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Nature and Sources of Pollutants

Phoebe N. Okowa

in State Responsibility for Transboundary Air Pollution in International Law

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780198260974
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682186 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260974.003.0002

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Nature and Sources of Pollutants

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This chapter outlines the nature and characteristics of pollutants contributing to transboundary air pollution. It sets out the factual background against which the legal rules operate, as well as the major issues that different forms of pollutants give rise to. The aim is to demonstrate the inherently multilateral character of the problem under consideration. It suggests that, given the capacity of pollutants to travel for thousands of miles as well as the many different states involved in any one case of transboundary air pollution, the problems can only be solved through international co-operation and, in particular, the development of treaty standards to be observed by all those affected.

Keywords: transboundary air pollution; pollutants; international law; international cooperation; international treaties

Chapter.  8978 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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