Introduction to International Environmental Law, 1st Edition by Timo Koivurova

By Timo Koivurova

Introduction to overseas Environmental Law provides a concise evaluate of overseas environmental legislation and the relatives and agreements between countries to facilitate environmental defense. starting through exploring the heritage nature and resources of foreign environmental legislation, Professor Koivurova strikes directly to think of the most important ideas in addition to interpreting the implementation and effectiveness of overseas environmental legislation in perform. It considers how overseas environmental legislation has constructed clear of different branches of overseas legislations that are seriously in response to nation sovereignty, for you to extra successfully facilitate environmental safety and concludes via posing questions about the way forward for the field.

Taking a concise, available technique all through and making use of case stories drawn from an international diversity of examples, this publication is the proper first aspect of access to the context, rules and problems with this crucial subject.

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The world has not, after all, turned out to be the scene of a no-rules power game as described by the Cold War realists – rather the opposite. The bulk of rules produced by governments and intergovernmental organizations are expanding at an exponential rate. It is remarkable that under international law different countries, cultures, religions, races and civilizations have organized themselves into an international community that speaks the common language of international law. International environmental law, too, has accomplished a great deal.

How can small non-governmental actors influence global environmental negotiations? Cooperation in Arctic environmental protection was initiated in 1991 with the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS), which later evolved into the Arctic Council. The Arctic Council is a soft-law cooperative body made up of the governments of eight Arctic states (five Nordic states, Russia, Canada and the USA). Indigenous groups have a unique status in the Arctic Council: they are permanent participants, and must be consulted by the Arctic states in all decision-making.

On the whole, we have reason to exercise a healthy degree of scepticism about the ways in which states have endeavoured to solve international environmental problems. Empirical research indicates that the ecological status of our environment is in a state of continual deterioration despite the enormous number of environmental treaties and other instruments directed towards environmental protection. This does not, however, mean that environmental treaties are meaningless. Many environmental problems have been contained and even eliminated by such agreements.

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