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Environmental law, the economy, and sustainable development [electronic resource] : the United States, the European Union, and the international community /
edited by Richard L. Revesz, Philippe Sands, Richard B. Stewart.
imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
description
ix, 437 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521642701 (hb)
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
isbn
0521642701 (hb)
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8361232
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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'The book is timely in considering the practice of risk assessment, which is already well established, if not without problems, in the US and is very much the coming trend in Europe ... Truly interesting and innovative ideas abound in this book, not least in relation to property rights, for example Chichilnisky proposes an International Bank for Environmental Settlements as a means of establishing and supervising a global greenhouse gas permit trading regime that takes into account not just straightforward economic considerations but also related and important issues of justice.' Journal of Environmental Law
'The book is timely in considering the practice of risk assessment, which is already well established, if not without problems, in the US and is very much the coming trend in Europe ... Truly interesting and innovative ideas abound in this book, not least in relation to property rights, for example Chichilnisky proposes an International Bank for Environmental Settlements as a means of establishing and supervising a global greenhouse gas permit trading regime that takes into account not just straightforward economic considerations but also related and important issues of justice.'Journal of Environmental Law
‘The book is timely in considering the practice of risk assessment, which is already well established, if not without problems, in the US and is very much the coming trend in Europe … Truly interesting and innovative ideas abound in this book, not least in relation to property rights, for example Chichilnisky proposes an International Bank for Environmental Settlements as a means of establishing and supervising a global greenhouse gas permit trading regime that takes into account not just straightforward economic considerations but also related and important issues of justice.’Journal of Environmental Law
"...a comparative analysis of environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional legal and political systems..." --Beth Maser, Principal, Strategic Research Consultants, Potomac, MD
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Description for Library
This book explores a set of topics at the forefront of contemporary debates over the linkages between environmental quality, economic growth and sustainable development. The focus is on topics of interest to the United States, the European Union and the international community.
Main Description
This book provides a comparative analysis of environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional legal and political systems, focusing on the United States, the European Union, and the international community. Each of these systems must deal with environmental interdependencies that cross local borders. Some transjurisdictional environmental problems are global, including stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change and the loss of biodiversity. Other environmental problems, however, are localized in their effect on health and the environment: for example, municipal waste disposal, many forms of pollution and resource development, and drinking water quality. These varying jurisdictional and environmental circumstances pose the central question of how responsibility for addressing different environmental problems should be allocated among the different levels of decision making and implementation in a multi-jurisdictional system.
Description for Bookstore
This book provides a comparative analysis of environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional legal and political systems, focusing on the United States, the European Union, and the international community. Each of these systems must deal with environmental interdependencies that cross local borders, in some cases creating regional problems, such as acid deposition, ozone type smog, and pollution of shared water bodies. Some transjurisdictional environmental problems are global, including stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. Other environmental problems, however, are localised in their effect on health and the environment.
Table of Contents
Introduction: environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional regimes
Environmental Regulation in Federal Systems
Federalism and environmental regulation: an overview
Economic criteria for applying the subsidiarity principle in European environmental law Roger
The political economy of pollution control in a federal system
Environmental Regulation and International Trade
Environmental protection and the global trade order
International trade law and international environmental law: environmental taxes and border tax adjustment in WTO law and EC law
Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments
Economic incentives for environmental protection: opportunities and obstacles
Market-based environmental incentive systems
Equity and efficiency in global emissions markets
Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments
Institutions for regulating risk
Science and international environmental policy: the intergovernmental panel on climate change
International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development
Environmental protection in the 21st century: sustainable development and international law
Markets and sustainability
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