Principles of International Environmental Law: Frameworks, Standards, and Implementation

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This comprehensive account incorporates material from the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, and can be used on its own, as a reference or course text, and in conjunction with its two companion collections of legal documents. Part I sets out the legal and institutional framework of the field. Part II considers standards for general application, for protecting resources, and for control of pollution. Part III examines implementation techniques such as environmental impact assessment, and environmental aspects of international rules governing trade and technology. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Table of Contents

Series editors' preface
Preface and acknowledgments
Table of treaties and other international acts
Table of cases
Pt. I The legal and institutional framework 1
1 The environment and international society: issues, concepts and definitions 9
2 History 25
3 Governance: states, international organisations and non-governmental actors 63
4 International law-making and regulation 103
5 Compliance: implementation, enforcement, dispute settlement 141
Pt. II Principles and rules establishing standards 181
6 General principles and rules 183
7 Atmosphere 243
8 Oceans and seas 291
9 Freshwater resources 346
10 Conservation of biological diversity 368
11 Hazardous substances and activities 456
12 Waste 492
13 The polar regions; Antarctica and the Arctic 520
14 European Community environmental law 539
Pt. III Techniques for implementing international principles and rules 577
15 Environmental impact assessment 579
16 Environmental information 596
17 Liability and compensation for environmental damage 629
18 International trade and competition 684
19 Financial resources, technology and intellectual property 727
Index 755
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