This book deals with questions concerning the regulation of disasters, climate change and environmental harm in developing countries, focusing on the particular case of Indonesia and addressing regulatory problems from a multidisciplinary perspective. It considers issues of: (i) globalization and especially the question of how globalization affects environmental harm; (ii) decision-making and public participation in decisions with respect to environmentally hazardous activities; and (iii) the subject of how indigenous knowledge and ‘local wisdom’ can be incorporated in environmental decision-making in developing countries.
Important conclusions are drawn about how reliable institutions and instruments can be developed to guarantee decision-making which reduces the risks emerging from environmental degradation, climate change or disasters in that public interest. Recommendations are formulated to take into account the specific challenges and problems that developing countries are facing when proposing particular instruments or institutions. The book will appeal to environmental lawyers, environmental policymakers, civil servants with competence for disasters, environmental decision-making or climate change, and environmental economists.
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