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Winter 2024 Course

International Environmental Law

Prerequisite: None

Exam Type: In Class

This course covers the international law governing the environment and natural resources. The course begins by covering the sources and institutional structure of international environmental law, as well as the fundamental principles governing international environmental law, including sustainability, the precautionary principle, permanent sovereignty over natural resources, and environmental impact assessment requirements. The course continues by delving into the core treaty regimes in the field, including ozone protection, climate change, and biodiversity and species protection. The course will also address the relationship of international environmental law with other fields of international law, and the role of local communities and indigenous communities.