International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy 2018

  • Harald Ginzky
  • Elizabeth Dooley
  • Irene L. Heuser
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
  • Till Markus
  • Tianbao Qin

Part of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy book series (IYSLP, volume 2018)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Theme: ‘Urbanisation and Sustainable Management of Soils’

  3. Recent Developments of Soil Regulation at International Level

  4. National and Regional Soil Legislation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Patricia L. Farnese
      Pages 297-313
    3. Emmanuel Kasimbazi
      Pages 315-330
  5. Cross-Cutting Topics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 345-345
    2. Ronald Vargas-Rojas, Rosa Cuevas-Corona, Yusuf Yigini, Yuxin Tong, Zineb Bazza, Liesl Wiese
      Pages 373-395

About this book


This book presents an important discussion on urbanization and sustainable soil management from a range of perspectives, addressing key topics such as sustainable cities, soil sealing, rehabilitation of contaminated soils, property rights and liability issues, as well as trading systems with regard to land take.

This third volume of the International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is divided into four parts, the first of which explores several aspects of the topic “urbanization and sustainable management of soils.” The second part then covers recent international developments, while the third part presents regional and national reports, and the fourth discusses cross-cutting issues. Given the range of key topics covered, the book offers an indispensible tool for all academics, legislators and policymakers working in this field.
The “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy” series discusses central questions in law and politics with regard to the protection and sustainable management of soil and land – at the international, national and regional level.


soil urbanization sustainable management soil sealing UNFCCC CBD UNCCD FAO Global Soil Partnership climate change biodiversity land take sustainable cities contamination liability agriculture soil legislation human rights food security rehabilitation of contaminated soils

Editors and affiliations

  • Harald Ginzky
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Dooley
    • 2
  • Irene L. Heuser
    • 3
  • Emmanuel Kasimbazi
    • 4
  • Till Markus
    • 5
  • Tianbao Qin
    • 6
  1. 1.German Environment AgencyDessauGermany
  2. 2.University of ExeterExeterUK
  3. 3.Specialist Group on Sustainable Soils and DesertificationIUCN World Commission on Environmental LawKleinmachnowGermany
  4. 4.Makerere UniversityKampalaUganda
  5. 5.Research Centre for European Environmental LawUniversity of BremenBremenGermany
  6. 6.Research Institute of Environmental LawWuhan UniversityWuhanChina

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