Genetic Resources in Environmental Law: Concept, Regulatory Framework and Governance

Genetic resources (GRs) play a significant role in biodiversity conservation and in human health. They are used by a wide range of users both for scientific research and for commercial exploitation (pharmaceuticals, agricultural products, cosmetics, food, vaccines, biofuels, etc.). Their legal protection and governance is crucial for provider countries as Greece, which has a high level of biodiversity and endemism. This monograph critically approaches GRs legal definition, focusing on the relationship between environmental law on the one hand, and the evolution of science and technology on the other; In the light of the Nagoya Protocol, the monograph explores the GRs regulatory framework at international, EU and national level, and it investigates governance levels and involved entities (i.e. public administration, private sector enterprises, scientists, researchers, indigenous people & local communities, etc.) in the frame of this interdisciplinary and challenging issue.

Genetic Resources in Environmental Law: Concept, Regulatory Framework and Governance, Publ. Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens 2021, ISBN: 978-960-654-351-7 (book, 395 pages, monograph, in Greek).

Forest Legislation

This annotated forestry legislation provides a systematic classification of Greek forestry laws in two sections-parts: I. Basic forestry legislation (Forest codes) and II. Thematic forestry legislation. This book offers detailed guidance and commentary on the nationwide wholesale advances in jurisprudence that has evolved over of the interpretation of the Greek Forestry Legislation, one of the most important pieces of environmental legislation in Greece’s recent history. 

This annotated forestry legislation includes an introductory overview of the legislative and jurisprudential history of Greek forest sector, which covers almost two centuries, from the establishment of modern Greek State until 2018. It is a practical guide to the interpretation and application of the Greek Forestry legislation and it is designed for use by lawyers, judges, notaries, public administration, foresters, practitioners, business professionals and students.

Forest Legislation, Publ. Nomiki Bibliothiki, Athens 2011, ISBN 978-960-272-785-0 (Annotated Forest Legislation i.e. with extensive bibliography and case law comments), p. 1372, (in Greek).

The legal protection of landscape in International, European Community and National law

The monograph attempts to provide a comprehensive analysis of the legal protection of landscape, a strongly interdisciplinary concept. The monograph is structured in three parts presenting, from a critical point of view, the legislative framework in international, EU and national law as well as its interpretation via case-law. In addition, the integration of landscape protection in key areas such as the environment and spatial and urban planning, is highlighted. 
Moreover, the contribution of landscape study sciences to the formulation and clarification of landscape legal definition, is stressed.

The monograph is addressed to lawyers, judges, the public administration as well as to all the professionals who deal with the theory and practices of landscape application (spatial planning, urban planners, landscape architects, geographers, foresters etc.)

The legal protection of landscape in International, European Community and National law, Publ. Ant. Sakkoulas, Athens 2009, ISBN 978-960-15-2298-2 (book, 569 pages, monograph, in Greek).

The legal protection of forests

This book provides an in-depth analysis of a key area of national environmental law: the legal protection of forests, which constitutes the oldest environmental legislation in Greece. The extensive research, the legislative, jurisprudential and theoretical critical analysis fall in the fields of public and private environmental law. Taking into account the fact that forest ecosystems in Greece (forests and forest areas) cover almost half of the country's area and that a crucial part of technical and infrastructure projects (i.e. road construction projects, mines, energy projects, hydraulic projects, solid, liquid, hazardous and toxic waste treatment projects, etc.) are conducted in the forest environment, the book offers an interdisciplinary approach, addressed to scholars, lawyers, judges, notaries, the public administration and to those involved in forest practice as well as in the construction of public and/or private projects, within the forest environment.

The legal protection of forests, Publ. Ant. Sakkoulas, Athens 1998, ISBN 9789602329184 (book, 569 pages, monograph, in Greek).