Environmental Security in the Twenty-First Century: New Momentum for the Development of International Environmental Law?
Fordham International Law Journal, Vol. 18, 1995
6 Pages Posted: 4 Aug 2008
Date Written: July, 31 2008
This essay sketches three interrelated trends in the evolution of international environmental law and suggests that we will enter the twenty-first century with the building blocks for more effective international environmental protection regimes in place. These are: (a) the response of international environmental law to the tension between state sovereignty and ecological interdependence; (b) the evolution toward norms that better meet environmental requirements; and (c) the movement, even by developing countries, towards broader participation in international environmental protection regimes.
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