International Environmental Law in a Nutshell

Author: Guruswamy, Lakshman D.
Edition: 4th
Copyright Date: 2012
  • Publication Date: November 14th, 2011
  • ISBN: 9780314268174
  • Subject: International - Environmental
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: Adopting an interdisciplinary framework, this book succinctly, yet accurately, traverses the full gamut of issues challenging the world today. This new edition deals more fully than the third edition with climate change, energy, and sustainable development. It also examines a host of new challenges, such as drafting a new Kyoto Protocol, the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and the nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan. It then clearly analyzes the legal responses, whether in the form of treaties, customary law, or soft law instruments.