Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development: The United States, the European Union and the International Community by Richard L. ReveszEnvironmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development: The United States, the European Union and the International Community by Richard L. Revesz

Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development: The United States, the European Union…

EditorRichard L. Revesz, Philippe Sands, Richard B. Stewart

Paperback | January 7, 2008

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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, in some cases creating regional problems, such as acid deposition, ozone type smog, and pollution of shared water bodies. Some transjurisdictional environmental problems are global, including stratospheric ozone depletion, climate change, and the loss of biodiversity. Other environmental problems, however, are localized in their effect on health and the environment.
Philippe Sands was born in 1960 in London. He is a graduate of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, receiving his B.A. in 1982 and his LLM, first class honours in 1983. He finished his postgraduate studies at Cambridge and was a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School. He has held positions at numerous distinguished universities around th...
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Title:Environmental Law, the Economy and Sustainable Development: The United States, the European Union…Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.98 inPublished:January 7, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521049008

ISBN - 13:9780521049009

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Introduction: environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional regimes Richard B. Stewart; Part I. Environmental Regulation in Federal Systems: 1. Federalism and environmental regulation: an overview Richard L. Revesz; 2. Economic criteria for applying the subsidiarity principle in European environmental law Roger van den Bergh; 3. The political economy of pollution control in a federal system John Ferejohn; Part II. Environmental Regulation and International Trade: 4. Environmental protection and the global trade order Frieder Roessler; 5. International trade law and international environmental law: environmental taxes and border tax adjustment in WTO law and EC law Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann; 6. 'Environmental protection and the global trade order': a different perspective Scott Barrett; Part III. Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments: 7. Economic incentives for environmental protection: opportunities and obstacles Richard B. Stewart; 8. Market-based incentives for environmental protection Eckard Rehbinder; 9. Equity and efficiency in global emissions markets Graciela Chichilnisky; Part IV. The Environmental Standard-Setting Process: 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 twenty-first century: sustainable development and international law Philippe Sands; 13. Markets and sustainability Geoffrey Heal; Index.

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"...a comparative analysis of environmental regulation in multi-jurisdictional legal and political systems..."
--Beth Maser, Principal, Strategic Research Consultants, Potomac, MD