Environmental problems do not respect international boundaries; they affect the entire globe, and dealing with them is a matter for international political negotiation, law and institutions. Greening International Law assesses the extent to which the international community has so far adapted to address environmental problems, and examines the fundamental changes needed to the structure and organisation of the legal system and its institutions. The contributors to this volume have all played a central role in the development of international environmental law over the past decade, and their essays will be of interest to all those professionally, academically or individually concerned with the resolution of environmental problems.
Table of Contents
Foreword * Acknowledgements * List of Contributors * Introduction * International Environmental Law from Stockholm to Rio: Back to the Future? * the Rio Declaration: A New Basis for International Cooperation * Defending the Global Commons * Enforcing Environmental Security * Greening Bretton woods * Greening the EEC Treaty * The GATT and the Environment * Environmental Law and Policy in Antarctica * Radioactive Waste Dumping at Sea * The Evolution of International Whaling * Technology-based Approaches Versus Market-based Approaches * Notes and References * Glossary * List of Treaties and Other International Acts * List of Cases * Index
Philippe Sands is a practising Barrister and the Legal Director of the Foundation for International Environmental Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Visiting Professor at New York University Law School.