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LexisNexis Practical Guidance brings you the Environmental Law Practice Area. This area of law is constantly evolving and LexisNexis Practical Guidance Environmental Law assists in providing clarity and understanding on Environmental Law and General Environmental Obligations.

Every aspect of Environmental Law is covered ensuring that you are able to find the information you need in one place. From Environmental Litigation and Corporate Governance and the Environment to dealing with the Environmental aspects of Commercial transactions and Waste Management, our expert authors have covered it all.

The information included in the diverse topics, is always current and relevant, giving you direct access to the latest International Conventions and Protocols as well as updated case law and legislation.


Environmental Law. Expert contributors

The environmental law practice area is written and updated by Cullinan and Associates Inc. Cullinans practises exclusively in the field of environmental and green business law and has been a leader in this field since 1997. The firm’s ten specialist environmental lawyers advise regularly on most aspects of environmental law and have represented parties in a number of reported environmental law cases. (See www.cullinans.co.za)

CORMAC CULLINAN

Director
BA (Hons) LLB (Natal) LLM (Environmental Law) (London)
Cormac is one of the most experienced environmental lawyers in Southern Africa. He has specialised in environmental law for more than 20 years and has worked on environmental law and governance projects and drafted legislation in more than 20 countries throughout the world. Cormac has written or contributed to many books on environmental law and has drafted environmental treaties in Africa and national, provincial and municipal legislation in South Africa. He has an international reputation as an author and environmental advocate and has addressed many international audiences, including the General Assembly of the United Nations.
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GREGORY DANIELS

Director
Bluris LLB LLM (Marine and Environmental Law)
Greg has been specialising in environmental law for more than 10 years and was involved in a number of constitutional cases dealing with environmental and planning law. Greg is also a member of the environmental governance consultancy, EnAct International, and has drafted numerous environmental laws. He is a founding trustee of the South African Growth Institute (SAGI) and also serves on the Management Committee of Beyond Expectation Environment Project (BEEP), which teaches children in townships about environmental matters.

SARAH KVALSVIG

Director
BA LLB LLM (Environmental Law)
Sarah has been an attorney for over 17 years and has practised in London and South Africa. She has been a specialist environmental lawyer since 2005, providing advice to public and private sector clients on all aspects of environmental law. Sarah is also a director of the environmental governance consultancy, EnAct International, a member of the Environmental Law Association and the International Association of Impact Assessors, an Executive Committee Member of the Hearing loss Support and Advocacy Organisation, Hear2day and a Board member of the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary.

MELISSA GROENINK

Senior Associate
BSc LLB
Melissa is s senior associate at Cullinan & Associates Inc and an attorney of the High Court of South Africa, specialising in environmental, planning and clean energy law. Melissa’s experience in these fields involves both public and private sector clients, and a wide range of industries. She is a Consultant of the environmental governance consultancy, EnAct International, a member of the International Association of Impact Assessment (South African branch) and the Environmental Law Association of South Africa (ELA).

JANAH MILLER

Senior Associate
LLB
Janah is a senior associate at Cullinan and Associates Inc and an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She has experience in regulatory compliance, judicial reviews and administrative law, and conducting research and providing opinions in relation to environmental issues. She is currently reading for her LLM specialising environmental law. Janah is also a consultant of the environmental governance consultancy, EnAct International.

WALTER ANDERSON

Associate
LLB
Walter is an associate at Cullinan and Associates Inc. and an attorney of the High Court of South Africa. He has experience in water law, land-use planning, mining law, access-and-benefit sharing policy, renewable energy law and judicial reviews and he is currently reading for his LLM specialising in environmental law. Walter is also a consultant of the environmental governance consultancy, EnAct International.

 
Environmental Law. Topics Covered

The extensive taxonomy covers 18 main topics, which include Land Pollution and degradation, Air quality, Water, Coastal and Marine Areas, Biodiversity and Conservation and Power Generation and the Environment, in an easy-to read and searchable format.

The full taxonomy covers the following:

  • Nature, purpose and scope of environmental law
  • Common law
  • General duties
  • Environmental management
  • Non-compliance
  • Environmental permits
  • Application processes
  • Public participation
  • Access to information
  • Administrative justice
  • Administrative appeals and amendment applications
  • Enforcement of conditions in authorisation
  • Prohibition on polluting land
  • Contaminated land
  • Where to start
  • Institutional responsibilities
  • Environmental authorisations
  • Strategic integrated projects
  • Land use planning
  • Heritage issues
  • Sensitive areas
  • Stormwater and sewage
  • Overview of regulatory framework for air quality
  • Institutional responsibilities for air quality
  • Air emission licensing
  • Ozone-depleting substances
  • Dust
  • Offensive odours
  • Overview of regulatory regime for marine and coastal environment
  • Institutional responsibilities
  • Marine areas
  • Marine and coastal areas
  • Integrated coastal management
  • Sources of marine pollution
  • Land based marine pollution
  • Shipping-related marine pollution
  • Overview of regulatory regime for marine and coastal environment
  • Institutional responsibilities
  • Marine areas
  • Marine and coastal areas
  • Integrated coastal management
  • Sources of marine pollution
  • Land based marine pollution
  • Shipping-related marine pollution
  • Conservation planning
  • Protected areas
  • Protected species
  • Alien invasive species
  • Forests
  • Bioprospecting
  • Where to start
  • Institutional responsibilities for waste management
  • Licensing and registration of waste management activities
  • Waste management obligations
  • Waste information
  • Industry waste management plans
  • Exemptions
  • Managing specific wastes
  • Importing and exporting waste
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • The nature of risks arising from environmental laws
  • Identifying environmental risks
  • Techniques for mitigating environmental risks in commercial transactions
  • Environmental considerations relevant to specific transactions
  • Soil conservation and fertility
  • Genetically modified organisms
  • Weeds and invasive alien plants
  • Pest control
  • Irrigation
  • Wild Fires
  • Aquaculture
  • Forestry
  • Overview of fisheries regulation
  • International obligations
  • Fishing rights
  • Background
  • Institutional responsibilities
  • Additional environmental requirements for mining
  • Combustion of coal, oil and gas
  • Electricity generation
  • Nuclear energy
  • Petroleum products and gas
  • Renewable energy
  • Corporate environmental governance
  • Environmental management standards
  • Sustainability reporting standards
  • Environmental and sustainability auditing
  • Personal liability of directors and managers
  • Practical implications
  • Special features of environmental litigation
  • Reviewing environmental decisions
  • Enforcement through civil proceedings
  • Private prosecution
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Introduction
  • Environmental inspectors
  • Enforcement notices and directives
  • Sanctions for non-compliance

 

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