1 The concept of common but differentiated responsibilities in international environmental law entails that while pursuing a common goal (see also Conservation of Natural Resources), States take on different obligations, depending on their socio-economic situation and their historical contribution to the environmental problem at stake. In particular since the 1990s, the concept has become prominent in international environmental law (see also Environment, International Protection). However, differentiating on the basis of the socio-economic situation of States is...
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