Cultural property such as artwork is a peculiar object of legal regulation due to its dual nature: it can be unique and irreplaceable while serving as an attractive investment. The dual nature of valuable cultural items raises a number of theoretical and practical issues which are discussed in this book; they include policy and regulations pertaining to cultural property in the national legal system, the challenge of balancing public and private interests in the international trade in cultural items, the practice of designing and signing model contracts concerning cultural property, and the choice of appropriate methods of dispute resolution in the international trade in cultural property.
In the monograph presents trends in the development of renewable energy, the author's methodology for determining the real size of subsidies. The stereotype about the priority of preference for renewable energy is refuted. The relationship between the factors influencing investments in 215 renewable energy projects has been identified; improved the way network parity is calculated. The practice of leasing land and offshore plots for renewable energy facilities is considered. Statistics of leasing renewable energy in Europe have been formed and a methodology has been developed to determine its socio-economic efficiency. Calculations of saved lives, health expenditures related to carbon dioxide emissions, prevention of environmental damage through leasing have been carried out. The business models of leasing and financial instruments for use in renewable energy are presented.
The book is intended for scientists for research in the fields of renewable energy, environmental protection, stock market, leasing, teachers, economists, energy, environmentalists, sociologists, specialists of banks, leasing, insurance, investment companies.