School of Law

Peter Davies

Associate Professor in Law, Faculty of Social Sciences


Expertise Summary

Peter previously taught at the University of Liverpool before taking up a position at the University of Nottingham. His main teaching and research interests lie in the fields of international environmental law and EU environmental law; he has a particular interest in relation to international and EU wildlife conservation law. He is the author of European Union Environmental Law (Ashgate, 2004), co-author of Lyster's International Wildlife Law (2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2010), and co-editor of the Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law (Edward Elgar, 2016). He has additionally published in a number of leading journals and books, including the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, the Yearbook of European Law and the British Year Book of International Law. He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law.

Selected Publications

Current PhD Students

  • Fosci, Mattia: Beyond carbon markets: an analysis of selected policy approaches to reduce forest emissions and their relevance in the climate change negotiations (co-supervised with Michael Bowman)
  • Mohammed, Nicole: An Assessment of Public Participation in Selected Commonwealth Caribbean States (co-supervised with Michael Bowman)
  • MJ BOWMAN, PGG DAVIES and EJ GOODWIN, eds., 2016. Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law, Edward Elgar.
  • PETER GG DAVIES, 2016. "Alien Invasive Species – is the EU’s Strategy Fit for Purpose?". In: MJ BOWMAN, PGG DAVIES, EJ GOODWIN, ed., Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law, Edward Elgar. 184-218
  • PETER GG DAVIES, 2015. "Non-Compliance - a Pivotal or Secondary Function of COP Governance?". In: M FITZMAURICE AND D FRENCH, ed., International Environmental Law and Governance Brill. 87-115 (updated version)
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2013. Non-compliance: a pivotal or secondary function of CoP governance? International Community Law Review. 15(1), 77-101
  • DAVIES, P., 2011. Iceland and European Union accession: the whaling issue Georgetown International Environmental Law Review. 24(1), 23-55
  • BOWMAN, M.J., DAVIES, P.G.G. and REDGWELL, C.J., 2010. Lyster's international wildlife law 2nd. Cambridge University Press.
  • DAVIES PGG, 2009. "Carbon targets, carbon budgeting and the Committee on Climate Change: the 2008 Climate Change Act and the 2050 vision" Environmental Liability. 17(1), 3-10
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2009. Climate change law. In: BURNETT-HALL, R. and JONES, B., eds., Burnett-Hall on environmental Law Sweet & Maxwell. 363-412
  • DAVIES, P.G.G, 2008. Review of W. Th Douma et al., "The Kyoto Protocol and Beyond: Legal and Policy Challenges of Climate Change" Environmental Liability. 16(2), 66-67
  • DAVIES, ed., 2008. Garner's Environmental Law: Issues 87-89 (re EU Environmental Law content). Lexis-Nexis.
  • DAVIES P, 2008. Review of M. Hedemann-Robinson, "Enforcement of European Union Environmental Law - Legal Issues and Challenges". In: ETTY AND SOMSEN, ed., Yearbook of European Environmental Law. 8. OUP. 599-602
  • DAVIES, 2007. Garner's Environmental Law: Issues 84-86 (re EU Environmental Law content) LexisNexis.
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2006. Trading in greenhouse gas emissions: the European Community's endorsement of emissions trading International Energy Law and Taxation Review. 4(1), 105-113
  • DAVIES, 2006. Garner's Environmental Law: Issues 81-83 (re EU Environmental Law) LexisNexis.
  • DAVIES, P, 2006. Review of D.G. Victor, "The Collapse of the Kyoto Protocol and the Struggle to Slow Global Warming" Journal of Environmental Law. 18(2), 328-330
  • DAVIES, 2005. Garner's Environmental Law: Issue 80 (re EU Environmental Law content) LexisNexis.
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2004. European Union Environmental Law Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2002. Public participation, the Aarhus Convention and the European Community. In: ZILLMAN, D. N., LUCAS, A. R. and PRING (ROCK), G., eds., Human Rights in natural resource development: public participation in the sustainable development of mining and energy resources Oxford: Oxford University Press. 155-185
  • DAVIES, P.G., 2002. NATURA 2000: Towards an Effective System of Habitat Protection in Europe In: Seminar by invitation, St. Peters, Oxford University.
  • DAVIES, P.G., 2002. The European Community Law and the Protection of the Environment In: Lecture by invitation, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • DAVIES, P.G., 2002. Public Participation and the 1998 Aarhus Convention In: International Bar Association Biennial Conference on Petroleum, Minerals, Energy and Natural Resources Law.
  • DAVIES, P.G.G., 2001. Climate change and the European Community. In: CAMERON, P.D. and ZILLMAN, D., eds., Kyoto: from principles to practice The Hague: Kluwer Law International. 27-38
  • DAVIES,P.G., 2001. Review of F.O. Vicuna, The Changing International Law of High Seas Fisheries (Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law) (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) British Yearbook of International Law. 71, 401-402
  • DAVIES, P.G., 2001. The European Community, Public Participation and the Aarhus Convention In: International Bar Association Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law.
  • DAVIES,P.G., 2001. Review of Petersmann (ed.), International Trade Law and the GATT/WTO Dispute Settlement System (Studies in Transnational Economic Law)(Kluwer Law International, 1997) The International Journal of Evidence and Proof. 5, 211-213
  • DAVIES, P.G., 2000. Joint Implementation under the Kyoto Protocol between Industrialised States In: International Bar Association 14th Biennial Conference on Energy and Resources Law.
  • DAVIES, P.G., 1999. The EU and Climate Change In: Academic Advisory Group, International Bar Association Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law.
  • DAVIES, P., 1998. Locus Standi before the European Court of Justice: Case C-321195P, Stichting Greenpeace Council (Greenpeace International) and Others v Commission Environmental Liability. VOL 6(NUMBER 3), 95-99
  • DAVIES, P.G., 1998. The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change - International Cooperation and Control In: Workshop contribution to Visions for the Future - Climate Change Conference.
  • DAVIES,P.G., 1998. Global Warming and the Kyoto Protocol International and Comparative Law Quarterly. 47, 446-461
  • DAVIES, P.G., 1997. Interpretation of the EC Treaty by the European Court of Justice In: International Law Association Committee on Treaties.
  • DAVIES,P.G., 1997. Review of P. Sands, Principles of International Environmental Law: Vol. 3 (Studies in International Law Series)(Manchester University Press, 1995) British Yearbook of International Law. 68, 523-525
  • DAVIES, P. G. G. and REDGWELL, C., 1997. The International Legal Regulation of Straddling Fish Stocks British Yearbook of International Law. VOL 67, 199-274
  • DAVIES, P.G., 1997. Enforcement at a Community Level of EC Environmental Law: Time for a Change In: University Association for Contemporary European Studies Research Conference.
  • DAVIES, P.G., 1996. International Protection of Wetlands In: Lecture by invitation, University of Valencia.
  • DAVIES,P.G., 1995. The European Environment Agency Yearbook of European Law. 14, 313-349
  • DAVIES, P. G. G., 1995. The EC/Canadian Fisheries Dispute in the Northwest Atlantic International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 44(NUMBER 4), 927
  • DAVIES, P. G. G., 1994. Legality of Norwegian Commercial Whaling under the Whaling Convention and its Compatibility with European Community Law International and Comparative Law Quarterly. VOL 43(NUMBER 2), 270
  • DAVIES,P.G., 1994. Review of L. Kramer, Focus on European Enviornmental Law (Sweet and Maxwell, 1992) Yearbook of European Law. 13, 551
  • DAVIES,P.G. and GOH,J., 1993. Air Transport and the Environment: Regulating Aircraft Noise Air Law. 123-135
  • DAVIES,P.G. and GOH,J., 1993. EC Law on Aircraft Noise European Environmental Law Review. 9, 229

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