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Part III Basic Issue Areas, Ch.14 Atmosphere and Outer Space

Ian H. Rowlands

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (1st Edition)

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 March 2023

Pollution — Environmental disputes — Precautionary principle — Endangered species
The purpose of this chapter is to provide an overview of key atmospheric and outer space environmental challenges that have been—and continue to be—addressed by international environmental law. To do this, the chapter is divided into seven sections. Following this brief introduction, the context is set out in the next section. In the subsequent four sections, key issue areas are investigated, namely transboundary air pollution, ozone layer depletion, global climate change, and outer space. For each of these issue areas, the particular environmental problem (or set...
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