International Environmental Law | L4317

This course covers the international law governing the environment and environmental protection. We will begin by learning about the sources and institutional structure of international environmental law. We will then cover fundamental principles in international environmental law that currently influence environmental law in many countries around the world, such as sustainable development, the precautionary principle, permanent sovereignty over natural resources, environmental impact assessment requirements, and common but differentiated responsibilities. The course will continue by delving into the core treaty regimes in the field, covering ozone protection, climate change, biodiversity and species protection, and biosafety. We will also cover trade and environment issues and the role of local communities and indigenous communities. The class is an EA class.

Prerequisites: None
Credit Hours: 3