Environment, International Protection
Ulrich Beyerlin, Jenny Grote Stoutenburg
- Sustainable development — Regional co-operation — Economic sanctions — Pollution — Climate change — Endangered species — Marine environment, protection — Natural resources — Environmental disputes
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 ‘[T]he environment is not an abstraction but represents the living space, the quality of life and the very health of human beings, including generations unborn.’ This statement, made by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinions ( Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons [Advisory Opinion]  ICJ Rep 226, 241 ), succinctly captures the paramount importance that an intact environment, ie the integrity of air, climate, water, soil, flora, fauna, and natural ecosystems, has for the well-being of the human species....