International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific
Springer Netherlands, 1998 M02 18 - 364 pages
What does the future hold for the development of international environmental law in the Asia Pacific? This book addresses that question through a multifaceted examination of various aspects of environmental law in the states which comprise East and Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the island states of the Southwest Pacific, and occasionally the states of South and Central Asia. A treaties table at the end of the book includes most Asia Pacific countries, giving the reader a fuller picture of the environmental conventions.
In addition to providing an overall view of international environmental law, this examination includes an in-depth look at such subjects as:
The book concludes by assessing the interaction between international and regional environmental law and turning to an examination of future prospects for the Asia Pacific.
Through its thorough range of coverage, International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific provides an illustration of the current state of development of international environmental law within the region as well as the forces shaping further development of international and regional schemes for environmental governance. In doing so, the book promotes long-term ecological, social, and economic sustainability.
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45 Thailand is extremely vulnerable to potential climate change impacts . ... 47 Sea level rise also poses a severe threat , as much of Thailand's productive land is situated in low - lying coastal plains . 48 Severe impacts from sea ...
Thailand is clearly the most modern industrial nation of the region at this point , but it is likely that Vietnam will become more economically powerful in the next few years than at present . The fact that it joined ASEAN in 1995 is ...
Significant environmental problems confronting Thailand include pollution of urban areas and depletion of natural resources . As with other countries in this region , Thailand's biological diversity is under threat .
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