This book provides an examination of the principles of equality and equity in international environmental law. It focuses on analyzing what has been done on the international plane to promote the participation of developing countries in international environmental agreements.
1. Introduction 2. Background 3. Sustainable development 4. Facilitating the participation of developing states – Sources of conflict regarding treatment of developing countries in the international regulatory process 5. Promoting the participation of developing states – Incentives and disincentives in some international environmental agreements 6. International institutional structures 7. Special funding mechanisms 8. The role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and other major groups in promoting universal participation 9. Conclusion