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 World Conservation Monitoring Centre has noted that “ [ a ] n estimated 1.7 million species have been described to date ” , that " estimates for the total number of species existing on earth at present vary from five million to ...
21 At a national level , species protection measures are employed in the laws of many Asia Pacific countries . Species protection measures also form either part or the whole of the approach adopted by various international agreements ...
1979 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals , Agenda 21 , and a number of agreements dealing with marine species.29 3.1 . Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora The ...
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