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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