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Title (Primary) European and German nature conservation instruments and their adaptation to climate change – a legal analysis
Author Möckel, S.; Köck, W.;
Journal Journal for European Environmental & Planning Law
Year 2013
Department UPR;
Volume 10
Issue 1
Language englisch;
POF III (all) T12;
Keywords nature conservation; climate adaptation; climate change; environmental law; protected areas; Natura 2000; biotope networks; agriculture; landscapes; planning instruments
UFZ wide themes RU6;
Abstract The article discusses the most significant legal problems facing the makers of conservation policy
in the European Union and in Germany in adapting biodiversity to climate change. In the introduction,
we give an overview of the possible consequences of climate change for species and
landscapes and propose a number of adaptation measures. We then analyse and discuss three
issues relating to the policy instruments of European and German environmental law: 1. the
problems associated with protected areas in terms of justification and flexibility; 2. the need for
more biotope networks, especially in agriculturally dominated landscapes; and 3. the potential
and shortcomings of regional and local planning instruments.
ID 13818
Persistent UFZ Identifier http://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=13818
Möckel, S., Köck, W. (2013):
European and German nature conservation instruments and their adaptation to climate change – a legal analysis
JEEPL 10 (1), 54 - 71