Treaty Regimes Regulating Transboundary Air Pollution

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:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Treaty Regimes Regulating Transboundary Air Pollution

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Having considered the nature, sources, and effects of pollutants, it is necessary to assess the response of states to the problem in treaties and related agreements. These instruments are for the most part concerned with standard-setting, but at the same time they also provide for measures of implementation. Although customary norms remain relevant, it is nevertheless the case that the goals of environmental protection are better realized through the observance of specific standards and rules contained in binding instruments. This chapter considers the nature and content of these instruments and their effectiveness in securing the reduction of transboundary air pollution.

Keywords: transboundary air pollution; treaties; standard-setting; environmental protection

Chapter.  17341 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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