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Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited by: Shawkat Alam , Md Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan , Tareq M.R. Chowdhury , Erika J. Techera

Print publication date:  September  2012
Online publication date:  November  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415687171
eBook ISBN: 9780203093474
Adobe ISBN: 9781136202872

10.4324/9780203093474
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Book description

The Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law is an advanced level reference guide which provides a comprehensive and contemporary overview of the corpus of international environmental law (IEL). The Handbook features specially commissioned papers by leading experts in the field of international environmental law, drawn from a range of both developed and developing countries in order to put forward a truly global approach to the subject. Furthermore, it addresses emerging and cross-cutting issues of critical importance for the years ahead.

The book is split into six parts for ease of reference:

  • The Legal Framework, Theories and Principles of International Environmental Law - focuses on the origins, theory, principles and development of the discipline;
  • Implementing International Environmental Law - addresses the implementation of IEL and the role of various actors and institutions, including corporations, intergovernmental organisations and NGOs;
  • Key Issues and Legal Frameworks - brings fresh perspectives of the common general issues of international environmental law, such as biological diversity and marine environmental law;
  • Regional Environmental Law - explores the specific regimes developed to address regional environmental issues, considering the evolution, prospects and relationship of regional law and mechanisms to IEL;
  • Cross-Cutting Issues - considers the engagement of international environmental law with other key fields and legal regimes, including international trade, human rights and armed conflict;
  • Contemporary and Future Challenges - analyses pressing current and emerging issues in the field including environmental refugees and climate change, REDD and deforestation, and ‘treaty congestion’ in IEL.

This up-to-date and authoritative book makes it an essential reference work for students, scholars and practitioners working in the field.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The environment and international society Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The origin and development of international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Principles of international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The international environmental law-making process Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Environmental justice and international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  6:  International environmental institutions Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The role of non-governmental organisations, peoples and courts in implementing international environmental laws Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Information, public participation and access to justice in environmental matters Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The funding of international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The settlement of disputes in international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Multinational corporations and international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Biological diversity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Freshwater, habitats and ecosystems Download PDF
Chapter  14:  International freshwater law Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Marine environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Marine pollution law Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Two decades of the Basel Convention Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Pollution control and the regulation of chemicals and e-waste Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Air, atmosphere and climate change Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The climate change regime Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The regulation of space activities and the space environment Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Nuclear energy and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  23:  International cultural heritage law Download PDF
Chapter  24:  European environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The Americas’ environmental and sustainable development law Download PDF
Chapter  26:  South East Asian environmental legal governance Download PDF
Chapter  27:  International environmental law and Australia and New Zealand Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Environmental law in africa Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Polar law and good governance Download PDF
Chapter  30:  International trade rules and environmental effects Download PDF
Chapter  31:  International investment agreements and sustainable development Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Collective indigenous rights and the environment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Global constitutional environmental rights Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Protection of the environment during armed conflict Download PDF
Chapter  35:  International disaster law Download PDF
Chapter  36:  “Treaty congestion” in contemporary international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sustainable development and international environmental law Download PDF
Chapter  38:  International responsibility and liability for environmental harm Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Deforestation, REDD and international law Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Climate refugees Download PDF
Bibliography Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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