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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The rise of communism in the Cold War era resulted in many states becoming wary of co - operation with communist states . 37 The Vietnam War created another impediment to co - operation with a number of states such as Cambodia and Laos ...
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 ...
In the case of the Southwest Pacific , the South Pacific Forum Fisheries Agency ( FFA ) created in July 1979 has provided a focus for regional fisheries management co - operation and assistance.67 This has proved to be especially ...
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