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International Environmental Agreements

Edited by: Peter H. Sand

ISBN13: 9781788118644
Published: July 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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There has been an exponential growth in international environmental treaty-making over the past fifty years, to the point of ‘treaty congestion’ – with a total of more than 1,300 multilateral (global and regional) agreements on the topic and close to 3,000 bilateral ones currently in force. The collection of seminal articles assembled in this volume address this phenomenon from a variety of disciplinary perspectives: international law, political science, and ‘ecological economics’. The objective of this collection is comparative analysis, with a view to identifying common features and common problems of transnational environmental regimes, in light of their historical evolution, their application and effectiveness in practice, and possible lessons learned in their institutional ‘interplay’ with each other.

With an original introduction by the editor, this single volume will be an essential resource for researchers and policy makers alike.

Environmental Law
Introduction Peter H. Sand
1. Preparatory Committee for the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (1992), ‘Survey of Existing Agreements and Instruments and Its Follow-Up’, United Nations General Assembly, A/CONF.151/PC/103, March-April, 1–18
2. Edith Brown Weiss (1993), ‘International Environmental Law: Contemporary Issues and the Emergence of a New World Order’, Georgetown Law Journal, 81, 675–710
3. Ronald B. Mitchell (2003), ‘International Environmental Agreements: A Survey of Their Features, Formation, and Effects’, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, 28, November, 429–61
4. Robin R. Churchill and Geir Ulfstein (2000), ‘Autonomous Institutional Arrangements in Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Little-Noticed Phenomenon in International Law’, American Journal of International Law, 94 (4), October, 623–59
5. Annecoos Wiersema (2009), ‘The New International Law-Makers? Conferences of the Parties to Multilateral Environmental Agreements’, Michigan Journal of International Law, 31 (1), 231–87
6. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (2009), ‘Environmental Treaties in Time’, Environmental Policy and Law, 39 (6), 293–8
7. Rakhyun E. Kim (2013), ‘The Emergent Network Structure of the Multilateral Environmental Agreement System’, Global Environmental Change, 23 (5), October, 980–91
8. Walid Marrouch and Amrita Ray Chaudhuri (2015), ‘International Environmental Agreements: Doomed to Fail or Destined to Succeed? A Review of the Literature’, International Review of Environmental and Resource Economics, 9 (3-4), September, 245–319
9. Todd Sandler (2017), ‘Environmental Cooperation: Contrasting International Environmental Agreements’, Oxford Economic Papers, 69 (2), 345–64
10. Peter H. Sand (1996), ‘International Economic Instruments for Sustainable Development: Sticks, Carrots and Games’, Indian Journal of International Law, 36 (2), April–June, 1–16
11. Helmut Breitmeier, Arild Underdal and Oran R. Young (2011), ‘The Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes: Comparing and Contrasting Findings from Quantitative Research’, International Studies Review, 13 (4), December, 579–605
12. Patrick Sźell (1997), ‘Compliance Regimes for Multilateral Environmental Agreements – A Progress Report’, Environmental Policy and Law, 27 (4), 304–7
13. Edith Brown Weiss (1999), ‘Understanding Compliance with International Environmental Agreements: The Baker’s Dozen Myths’, University of Richmond Law Review, 32 (5), 1555–89
14. Markus Ehrmann (2002), ‘Procedures of Compliance Control in International Environmental Treaties’, Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, 13 (2), 377–443
15. André Nollkaemper (2003), ‘Compliance Control in International Environmental Law: Traversing the Limits of the National Legal Order’, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 13 (1), December, 165–86
16. Teall Crossen (2004), ‘Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the Compliance Continuum’, Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 16, 473–500
17. W. Bradnee Chambers (2004), ‘Towards an Improved Understanding of Legal Effectiveness of International Environmental Treaties’, Georgetown International Environment Law Review, 16, 501–32
18. Gregory Rose (2011), ‘Interlinkages between Multi-Lateral Environmental Agreements: International Compliance Cooperation’, in Lee Paddock, Du Qun, Louis J. Kotzé, David L. Markell, Kenneth J. Markowitz and Durwood Zaelke (eds), Compliance and Enforcement in Environmental Law: Toward More Effective Implementation, Chapter One, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 3–33
19. Suh-Yong Chung (2004), ‘Is the Convention-Protocol Approach Appropriate for Addressing Regional Marine Pollution? The Barcelona Convention System Revisited’, Penn State Environmental Law Review, 13 (1), 85–103
20. Tuomas Kuokkanen (2006), ‘Developing Compliance Mechanisms under Multilateral Environmental Agreements’, International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review, 4, 27–36
21. Peter H. Sand (2016), ‘The Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Theory and Practice’, International Environmental Law–making and Diplomacy Review, 16, 1–25
22. Donald K. Anton (2013), ‘“Treaty Congestion” in Contemporary International Environmental Law’, in Shawkat Alam, Jahid Hossain Bhuiyan, Tareq M.R. Chowdhury and Erika J. Techerais (eds), Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, Chapter 36, London, UK: Routledge, 651–65
23. Rüdiger Wolfrum and Nele Matz (2000), ‘The Interplay of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the Convention on Biological Diversity’, Max Planck United Nations Yearbook, 4 (1), February, 445–80
24. Nele Matz (2005), ‘Chaos or Coherence? – Implementing and Enforcing the Conservation of Migratory Species through Various Legal Instruments’, Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht/Heidelberg Journal of International Law, 65, 197–215
25. Konrad von Moltke (2005), ‘Clustering International Environmental Agreements as an Alternative to a World Environment Organization’, in Frank Biermann and Steffen Bauer (eds), A World Environment Organization: Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental Governance?, Chapter 7, Aldershot, UK: Ashgate, 175–204
26. Sebastian Oberthür (2002), ‘Clustering of Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Potentials and Limitations’, International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics, 2 (4), December, 317–40
27. Annette Cowie, Uwe A. Schneider and Luca Montanarella (2007), ‘Potential Synergies Between Existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements in the Implementation of Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry Activities’, Environmental Science and Policy, 10 (4), June, 335–52
28. Kerstin Stendahl (2007), ‘Enhancing Cooperation and Coordination Among the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions,’ International Environmental Law-making and Diplomacy Review, 7, 127–41
29. Jośe Octavio Velázquez Gomar (2016), ‘Environmental Policy Integration Among Multilateral Environmental Agreements: The Case of Biodiversity’, International Environmental Agreement: Politics, Law and Economics, 16 (4), August, 525–41
30. John Carter Morgan III (2016), ‘Fragmentation of International Environmental Law and the Synergy: A Problem and a 21st Century Model Solution’, Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, 18 (1), Fall, 134–72
31. Markus Vordermayer (2018), ‘The Extraterritorial Application of Multilateral Environmental Agreements’, Harvard International Law Journal, 59 (1), Winter, 59–124