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794 - International Environmental Law
Professor: Cinnamon Carlarne
Semester: 2012 Winter
Second Writing Requirement? No
Professional Responsibility? No
Means of Assessment: Paper or Take-Home Exam
This course provides a general introduction to international environmental law and policy. We will begin by analyzing the history and development of international environmental law and exploring the key economic, political and legal concepts that have helped shaped the evolution of the field. We will then delve more deeply into a series of international regimes that deal with questions including transboundary air pollution, marine pollution, hazardous waste, cultural heritage, climate change and biological diversity. We will also examine the intersections between trade and the environment, law of the sea and the environment, and human rights and the environment. The course will examine the development and evolution of key treaties as well as exploring the changing role of state and non-state actors and transnational networks within the field of international environmental law and policy. Although the course will focus on international law, we will also consider the relationship between international and domestic environmental law as well as discussing the increasingly important role of regional environmental law.
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