This compilation of key materials in international environmental law takes account of the most significant developments in the field that have occurred during the past decade, including in the areas of climate change, chemicals and pesticides, biosafety, and nuclear safety, as well as good governance, compliance and liability. Not only does multilateral environmental law making have wide-ranging repercussions on the way national development policies are drafted and business is conducted, but also environmental issues increasingly interweave with those relating to human rights, trade, agriculture and intellectual property, making familiarity with the key instruments in international law essential for all working in these areas. The book comprises a representative selection of the most important studies in international environmental law, with an editorial introduction to each topic. Its focus on recent trends and cross-sectoral aspects makes it an indispensable tool for students, researchers, practitioners and policy makers in international environmental law and related fields.
Contents: Introduction; General framework; Regulatory techniques and environmental rights; The atmosphere; Biological diversity; Species and habitats; Hazardous wastes, chemicals and pesticides, and nuclear energy; Military activities; Marine environment, marine resources and international watercourses; Trade, finance and intellectual property; Liability and redress; Dispute settlement and compliance.