Law in a Nutshell: International Environmental Law
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This current edition offers a synoptic yet accurate account of the rapidly changing landscape of international environmental law. These developments include: The changing cartography of international governance created by the expanding role of environmental non-governmental organizations and multinational corporations in environmental protection; On-going developments in treaty regimes addressing greenhouse gases, biodiversity, toxic wastes, transnational rivers, the oceans, and international trade; The emerging new profile of sustainable development in light of the 2002 World Conference on Sustainable Development (WCSD); The doctrinal restatements of state responsibility and international liability by the International Law Commission; The growth of civil liability regimes in national jurisdictions offering remedies for international wrongs; The evolving responses to the continuing challenge of implementing international environmental law.
Topics covered also include:
Sources and Forms of International Environmental Law;
Global Climate Change;
Toxic and Hazardous Substances;
Land Based Pollution;
Vessel Based Pollution;
Conservation of Marine Living Resources;
Transboundary Air Pollution;
Transboundary Water Pollution;
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|Edition||4th ed., 2012|