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Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development

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ISBN13: 9780521642705
ISBN: 0521642701
Published: March 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Price on Application
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521049009



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 localised 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.

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Contents:
1. Introduction: environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional regimes Richard B. Stewart
Part I. Environmental Regulation in Federal Systems: 2. Federalism and environmental regulation: an overview Richard L. Revesz; 3. Economic criteria for applying the subsidiarity principle in European environmental law Roger van den Bergh; 4. The political economy of pollution control in a federal system John Ferejohn
Part II. Environmental Regulation and International Trade: 5. Environmental protection and the global trade order Frieder Roessler; 6. International trade law and international environmental law: environmental taxes and border tax adjustment in WTO law and EC law Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann
Part III. Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments: 7. Economic incentives for environmental protection: opportunities and obstacles Richard Stewart; 8. Market-based environmental incentive systems Eckard Rehbinder; 9. Equity and efficiency in global emissions markets Graciela Chichilnisky
Part IV. Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments: 10. Institutions for regulating risk Stephen Breyer and Veerle Heyvaert; 11. Science and international environmental policy: the intergovernmental panel on climate change John Houghton
Part V. International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development: 12. Environmental protection in the 21st century: sustainable development and international law Philippe Sands; 13. Markets and sustainability Geoffrey Heal.