This title was first published in 2003. Viewed as a prelude to a broader spectrum of perspectives and approaches captured within international protection of the environment, these volumes offer an invitation to further exploration. Covering a broad array of topics, the essays chosen convey pivotal breakthroughs in international environmental law.
Table of Contents
Volume I: Part I: Conceptual Issues 1. Environmental Security and Global Change: The Challenge to International Law, Günther Handl; 2. The Tragedy of the Commons, Garrett Hardin; 3. Towards a Meaningful Concept of Pollution in International Law, Allen L. Springer; 4. Should Trees Have Standing? – Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects, Christopher D. Stone; 5. Our Rights and Obligations to Future Generations for the Environment, Edith Brown Weiss. Part II: Traditional Sources of International Environmental Law 6. Towards New Approaches to Treaty-Making in the Field of Environment, A.O. Adede; 7. Protection of the Stratospheric Ozone Layer and the Structure of International Environmental Lawmaking, David D. Caron; 8. Customary (And Not So Customary) International Environmental Law, Daniel Bodansky. Part III: Contemporary Sources of International Environmental Law 9. Soft Law and the International Law of the Environment, Pierre-Marie Dupuy; 10. The Precautionary Principle as a Norm of Customary International Law, Owen McIntyre and Thomas Mosedale ; 11. A Right to Environment in International Law: Current Status and Future Outlook, Paula M. Pevato. Part IV: International Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations 12. Environmental Protection and Development, Patricia Birnie; 13. Autonomous Institutional Arrangements in Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Little-Noticed Phenomenon in International Law, Robin R. Churchill and Geir Ulfstein; 14. Compliance Control Mechanisms and International Environmental Obligations, Günther Handl; 15. The Role of Non-Governmental Organizations in the Development of International Environmental Law, A. Dan Tarlock. Name Index.
'There is huge interest in International Environmental Law, matched by a widespread uncertainty as to which elements of International Environmental Law are really normative, how it all fits with other apparently competing norms, and whether it is an agenda being imposed by the industrialised world on developing nations. After reading these essays, carefully chosen to represent diversity of opinion and perspectives that are fully global, the reader should feel more confident. And the editor's long introductory essay does much to deepen understanding of this complex but essential field of international law.' Judge Rosalyn Higgins, International Court of Justice, The Netherlands ’...this valuable collection of materials...’ Journal of Environmental Law