This book critically explores the legal tools, concepts, principles and instruments, as well as cross-cutting issues, that comprise the field of international environmental law. Commencing with foundational elements, progressing on to discrete sub-fields, then exploring regional cooperative approaches, cross-cutting issues and finally emerging challenges for international environmental law, it features chapters by leading experts in the field of international environmental law, drawn from a range of countries in order to put forward a truly global approach to the subject.
The book is split into five parts:
• The foundations of international environmental law covering the principles of international environmental law, standards and voluntary commitments, sustainable development, issues of public participation and environmental rights and compliance, state responsibility, liability and dispute settlement.
• The key instruments and governance arrangements across the most critical areas of international environmental law: biodiversity, wildlife, freshwater, forestry and soils, fisheries, marine pollution, chemicals and waste, air and atmospheric pollution and climate change.
• Crucial developments in seven distinct regions of the world: Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America, South East Asia, the polar regions and small island states.
• Cross-cutting issues and multidisciplinary developments, drawing from multiple other fields of law and beyond to address human rights and Indigenous rights, war and armed conflict, trade, financing, investment, criminology, technology and energy.
• Contemporary challenges and the emerging international environmental law regimes which address these: the changing climate, forced migration, marine plastic debris and future directions in international environmental law.
Containing chapters on the most critical developments in environmental law in recent years, this comprehensive and authoritative book makes for an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.
Table of Contents
- AN INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- PRINCIPLES, STANDARDS AND VOLUNTARY COMMITMENTS IN IEL
- SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT LAW
- COMPLIANCE, STATE RESPONSIBILITY AND LIABILITY
- INFORMATION, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AND ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN ENVIRONMENTAL MATTERS
- CONSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS, AND RIGHTS FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
- INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
- BIODIVERSITY, BIO-SECURITY AND BIO-PROSPECTING
- INTERNATIONAL WILDLIFE LAW
- INTERNATIONAL FRESHWATER LAW
- SOILS, FORESTRY AND DEFORESTATION IN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- FISHERIES LAW
- MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAW
- THE REGULATION OF CHEMICALS AND HAZARDOUS WASTE
- ATMOSPHERIC AND AIR POLLUTION
- INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND CLIMATE CHANGE
- EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- CANADA, THE US AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN LATIN AMERICA
- AFRICA AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- SOUTH-EAST ASIAN REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LEGAL GOVERNANCE AND ASEAN
- INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND SMALL ISLAND STATES
- POLAR LAW AND GOOD GOVERNANCE
- HUMAN RIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
- THE COLLECTIVE RIGHTS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION
- TRADE AND ENVIRONMENT
- INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, FINANCING AND INVESTMENT
- CRIME AND ENVIRONMENT
- TECHNOLOGY AS A TOOL FOR IMPLEMENTATION, COMPLIANCE AND ENFORCEMENT
- NUCLEAR ENERGY AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW: POINTS OF INTERSECTION AND INTEGRATION
- PROTECTION OF THE ENVIRONMENT DURING ARMED CONFLICT AND POST-CONFLICT
- GLOBAL PLASTIC POLLUTION: CURBING SINGLE USE PLASTIC PRODUCTION
- CLIMATE MIGRATION
- CLIMATE LAW, ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, AND THE SCHISM AHEAD
- FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Karen N. Scott, Jade Lindley, Erika Techera and Anastasia Telesetsky
PART I - INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND ITS IMPLEMENTATION
James R May
PART II - KEY ISSUES AND LEGAL FRAMEWORKS
Rowena Maguire, Hope Johnson and Zoe Nay
Anastasia Telesetsky and Rebecca Bratspies
Damien Cremean, Erika Techera and Natalie Ozer
Tony George Puthucherril
Paolo Galizzi and Kerry Gillich
Justice Nyema Nwabueze and Erika Techera
PART III - REGIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
Miranda Geelhoed, Elisa Morgera and Maria Ntona
Natalia Rodríguez-Uribe and Juan Sebastián Urdinola
Koh Kheng Lian and Md Saiful Karim
Erika Techera, Renée Gift and Krishnee Appadoo
Elizabeth Burleson and Karen N. Scott
PART IV - CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES
Markus Gehring and Avidan Kent
LeRoy C. Paddock and Mary Crowell
Abdullah Al Faruque
PART V – CONTEMPORARY AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Anastasia Telesetsky and Rebecca Bratspies
Maxine Burkett and Lauren Sancken
Anastasia Telesetsky, Jade Lindley and Erika Techera
Erika Techera is a professor of law at The University of Western Australia.
Jade Lindley is a criminologist at The University of Western Australia Law School.
Karen N. Scott is a professor of law at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Anastasia Telesetsky is a professor of law at the University of Idaho College of Law, USA.