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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law edited by Bodansky, Daniel; Brunnée, Jutta; Hey, Ellen (7th August 2008)

Part V Key Concepts, Ch.24 Ecosystems

Dan Tarlock

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 12 December 2019

Subject(s):
Environmental disputes — Sustainable development — Marine living resources — Biodiversity — International watercourses — Sovereignty
International environmental law has two overarching and related objectives: (1) the prevention of pollution and health risks from the uncontrolled application of modern technology and science that cross national borders or degrade global commons; and (2) the protection of representative natural systems or areas of ‘nature’ that are deemed to be of global significance from the adverse impacts of human modification. The scientific construct ‘ecosystem’ has profoundly influenced the development of domestic and international ‘nature’ protection programmes, from the...
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