A global environmental right

Turner, Stephen J. (2013) A global environmental right. Routledge Explorations in Environmental Studies . Routledge. ISBN 9780415811590

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Abstract

The development of an international substantive environmental right on a global level has long been a contested issue. To a limited extent environmental rights have developed in a fragmented way through different legal regimes. This book examines the potential for the development of a global environmental right that would create legal duties for all types of decision-makers and provide the bedrock for a new system of international environmental governance.

Taking a problem solving approach, the book seeks to demonstrate how straightforward and logical changes to the existing global legal architecture would address some of the fundamental root causes of environmental degradation. It puts forward a draft global environmental right that would integrate duties for both state and non-state actors within reformed systems of environmental governance and a rational framework for business and industry to adhere to in order that those systems could be made operational. It also examines the failures of the existing international climate change regime and explains how the draft global environmental right could remedy existing deficits.

This innovative and interdisciplinary book will be of great interest to policy-makers, students and researchers in international environmental law, climate change, environmental politics and global environmental governance as well as those studying the WTO, international trade law, human rights law, constitutional law and corporate law.

Additional Information:Copyright date 2014
Keywords:Environmental right, Legal duty, Environmental law, International law, International environmental law, Global environmental governance, Economics, Climate change law, politics, Environmental politics, BMJAdministrativeDocument
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
L Social studies > L100 Economics
M Law > M200 Law by Topic
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:13791
Deposited On:11 Apr 2014 11:50

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