International Environmental Law Compliance in Context
Mechanisms and Case Studies
This book explores how compliance with international environmental law has changed over time, offering a critical analysis of its current shifting patterns.
Beginning with an overview of compliance with international environmental law, the book goes on to explore in detail: compliance in the different legal regimes instituted by Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), the addition of new subjects of international law, the legal relations between developed and developing countries, and the emergence of new compliance mechanisms in global environmental law. The analysis takes two key developments into consideration: the evolution in forms of compliance and non-state involvement in compliance with international environmental law. In the final section, three case studies are provided to demonstrate how these changes have occurred in selected areas: climate change, biodiversity and water resources. Throughout the book, topics are illustrated with extracts from specific international environmental law jurisprudence and relevant international environmental law instruments. In doing so, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of compliance with international environmental law, providing original insights and following a clear and systematic structure supported by reference to the sources.
This book will be of interest to professionals, academics and students working in the field of compliance with international environmental law.
Table of Contents
PART 1 General aspects of compliance with international environmental law 1. Introduction to compliance 2. International environmental law compliance: theoretical framework, current trends and future scenarios 3. International environmental law compliance in context I: tools 4. International environmental law compliance in context II: actors PART 2 New features of compliance with international environmental law 5. Intersections, interactions, and conflicts 6. Non-compliance and international environmental dispute resolution 7. Private sector involvement and civil society participation in international environmental law compliance PART 3 Case studies 8. Climate change: assessing innovation in compliance and private sector involvement 9. Biodiversity: a critical analysis of the effectiveness of compliance mechanisms under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, the Nagoya Protocol and CITES 10. Water resources: from a scattered compliance regime to a centralised compliance control Conclusions
Dr Belen Olmos Giupponi is an Associate Professor of Law at Kingston University London.