International Environmental Law offers a concise, conceptually clear, and legally rigorous introduction to contemporary international environmental law and practice.

The book covers all major environmental agreements, paying particular attention to their underlying structure, main legal provisions and practical operation. It blends legal and policy analysis, making extensive reference to the jurisprudence and scholarship, and addressing the interconnections with other areas of international law, including human rights, humanitarian law, trade and foreign investment.

The material is structured into four parts – Foundations, Substantive Regulation, Implementation, and International Environmental Law as a Perspective – which help the reader to navigate the different areas of international environmental law. Each chapter includes charts summarising the main components of the relevant legal frameworks and provides a detailed bibliography.

Suitable for practising and academic international lawyers who want an accessible, up-to-date introduction to contemporary international environmental law, as well as non-lawyers seeking a concise and clear understanding of the subject.

Pierre-Marie Dupuy is Emeritus Professor at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He also held the chair of general international law at the European University Institute in Florence (2000–8). Professor Dupuy has extensive experience in international law practice, in particular as counsel for governments in numerous cases before the International Court of Justice and as international arbitrator in the field of international investment law. He is a member of the Institut de Droit International (International Law Institute).

Jorge E. Viñualesis the Harold Samuel Professor of Law and Environmental Policy at the University of Cambridge and is the Founder and first Director of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG). He is also Of Counsel at Lalive and the chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UNECE/WHO Europe Protocol on Water and Health. Before joining Cambridge, he held the Pictet Chair of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, where he keeps an affiliation. Professor Viñuales has wide experience as a practitioner both in litigation, as arbitrator, counsel and expert, and in transactional matters relating to international law.SOURCE OF ELECTRONIC COPY: https://library.sprep.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/international-environmental-law.pdf.