This course explores international law’s roles in addressing global environmental challenges, particularly climate change and biological diversity conservation. It covers relevant legal principles, concepts, and obligations relative to such problems, the scientific, political, economic, and social dimensions. Through this course, students can assess how effective international environmental laws are in implementation and enforceability.
- Explain the concept of planetary boundaries and the effects of global environmental change.
- Comprehensively discuss sources of international environmental law.
- Analyze international environmental law provisions concerning climate change, biodiversity, water, oceans, polar regions, sustainable development, and human rights.
- Critically analyze the intersections between international environmental regimes.
- Describe the development and implementation of international environmental law.
- Analyze whether current international environmental law achieves fit for purpose in the Anthropocene age.