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International Environmental Law Digest: Instruments for International Responses to Problems of Environment and Development, 1972-1992

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By: AO Adede


Hardback | Dec 1993 | #30482 | ISBN: 0444816267
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This single volume presents evidence of various techniques which the international community has used for addressing problems of environment and development. The digest presents a comprehensive analysis of the past efforts to deal with nine specific areas or subject-matters of the environment; and gives recommendations as to future treaty-making activities. The book also contains an archaeology of recurrent or new clauses in the existing environmental treaties. Policy-makers, treaty-makers, scholars, teachers and students who are interested in international environmental law should find this text a useful source-book.


1. Prolegomena. Historical background. The Digest in a nutshell. 2. Multilateral Treaties. A survey of areas and subject matters covered by the legal instruments. General observations on the Survey of Environmental Treaties. 3. Anatomy of Environmental Treaty: a Checklist of Major Clauses. The checklist in general. Illustrative treaty provisions relating to the protection and preservation of the environment. 4. Materials and Instruments Other Than Treaties. An overview. A profile of selected materials and instruments other than treaties addressing problems of environment and development. Efforts to generate general principles of intemational environmental law: drafts by non-governmental legal experts. 5. Backgrounds to the Instruments and Programmes for Sustainable Development Concluded or Presented at the 1992 Rio Conference. Contributions of the pre-UNICED process. The road to Rio: contribution of the legal working group of the preparatory committee group for UNICED. 6. The Mini Package for the Implementation of Agenda 21 or an Environmental Treaty. International legal instruments and mechanisms. International institutional arrangements. Financial resources and mechanisms. Transfer of environmentally sound technology, cooperation and capacity-building. National legislation. Annexes: Declaration of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment. United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (General Assembly resolution 44/228). The Rio Declaration on Environment and Development. Non-legally Binding Authoritative Statement of Principles for a Global Consensus on the Management, Conservation and Sustainable Development of all types of Forests. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Convention on Biological Diversity. Institutional Arrangements to follow-up the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development.

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