Property rights and climate change: Land-use under changing environmental conditions

Fennie van Straalen, Thomas Hartmann, John Sheehan

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Property Rights and Climate Change explores the multifarious relationships between different types of climate-driven environmental changes and property rights. This original contribution to the literature examines such climate changes through the lens of property rights, rather than through the lens of land use planning. The inherent assumption pursued is that the different types of environmental changes, with their particular effects and impact on land use, share common issues regarding the relation between the social construction of land via property rights and the dynamics of a changing environment. Making these common issues explicit and discussing the different approaches to them is the central objective of this book. Through examining a variety of cases from the Arctic to the Australian coast, the contributors take a transdisciplinary look at the winners and losers of climate change, discuss approaches to dealing with changing environmental conditions, and stimulate pathways for further research. This book is essential reading for lawyers, planners, property rights experts and environmentalists.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages194
ISBN (Electronic)9781315520087
ISBN (Print)9781138698000
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameRoutledge complex real property rights series

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    van Straalen, F., Hartmann, T., & Sheehan, J. (2017). Property rights and climate change: Land-use under changing environmental conditions. (Routledge complex real property rights series). Routledge.