Greening international law /
edited by Philippe Sands.
New York : New Press, c1994.
xlvii, p.414 ; 24 cm.
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New York : New Press, c1994.
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-03:
This collection of 15 informative essays illustrates the promise and pitfalls of a legalistic approach to the problem of global ecocide. The authors discuss a number of innovative and challenging legal ideas on key aspects of the problem, namely on the introduction of new technology (precautionary principle), judicial defense of the global commons (legal guardians), and the financing of cleanup (global pollution taxes). Yet the analysis is divorced from any understanding of the roots of the problem in global political economy. Why would governments, who are among the major causes of environmental destruction, want to condemn and restrict themselves with a comprehensive legal regime having teeth? Is it any wonder that the Rio Conference was guilty of backsliding from its Stockholm predecessor, as some of the authors lament? The volume, by default, proves that the greening of international law will do little to reverse the browning of the earth unless the issue of power is realistically tackled. Five appendixes (Stockholm and Rio Declarations, Climate Change and Biodiversity Conventions, and chapters 38-39 of agenda 21) make the volume useful for library collections. Recommended for all levels. D. Kowalewski; Alfred University
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Table of Contents
List of Contributors
International Environmental Law: An Introductory Overview
International Environmental Law from Stockholm to Rio: Back to the Future?p. 1
The Rio Declaration: A New Basis for International Cooperationp. 20
Defending the Global Commonsp. 35
Enforcing Environmental Securityp. 50
Greening Bretton Woodsp. 65
Greening the EEC Treatyp. 85
The GATT and the Environmentp. 100
Environmental Law and Policy in Antarcticap. 122
Radioactive Waste Dumping at Seap. 140
The Evolution of International Whalingp. 159
Technology-based Approaches Versus Market-based Approachesp. 182
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: A Commentaryp. 210
Implementing UNCEDp. 227
International Law and the Protection of the Environment During International Armed Conflictp. 243
International Environmental Law in North America: Beyond NAFTAp. 250
Appendix 1 1972 Stockholm Declarationp. 268
Appendix 2 1992 Rio Declarationp. 274
Appendix 3 1992 Climate Change Conventionp. 279
Appendix 4 1992 Biodiversity Conventionp. 299
Appendix 5 Agenda 21 Chapters (38 and 39)p. 322
Notes and referencesp. 337
Select Bibliographyp. 387
Glossaryp. 390
Index of Treaties and Other International Actsp. 393
Index of Casesp. 398
Indexp. 400
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