International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy

The International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy is a book series (editor-in-chief: Dr. Harald Ginzky – German Environment Agency) that deals with political and legal aspects of protection and sustainable management of soils. International developments will be analyzed as well as new concepts at national and regional level.

The first volume of the “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy” was published in February 2017. The “theme” of this volume is dedicated to the implementation of the objective “land degradation neutral world” of the Sustainable Development Goals – Target 15.3.

Editors of the first volume: Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency), Dr. Irene L. Heuser (IUCN), Prof. Tianbao Qin (University of Wuhan/China), Prof. Oliver C. Ruppel (University of Stellenbosch/South Africa), Patrick Wegerdt (EU Commission).

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The second volume of the „International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy“ was published in January 2018. The “theme” of the second volume is “soil and  sustainable agriculture”.

Editors of second volume: Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency), Elizabeth Dooley (University of Exeter, Great Britain), Dr. Irene L. Heuser (IUCN), Prof. Emmanuel Kasimbazi (Kampala Makarere University, Uganda), Dr. Till Markus (University of Bremen, Germany) Prof. Tianbao Qin (University of Wuhan/China),

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The third volume of the „International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy“ was published in March 2019. The “theme” of the third volume is “Urbanization and sustainable management of soils”.

Editors of the third volume are: Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency), Elizabeth Dooley (University of Exeter, UK), Dr. Irene L. Heuser (IUCN), Prof. Emmanuel Kasimbazi (Kampala Makarere University, Uganda), Dr. Till Markus (University Of Bremen, Germany) Prof. Tianbao Qin (University of Wuhan/China),

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The fourth volume of the „International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy“ was published in April 2021. The “theme” is “Soil Protection Law in Africa”.

Editors of Volume 4: Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency), Elizabeth Dooley (University of Exeter, UK), Dr. Irene L. Heuser (IUCN), Prof. Emmanuel Kasimbazi (Kampala Makarere University, Uganda), Dr. Robert Kibugi (University Nairobi, Kenya) Dr. Till Markus (UFZ Leipzig, Germany) Prof. Tianbao Qin (University Wuhan/China) sowie Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel (University Stellenbosch, South Africa)
For more information, click here The “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy” is published by Springer Verlag and available as an E-Book and as hard copies.

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Book series: “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy – Regional Perspectives”

In addition, the book series “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy – Regional Perspectives” was launched (coordinator: Dr. Harald Ginzky – German Environment Agency) that deals with political and legal aspects of protection and sustainable management of soils in different regions or mayor states in the world.

The first volume of the “International Yearbook of Soil Law and Policy – Regional Perspectives” with the title “Legal Instruments for Sustainable Soil Management in Africa“ was published in January 2020. It entails 10 chapters and a summary of the results of the workshop in Kampala/Uganda in 2017.

Editors of the first volume: Hadijah Yahyah (Kampala International University, Uganda), Dr. Harald Ginzky (German Environment Agency), Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Kasimbazi (Markarere University Kampala, Uganda) Dr. Robert Kibugi (University Nairobi, Kenya) and Prof. Dr. Oliver C. Ruppel (Universität Stellenbosch/Südafrika).

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The second volume will entail several chapters on soil governance in India. It will be published end of 2021.