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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However , while the adoption of Principle 15 is certainly an important step in universal recognition of the importance of the precautionary approach , there remains considerable scope for interpretation.61 Perhaps the most important ...
The development and implementation of international environmental law within the Asia Pacific therefore poses a number of important challenges to global and regional legislators and policy makers . Nearly all of the major developments ...
between the negotiating parties have led to a document which contains highly qualified commitments and which leaves a number of important issues for future resolution . For example , while the Convention quite usefully focuses attention ...
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