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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Impact of Decolonisation and Independence The politics which have existed throughout the region have also acted against the development of co - operative environmental frameworks . Many newly independent states throughout the Asia ...
In contrast to the Southwest Pacific , subregional co - operation has been slow to develop in East Asia . The ASEAN group of states have had the most success in reaching agreements on conventions that have an environmental focus ...
A recent example of the benefits of this form of co - operation is the 1992 Nine Treaty on Co - operation in Fisheries ... states a greater capacity to patrol and enforce their EEZ rights through enhanced co - operative mechanisms .
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