Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law
This book focuses on how law and regulation in different legal orders have responded to recent threats and can be reformed to make energy and natural resources systems more resilient in the face of disruptive natural crises and disasters. Edited by C. Banet, H. Mostert, L. Paddock, M. Montoya and I. del Guayo.
About the book
The number of severe and sometimes catastrophic disruptive events has been rapidly increasing. Extreme weather events including floods, wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters have become both more frequent and more severe, whilst events such as the COVID-19 pandemic represent a global threat to public health with huge economic effects that recovery packages tried to address. Nature-based disruption comes in addition to other forms of crises, lately illustrated by the war in Ukraine. These disruptive events, alone and in combination, have dramatic consequences on nature, human life, and the economy, calling for urgent action at all levels to mitigate their causes and adapt to their impacts. This calls for a reflection on resilience building in our legal systems.
This book focuses on how law and regulation in different legal orders have responded to these threats and can be reformed to make energy and natural resources systems more resilient in the face of disruptive natural crises and disasters.
In response to discourses of collapsology and end-of-growth theories, this book offers an analytical approach to developing legal responses that can help ensure the needs of present and future generations can be met through energy systems, infrastructure development, and natural resources management in these times of disruption. 'Resilience' is, therefore, seen as a common framework for the interpretation and development of energy, infrastructure, and natural resources law.
With a mix of thematic chapters and case studies from multiple jurisdictions, Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law maps and assesses legal responses to disruptive nature-based events, and examines possible legal pathways for more sustainable outcomes, based on its engagement with this concept of 'resilience' and social-ecological thinking.
This book is the 11th volume in the series produced by the Advisory Academic Group (AAG) to the Section on Energy, Environment and Infrastructure Law (SEERIL) of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Two researchers from the University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, have contributed to the book:
Prof. Catherine Banet, lead editor and author of Chapter 4 on "Planning for Resilience: Resilience as a Criterion in Energy, Climate, Natural Resources, and Spatial Planning Law"
Prof. H.J. Bull, author of Chapter 18 on "Natural Damage Insurance: An Instrument for Economic Resilience"
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 11 march 2022
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