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Transformative governance of biodiversity: Insights for sustainable development (2021)
Journal Article
Visseren-Hamakers, I. J., Razzaque, J., McElwee, P., Turnhout, E., Kelemen, E., Rusch, G. M., …Zaleski, D. (2021). Transformative governance of biodiversity: Insights for sustainable development. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 53, 20-28. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2021.06.002

While there is much debate on transformative change among academics and policymakers, the discussion on how to govern such change is still in its infancy. This article argues that transformative governance is needed to enable the transformative chang... Read More about Transformative governance of biodiversity: Insights for sustainable development.

Information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters (2020)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J. (2020). Information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters. In Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law (58-72). (Second). Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Since the 1992 Rio Summit, increasing depletion of resources (such as land, water, energy and forests) as well as restricted access to these resources remain issues of global concern. Time and again, a lack of community engagement along with weak inf... Read More about Information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters.

Why protect ancient woodland in the UK? Rethinking the ecosystem approach (2020)
Journal Article
Razzaque, J., & Lester, C. (2021). Why protect ancient woodland in the UK? Rethinking the ecosystem approach. Transnational Environmental Law, 10(1), 135-158. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2047102520000333

Sites of ancient woodland in the United Kingdom (UK) are diminishing rapidly and the multi-functional forest management system with its fragmented approach fails effectively to protect such woodland. In the face of reports on the destruction of ancie... Read More about Why protect ancient woodland in the UK? Rethinking the ecosystem approach.

Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change (2019)
Journal Article
Díaz, S., Settele, J., Brondízio, E. S., Ngo, H. T., Agard, J., Arneth, A., …Zayas, C. N. (2019). Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change. Science, 366(6471), https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax3100

The human impact on life on Earth has increased sharply since the 1970s, driven by the demands of a growing population with rising average per capita income. Nature is currently supplying more materials than ever before, but this has come at the high... Read More about Pervasive human-driven decline of life on Earth points to the need for transformative change.

Environmental impact assessment in the context of mangrove forest ecosystem management in Bangladesh: a case study of Rampal coal power plant project (2019)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J. (2019). Environmental impact assessment in the context of mangrove forest ecosystem management in Bangladesh: a case study of Rampal coal power plant project. In P. Cullet, & S. Koonan (Eds.), Research Handbook on Law, Environment and the Global South, (207-230). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784717469

The mangroves of the Sundarbans, spanning between Bangladesh and India, are recognized as an internationally important World Heritage and Ramsar site. It supports a wide range of ecosystem services that sustain the livelihoods of local poor communiti... Read More about Environmental impact assessment in the context of mangrove forest ecosystem management in Bangladesh: a case study of Rampal coal power plant project.

Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards (2019)
Book
Turner, S., Shelton, D., Razzaque, J., McIntyre, O., & May, J. (2019). J. May, O. McIntyre, J. Razzaque, D. Shelton, & S. Turner (Eds.), Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards. Cambridge University Press

Environmental rights, also known as the human rights or constitutional rights that are used for the protection of the environment, have proliferated over the last 45 years. However, the precise levels of protection that they represent has since been... Read More about Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards.

Global assessment Chapter 6: Options for decision makers (2019)
Report
Razzaque, J., & Visseren-Hamakers, . I. (2019). Global assessment Chapter 6: Options for decision makers. Paris, France: Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Servcies (IPBES)

In recent decades, the extent and scope of societal responses to environmental problems, including biodiversity decline, have been extensive and diverse. The outcomes, however, have been mixed across sectors and levels of governance, with limited suc... Read More about Global assessment Chapter 6: Options for decision makers.

A stock-taking of FPIC standards in international environmental law (2019)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J. (2019). A stock-taking of FPIC standards in international environmental law. In O. McIntyre, J. May, D. Shelton, S. Turner, & J. Razzaque (Eds.), Environmental Rights: The Development of Standards, 195-221. Cambridge University Press

With its roots in the international human rights law, free prior and informed consent (FPIC) is now integrated within the environmental law regime. The cross-fertilisation of FPIC standards from human rights laws to environmental laws is evident in t... Read More about A stock-taking of FPIC standards in international environmental law.

International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability (2017)
Book
Alam, S., Bhuiyan, J. H., & Razzaque, J. (2017). S. Alam, J. H. Bhuiyan, & J. Razzaque (Eds.), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability. Routledge

The question of appropriate use of natural resources inevitably raises competing interests between the resource rich and resource hungry nations. Such conflict of interests are not new. Historically, resource abundant nations have been plagued with i... Read More about International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability.

Payments for Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Mangrove Forest Management in Bangladesh (2017)
Journal Article
Razzaque, J. (2017). Payments for Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Mangrove Forest Management in Bangladesh. Transnational Environmental Law, 6(2), 309-333. https://doi.org/10.1017/S2047102516000376

© 2017 Cambridge University Press. In the context of sustainable development, both developed and developing countries are implementing policies that encourage economic growth, environmental protection and social well-being in resource decisions. Acco... Read More about Payments for Ecosystem Services in Sustainable Mangrove Forest Management in Bangladesh.

Sustainable agricultural investment and the global south (2017)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J., & Le, P. (2017). Sustainable agricultural investment and the global south. In S. Alam, J. H. Bhuiyan, & J. Razzaque (Eds.), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, 263-286. Routledge

In this age of economic globalisation, the agricultural sector requires more investment to meet the global need for food and fuel security, and greater development needs in rural areas in the global South. However, a sharp increase in land acquisitio... Read More about Sustainable agricultural investment and the global south.

Toxic ships, environmental crimes, and the North-South discourse (2017)
Book Chapter
Razzaque, J. (2017). Toxic ships, environmental crimes, and the North-South discourse. In T. Bergin, & E. Orlando (Eds.), Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms: Global Perspectives, 154-182. Routledge

Notwithstanding the presence of the Basel Convention on the Control of Transboundary Movements of Hazardous Wastes and their Disposal, the movement of hazardous waste has grown globally in the form of dumping of toxic and electronic waste, relocation... Read More about Toxic ships, environmental crimes, and the North-South discourse.

International natural resources law and sustainable investment: Principles and practices (2017)
Book Chapter
Alam, S., Jahid, B., & Razzaque, J. (2017). International natural resources law and sustainable investment: Principles and practices. In J. Razzaque, J. Bhuyian, & S. Alam (Eds.), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, 15-44. Routledge

The authors argue that sustainable development and growth can be achieved by governments, but only through careful management of natural resources. The authors also argue that foreign investment is, perhaps paradoxically, increasingly perceived as a... Read More about International natural resources law and sustainable investment: Principles and practices.

Dismantling resource sovereignty in the context of the right to a healthy environment (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Razzaque, J. (2016, October). Dismantling resource sovereignty in the context of the right to a healthy environment. Presented at CPG's 7th Annual Conference: “The Great Game Reloaded: Order and Disorder in Geopolitics and Global Governance", Bangkok, Thailand

Quite how sovereignty is interpreted in the international environmental law remains less than straightforward and how sovereignty interacts with the right-based approach to promote sustainable development remains surprisingly under-explored. At the n... Read More about Dismantling resource sovereignty in the context of the right to a healthy environment.

UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 - Activities portfolio (supporting document for UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 activities catalogue) (2016)
Report
Gough, G., Longhurst, J., Putterill, T., Harris, V., Smart, D., Holmes, I., …Idle, J. (2016). UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 - Activities portfolio (supporting document for UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 activities catalogue)

This Activities Portfolio details projects, events and initiatives which represent the work of hundreds of UWE staff and students during Bristol's year as European Green Capital in 2015. It is the working file to accompany the UWE Green Capital 2015... Read More about UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 - Activities portfolio (supporting document for UWE Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 activities catalogue).

UWE - Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 activities catalogue (2016)
Report
Gough, G., Longhurst, J., Harris, V., Stephens, A., Smart, D., Holmes, I., …Bigg, M. (2016). UWE - Celebrating Bristol Green Capital 2015 activities catalogue

This catalogue showcases and celebrates examples of the work of the hundreds of UWE staff and students who contributed to Bristol Green Capital 2015.

International Environmental Law and the Global South (2015)
Book
Razzaque, J., González, C., Alam, S., & Atapattu, S. (2015). International Environmental Law and the Global South. Cambridge University Press

This book examines the ways in which the conflicting perspectives and priorities of the global North and the global South have compromised the effectiveness of international environmental law, including deadlocks in international negotiations and ina... Read More about International Environmental Law and the Global South.