intergenerational Climate Justice
Anna Aseeva
Conclusion: Balancing the Role and Responsibilities of Business in Society
Sonia Gawlick and Jean Brice Audoye
Part 3: Cultural Concerns
8. Genocide Denial as an Intergenerational Injustice
Melanie Altanian
9. Intergenerational Justice and International Migration: Some Insights from Law and Economics
Philip C. Hanke
10. Funding the Future: Sovereign Wealth Funds as Promoters of Intergenerational Equity
Xenia Karametaxas
11. Striking a Balance between the Protection of Foreign Investment and the Safeguard of Cultural Heritage in International Investment Agreements: Can General Exceptions Make a Difference?
Roberto Claros
Conclusion: Looking Forward – Intergenerational Justice in the Context of Indigenous Rights in Canada
Amyn Lalji
Epilogue: Voices of the Future for Sustainability
Jona David