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International Environmental Law and the Global South

Cambridge University Press

ISBN 10: 1107055695 / ISBN 13: 9781107055698
Published by Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Title: International Environmental Law and the ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Hardcover

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The unprecedented degradation of the planet's vital ecosystems is among the most pressing issues confronting the international community. Despite the proliferation of legal instruments to combat environmental problems, conflicts between rich and poor nations (the North-South divide) have compromised international environmental law, leading to deadlocks in environmental treaty negotiations and noncompliance with existing agreements. This volume examines both the historical origins of the North-South divide in European colonialism as well as its contemporary manifestations in a range of issues including food justice, energy justice, indigenous rights, trade, investment, extractive industries, human rights, land grabs, hazardous waste, and climate change. Born out of the recognition that global inequality and profligate consumerism present threats to a sustainable planet, this book makes a unique contribution to international environmental law by emphasizing the priorities and perspectives of the global South.

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Recognizing that the conflicts between rich and poor nations (the North-South divide) have their origin in European colonialism, this book explores issues of food justice, indigenous rights, trade, investment, extractive industries, human rights, and climate change through the framework of environmental justice and sustainable development.

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