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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A further factor concerning the implementation of international environmental law within the region is the impact upon state sovereignty . It has already been noted that a North / South divide does exist within the region .
Rather , the work has sought to provide a wide - ranging overview of the impact of international environmental law upon the region , and how states and regional organisations have responded to its impact .
With many states throughout the Asia Pacific heavily reliant upon marine resources for either their economies or as a food source , any substantial impact upon the marine environment resulting in the depletion of fish stocks will have ...
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