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Environmental Law in Finland, Second edition

By Pekka Vihervuori


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to legislation and practice concerning the environment in Finland. A general introduction covers geographic considerations, political, social and cultural aspects of environmental study, the sources and principles of environmental law, environmental legislation, and the role of public authorities.

The main body of the book deals first with laws aimed directly at protecting the environment from pollution in specific areas such as air, water, waste, soil, noise, and radiation. Then, a section on nature and conservation management covers protection of natural and cultural resources such as monuments, landscapes, parks and reserves, wildlife, agriculture, forests, fish, subsoil, and minerals. Further treatment includes the application of zoning and land-use planning, rules on liability, and administrative and judicial remedies to environmental issues. There is also an analysis of the impact of international and regional legislation and treaties on environmental regulation.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for environmental lawyers handling cases affecting Finland. Academics and researchers, as well as business investors and the various international organizations in the field, will welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value in the study of comparative environmental law and policy.

Publish Date 01/26/2021
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789403529950
SKU 10057700-0002
Table of Contents

The Author

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Chapter 1. General Information

Chapter 2. Basic Principles of Environmental Law

Chapter 3. Historical Background

Chapter 4. The Role of Government Institutions in the Shaping and Administration of Environmental Law and Policy

Chapter 5. Sources of Environmental Law

Part I. Pollution Control

Chapter 1. General Law

Chapter 2. Air Pollution

Chapter 3. Abatement of Climatic Change

Chapter 4. Water Pollution Prevention

Chapter 5. Waste

Chapter 6. Soil Pollution

Chapter 7. Noise Pollution

Chapter 8. Radiation and Vibrations

Chapter 9. Other Sectors

Part II. Nature Conservation and Management

Chapter 1. Monuments and Landscapes

Chapter 2. Parks and Preserves

Chapter 3. Wildlife Protection

Chapter 4. Agricultural Resources

Chapter 5. Forests

Chapter 6. Fish Resources

Chapter 7. Subsoil and Minerals

Chapter 8. Water Management and Construction Projects

Chapter 9. Other Sectors

Part III. Zoning and Land Use Planning

Chapter 1. The General Structure of the System

Chapter 2. Planning at the National Level

Chapter 3. The System of Land Use Plans

Chapter 4. The Permit System

Chapter 5. Supervision

Part IV. Liability Questions

Chapter 1. Liability Notions

Chapter 2. Legislation

Part V. Juridical Actions

Chapter 1. Administrative and Judicial Remedies

Chapter 2. The Locus Standi of Different Subjects

Selected Bibliography