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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Many of the countries in the region are significant in terms of both the numbers of species within their boundaries and the high proportion of those species which are endemic , that is , not found in other countries .
Thirdly , CITES possesses significant weaknesses in respect of enforcement , with a substantial amount of international trade in species believed to take place illegally . The shortcomings in the CITES system flowing from this last ...
35 Trade in threatened species is a significant issue for the Asia Pacific region . The region is not only a significant source of the world's biodiversity , but is also a significant source of species whose welfare is , or may be ...
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