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Environmental Law in Finland

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 01/08/2014
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041151742
SKU 10057700-0001
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. 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. 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. Index.