The Law Library recently added the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law to its online collection. The Encyclopedia provides comprehensive coverage of different aspects of environmental law and aims to be a reference work for students, scholars, and policymakers.
The Encyclopedia was initiated by the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law in 2011 and is edited by Michael Faure. Entries are written by international experts who explore the concepts of law as well as the latest research concerning various elements of environmental law. Each entry also provides an extensive bibliography for further reading.
The Encyclopedia will consist of 12 volumes, 10 of which have already been published. The latest addition is dedicated to Water Law. It examines the rules of ownership, rights of use, and dispute resolution that addresses access, allocation, and protection of water resources. The next volume - Trade and Environmental Law - will be published in December.
Other encyclopedias and commentaries
The online edition of the Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is available through ElgarOnline, the online content platform of Edward Elgar Publishing. The Library's subscription includes two other encyclopedias: the Encyclopedia of Private International Law and the Encyclopedia of Law and Development.
There are also several commentaries available. Among the most recent additions are:
The Paris Agreement on Climate / G. van Calster, L. Reins (2021)
EU Copyright Law / I. Stamatoudi, P. Torremans (2021)
The Revised European Social Charter / K. Lukas (2021)
European Public Procurement / R. Caranta, A. Sanchez-Graells (2021)
Handbooks, monographs, and more
ElgarOnline provides access to almost 300 handbooks, monographs, reference works, and research reviews in various fields of law. The Law Library purchased the collection Law 2022 which means that over 150 more books will become available over the course of next year.
All available e-books can also be found through the UvA CataloguePlus. Students and staff have access outside the campus network by using their UvAnetID.