DescriptionThis book integrates important milestone cases with new analyses to provide comprehensive coverage of environmental law and economics.
Preface and Acknowledgments.
Overview of the Book.
Part I: Global Environmental Economics:.
1. Sustainability and Sustainable Development:.
International Public Law, Environment, and Economics.
Elements of Ecological and Environmental Economics.
Intergenerational and Intragenerational Welfare.
Environment and Public Health.
Appendix: International Environmental Agreements.
2. Global Environment and International Cooperation:.
Property and Liability Rights.
Economic Instruments and Institutions.
Transaction Cost Economics.
Economics of Contracts.
Economics of Cooperation and Coordination.
3. Economic and Environmental Decision Making:.
Uncertainty and Incomplete Information.
The Precautionary Principle.
Reconciling Economic and Environmental Criteria.
Cost-Benefit Analysis and Incommensurability.
Appraisal and Evaluation Methods.
Part II: International Environmental Laws:.
4. Soft Laws, Treaty Provisions and the Law:.
Sources of International Public Law.
Concept and Principles of International Environmental Laws.
International Relations Theory and IEL.
Voluntary Participation and Sovereignty.
Interface of Regional and International Laws.
5. Biological Resources and the Environmental Laws:.
Biological Conservation and CITES.
Biological Diversity and CBD.
Fisheries, Marine Life and the Laws of the Sea.
6. Laws Based on Environmental Phenomena:.
Greenhouse Gases and the UNFCCC.
Kyoto Protocol and Later Developments.
Ozone Depletion, Vienna Convention and the Montreal Protocol.
Dsertification and the UN Convention.
Hazardous Materials, the Basel Convention and the Rotterdam Convention.
Transboundary Water and Air Pollution Agreements and Conventions.
Part III: Integration and Synthesis:.
7. International Economic Laws and the Environmental Laws:.
Global Welfare and Complementarity of Legal Provisions.
International Economic Law.
Multilateral Development Finance and the Environmental Laws.
Environmental Responsibility of International Organizations.
Interface of Economic and Environmental Laws.
Modernizing and Reforming the Laws and their Implementation.
8. International Trade and the Environmental Laws:.
Environmental Trade Measures and Experience with CITES.
Trade Liberalization and Environmental Costs.
Regional Trade and Environmental Arguments.
Internatioanl Trade Laws and the Environmental Laws.
9. Compliance, Dispute Resolution and Governance.
Compliance, Monitoring, and Effectiveness.
Dispute Settlement Mechanisms.
Economic Incentives and Disincentives.
Toward Effective IEL.
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combines new analysis and milestone cases to create a comprehensive guide to environmental law and economics
explores important aspects of global environmental economics - including sustainable development, economics of international cooperation, and principles of environmental governance, and a brief background of international public law
draws on several analytical techniques, including game theory, optimization, and decision-making under uncertainty