Principles of International Environmental Law

Principles of International Environmental Law

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Philippe Sands, Jacqueline Peel
Cambridge University Press
Edition: 4, 3/1/2018
EAN 9781108431125, ISBN10: 1108431127

Paperback, 1032 pages, 24.7 x 18.8 x 4.5 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

This new and fully updated edition of Principles of International Environmental Law offers a comprehensive and critical account of one of the fastest growing areas of international law: the principles and rules relating to environmental protection. Introducing the reader to the key foundational principles, governance structures and regulatory techniques, Principles of International Environmental Law explores each of the major areas of international environmental regulation through substantive chapters, including climate change, atmospheric protection, oceans and freshwater, biodiversity, chemicals and waste regulation. The ever-increasing overlap with other areas of international law is also explored through examination of the inter-linkages between international environmental law and other areas of international regulation, such as trade, human rights, humanitarian law and investment law. Incorporating the latest developments in treaty and case law for key areas of environmental regulation, this text is an essential reference and textbook for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and practitioners of international environmental law.

Part I. The Legal and Institutional Framework
1. The environment and international society
issues, concepts and definitions
2. History
3. Governance
states, international organisations and non-state actors
4. International law-making and regulation
5. Compliance
implementation, enforcement, dispute settlement
Part II. Principles and Rules Establishing Standards
6. General principles and rules
7. Atmospheric protection
8. Climate change
9. Freshwater resources
10. Biological diversity
11. Oceans, seas and marine living resources
12. Hazardous substances and activities, and waste
13. The Polar regions
Antarctica and the Arctic
Part III. Techniques for Implementing International Principles and Rules
14. Environmental impact assessment
15. Environmental information and technology transfer
16. Liability for environmental damage
Part IV. Linkage of International Environmental Law and Other Areas of International Law
17. Human rights and international humanitarian law
18. International economic law
trade, investment and intellectual property
19. Future developments.