Environmental law addresses the broad question of how to reconcile human activity with the need to protect the life-support system of humans and other species on a planet of limited resources. This question cannot be fully understood or explored without acknowledging that environmental issues do not respect political boundaries. Once introduced to the challenges of effectively addressing environmental problems, students can easily appreciate the value of concerted international efforts to address those challenges, and lessons that can be learned from efforts in other countries. Global Issues in Environmental Law is designed to facilitate the introduction of international and comparative legal issues into the basic Environmental Law course, but could also be used in a seminar on the subject. The book covers: constitutional protection of the environment; the precautionary principle; intergenerational equity; international and comparative approaches to the regulation of air, water and toxic substance pollution; global climate change; wildlife and biodiversity preservation; the Law of the Sea; and management of oceans and coastal areas.

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Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: Global Issues
Publication Date: 12/29/2008
Related Subject(s): International-Environmental

Stephen C. McCaffrey, University of Pacific School of Law

Rachael E. Salcido, University of Pacific School of Law


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