Course Description

International Environmental Law & Policy - LAW761
1 Credits

This course examines the pertinent international norms, institutions, and processes which regulate activities and coordinate responses aimed at preserving natural resources and preventing environmental degradation. Topics include climate change, atmospheric pollution, pollution of the marine environment, protection of freshwater resources, wildlife and biodiversity, and protection of habitats. Fundamental substantive principles such as sustainable development, common but differentiated responsibilities, intergenerational and intragenerational equity, the polluter-pays principle, and fundamental procedural principles such as public participation and the precautionary principle, will be examined, as well as close links of international environmental law with human rights law and international trade. (Does not satisfy Perspective Requirement.)