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Part VI Actors and Institutions, Ch.32 International Institutions

Ellen Hey

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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 March 2021

Environmental disputes
Much of international environmental law addresses common interest problems—that is, problems that are of concern to the international community as a whole (see Chapter 23 ‘Common Areas, Common Heritage, and Common Concern’). Addressing such problems requires cooperative action, common rules and standards, and continuous decision-making among relevant actors. In the course of engaging in these activities, a framework of global environmental governance has emerged in which international institutions play important roles. Moreover, within this framework, under the...
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