The Calanques National Park has been a project since the 1970s, but has now become official by decree in April 2012. It is the first second-generation national park (law of 2006).Given that it is coastal and located at the gates to Marseille, a city with a population of two million, its creation has crystallised crucial ecological and social issues. How can we define its borders at the scale of "natural" urban areas involved? How can we protect the biodiversity whilst preserving the cultural heritage? This book retraces the construction of the project by focusing on the consultation period involving all the stakeholders (economists, politicians, residents, users, etc.).
The WTO has a duty to protect the geographical indications that identify a product where the quality, reputation or other set characteristic can basically be attributed to its geographical origin. Champagne, Roquefort, Darjeeling and Basmati are all examples of this. Through a comparative analysis, the book shows how India protects the craft products and ancient varieties that reflect its cultural identity from the threats of globalisation and how the Indian experience throws French and European law into question.
The Codex Alimentarius, created in 1963 to establish international food standards, has seen a change in its challenges with the World Trade Organisation agreements. This book uses detailed cases to examine the modalities and conditions influencing companies in the decisions of an intergovernmental organisation by setting out their constraints and how they must adapt.
GMO, an impossible debate? The French Farmers' Union, the association Deba (Debates and Exchanges on Biotechnologies in Farming) and the Agrobiosciences Mission have taken up the challenge by organising a dialogue between several people with conflicting views.
Their arguments - biological, economic, philosophical, legal and political - will be of equal interest to simple citizens and to policymakers, researchers and students.
With the Gulf of Mexico recently facing the worse oil slick in living memory, Michel Girin and Emina Mamaca set out a global overview of this scourge. What conclusions can be drawn? What solutions can be put in place to control it better?
Publishing the results of your scientific research is just as important as the experimental work itself. And yet this task can cause tremendous grief when the time for writing arrives: this book offers a reliable method.
Despite the scientific advances attributed to animal experimentation, it henceforth has to bow to the EU directive of 22/09/2010 which lays down a framework for the use of animals for scientific purposes and marks a new victory for law.
This book reflects the conflict which has been raging since 1992 between the world of pastoralism and wolf protection campaigners. The author emphasises the need for an active wolf management policy if these two worlds are to live peacefully side by side.
This revealing book describes the risks related to chemical transport today, based on an analysis of existing knowledge, the regulations currently in force and the feed-back from fifty-five accidents which have occurred around the world since 30 years.