International Environmental Law and Policy published
(posted to the Ramsar Forum, 29 October 1998)
Dear Forum Members,
The Center for International Environmental Law announces the publication of Hunter, Salzman & Zaelke's INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY (1998; 1,564 pages), a text for classroom and reference use for academics, practitioners and policymakers.
Early reviews predict that this book will become the leading text on international environmental law:
- "Not only the best, most comprehensive reference book available today, but also a major work of scholarship." --Jonathan Lash, President, World Resources Institute.
- "A work of extensive breadth and great sophistication..this book has its place on the desk of every diplomat, policymaker, and practitioner concerned with the global environment and sustainable development. [It] is destined to become the standard reference in the field." --James Gustave Speth, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme
- "A seminal book...that offers a sorely needed road map for strengthening international laws and institutions to meet today's global environmental challenges." --Gregory S. Wetstone, Legislative Director, Natural Resources Defense Council
- "An inspiring effort...of great benefit to both students and practitioners. It presents the tools environmental lawyers need to make a difference in this changing world." --Charles E. Di Leva, Senior Environmental Counsel, World Bank
- "With its creative blend of science, policy, and legal materials, this book is certain to become the most widely adopted text in the field." --Christopher Stone, Roy P. Crocker Professor of Law, U. of Southern California, Author of "Should Trees Have Standing"
As a reference book, the text will be indispensable for those who wish to gain a better understanding of the forces responsible for our global environmental problems, in addition to the specific legal responses that are already reshaping the way governments, businesses, and civil society interact.
As a textbook, the careful organization and comprehensive scope allows professors to design courses that fit their interests and background. Clear and engaging writing, combined with numerous problem exercises, makes the text easy to use for both professors and students.
INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY is also well suited for short, focused courses oriented toward government officials, diplomats, or international business leaders. Most importantly, all users of the book will gain an appreciation for the dynamic legal process currently evolving in response to our pressing global environ-mental problems. Part One (503 pages) discusses the problems, players, and principles that shape the legal discourse. Part Two (662 pages) presents the science, economics, and politics of specific global environmental problems, along with the specific legal responses. Part Three (338 pages) analyzes the relationship between international environmental law and other legal regimes, including Trade and Investment, Human Rights, National Security, and Corporate Codes of Conduct.
The authors are all experienced practitioners as well as scholars:
- DAVID HUNTER is Vice President of the Center for International Environmental Law and Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.
- JAMES SALZMAN is Associate Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.
- DURWOOD ZAELKE is President of the Center for International Environmental Law and Adjunct Professor of Law, Washington College of Law, American University.
A Treaty Supplement is available (softcover; 393 pages) (ISBN 1566626374) for $13.95. A Teacher's Manual will be available in December 1998. Additional material and updates will be published at: www.wcl.american.edu/pub/IEL
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The Table of Contents from the textbook follows:
NOTE ON THE INTERNET AND TREATY SUPPLEMENT
TABLE OF CASES
I. The Creation and Development of International Environmental Law
Chapter 1: The Wild Environmental Facts
Chapter 2: Consumption, Technology and Population
Chapter 3: Economics and Sustainable Development
Chapter 4: Changing Behavior to Respond to Environmental Limits
Chapter 5: International Environmental Lawmaking
Chapter 6: A Brief History From Stockholm to Rio
Chapter 7: Principles and Concepts in International Environmental Law
Chapter 8: International Institutions and Non-state Actors
Chapter 9: Making International Environmental Law Work: Improving Compliance and Resolving Disputes
II. International Environmental Protection
Chapter 10: The Law of Air and Atmosphere
Chapter 11: Oceans and Seas
Chapter 12: Freshwater Resources
Chapter 13: Hazardous Wastes and Materials
Chapter 14: Wildlife and Biodiversity
Chapter 15: Protection of Habitat
III. International Environmental Law and Other Legal Regimes
Chapter 16: Environmental Law and International Trade
Chapter 17: Human Rights and the Environment
Chapter 18: National Security, the Law of War, and Environmental Protection
Chapter 19: International Corporate Standards
Chapter 20: Extraterritorial Application of Domestic Environmental Law
Chapter 21: Environmental Protection and International Finance
ANNEX I. Researching International Environmental Law
ANNEX II. International Organizations Active in International Environmental Affairs
ANNEX III. Chronology of International Environmental Agreements
Bella K. Sewall, Program Assistant
Center for International Environmental Law
1367 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036
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