The Future of International Environmental Law
Editor Leary, David
Title The Future of International Environmental Law Publication Date 2010 Place of Publication Tokyo Publisher UNU Press Pages 335 pages Language eng Abstract
Through a collection essays by leading scholars in international environmental law from around the world, this book explores the future of international environmental law in a world of ever worsening environmental crises. It examines the success stories and the failures of international environmental law and argues that future responses to global environmental crisis will be more about good environmental governance rather than just more treaties and laws. Environmental governance in future will need to accommodate the needs and aspirations of peoples from developed and developing countries alike and will have to be based on decisions and actions by a vast range of actors and stakeholders and not just the nation state that has traditionally dominated environmental diplomacy to date. In future this also suggests a need to be cognizant of the close links to other areas of international law including human rights.
Copyright Holder UNU Copyright Year 2010 Copyright type Creative commons ISBN 9789280811926
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