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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Environment, Multilateral Agreements

Jutta Brunnée, Christopher Campbell-Duruflé

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Sustainable development — Regional co-operation — Natural resources — Endangered species — Climate change — Fisheries — Rivers — Pollution — Precautionary principle — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, effect for third states — Treaties, entry into force

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Today, many international environmental concerns pose complex collective action problems, requiring regional, or even global, cooperation among States with often widely differing priorities and capacities (Environment, International Protection). They also have a number of features that distinguish them from other international issues. These include the fact that most harmful impacts of human activity on the physical environment are produced or amplified, and sometimes addressed, by technology. As a result, environmental issues are not merely political matters;...
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