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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62 Kiss and Shelton argue that “ there is a duty to impose a regulatory regime on activities which could harm the ... an obligation to control an activity when the environmental consequences of the activity are unknown or uncertain .
19 These are activities which are now strictly controlled by international environmental conventions . Likewise , another sea - based activity , dumping , has also been substantially regulated by international environmental conventions ...
A number of subsidiary bodies have been created to assist activities under the FCCC . Two such bodies are the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice ( SBSTA ) , established under Article 9 of the FCCC , and the ...
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