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Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

International Law

2002

Environmental Law

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Befogged Vision: International Environmental Law A Decade After Rio, Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 2002

Befogged Vision: International Environmental Law A Decade After Rio, Nicholas A. Robinson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

Environmental management has emerged as an important element of governance in practically every nation. This was not the case before the United Nations convened the 1972 Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm. After Stockholm, nations learned to build environmental ministries and work across sectors nationally, and discovered how difficult it is to reshape entrenched national practices in order to curb pollution and conserve natural resources. With growing experience and knowledge, nations came to realize that no one government alone could safeguard the environment, and that international cooperation would need to be enhanced.


Strengthening Sustainable Development In Regional Inter-Governmental Governance: Lessons From The 'Asean Way', Nicholas A. Robinson Jan 2002

Strengthening Sustainable Development In Regional Inter-Governmental Governance: Lessons From The 'Asean Way', Nicholas A. Robinson

Elisabeth Haub School of Law Faculty Publications

ASEAN was founded with the 1967 Bangkok Declaration in order to encourage stable relations among its original member states, i.e. Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines, and to resist destabilizing influences from the war in Viet Nam. The means to stability was to promote economic, social and cultural cooperation in the spirit of equality and partnership. A formal treaty system was not required. As the Viet Nam war ended, ASEAN held its first Summit Meeting in Bali (1976), followed by the 1977 Summit in Kuala Lumpur, where cooperation on regional industrializations was launched. In this first phase of cooperation, …