International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-42507-8 (Print) 978-3-319-42508-5 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Words of Welcome from All Continents

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-8

      Greeting to the Launch of the Yearbook from an African Perspective

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      Pages 9-13

      Audit of Soil Governance

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      Pages 15-19

      Soils Need International Governance: A European Perspective for the First Volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy

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      Pages 21-30

      North American Soils and World Food

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      Pages 31-36

      Soils Governance, an Australian Perspective

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      Pages 37-45

      Striving for Land-Soil Sustainability: Some Legal Reflections

  3. Recent Developments of Soil Regulation at International Level

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      Pages 47-47

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      Pages 49-72

      International Soil Protection Law: History, Concepts and Latest Developments

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      Pages 73-84

      Chances and Challenges in Using the Sustainable Development Goals as a New Instrument for Global Action Against Soil Degradation

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      Pages 85-104

      Land Degradation Neutrality and the UNCCD: From Political Vision to Measurable Targets

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      Pages 105-128

      The Role of Soils in International Climate Change Policy

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      Pages 129-148

      The UN Convention on Biological Diversity and Soils: Status and Future Options

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      Pages 149-164

      The Alpine Convention’s Soil Conservation Protocol: A Model Regime?

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      Pages 165-177

      Are Soils Taken into Consideration by the IPBES Assessment on Land Degradation and Restoration?

  4. Cross-Cutting Topics

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      Pages 179-179

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      Pages 181-201

      Soil Degradation and Migrations in the Age of the Global Environmental Crisis: A Policy-Making Perspective

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      Pages 203-218

      FAO: Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries—Relevance, Reception and First Experiences in Implementation

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      Pages 219-235

      Evaluating the Role of Private Land Tenure Rights in Sustainable Land Management for Agriculture in Kenya

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      Pages 237-262

      The Human Right to Food and Sustainable Soil Management: Linking Voluntary Agricultural Sustainability Standards with Food Security

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      Pages 263-281

      Economics of Land Degradation: Achievements and Next Steps

  5. National and Regional Soil Legislation

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      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-307

      National Developments in Soil Protection in Mongolia

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      Pages 309-346

      The Protection of Soil Under Namibian Law

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