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The unheard of degradation of the planet's very important ecosystems is likely one of the such a lot urgent concerns confronting the overseas group. regardless of the proliferation of criminal tools to strive against environmental difficulties, conflicts among wealthy and bad countries (the North-South divide) have compromised foreign environmental legislations, resulting in deadlocks in environmental treaty negotiations and noncompliance with latest agreements. This quantity examines either the historic origins of the North-South divide in eu colonialism in addition to its modern manifestations in a number concerns together with nutrients justice, strength justice, indigenous rights, alternate, funding, extractive industries, human rights, land grabs, damaging waste, and weather swap. Born out of the popularity that worldwide inequality and profligate consumerism current threats to a sustainable planet, this publication makes a different contribution to overseas environmental legislations through emphasizing the priorities and views of the worldwide South.
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128–140, 194–212. Ibid, p. 222. See chapter 2, R. ” Ponting, note 35, pp. 194–223. Ibid, pp. 383–392. P. Childs and P. Williams, An Introduction to Post-Colonial Theory (New York: Routledge, 1997). L. Young, World Hunger (New York: Routledge, 1997), p. 41. Ibid, p. 42. K. Miles, The Origins of International Investment Law: Empire, Environment and the Safeguarding of Capital (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013), pp. 78–100. Sumudu Atapattu and Carmen G. 52 In order to earn badly needed foreign exchange, debt-ridden Southern countries flooded world markets with minerals, timber, and agricultural products, thereby driving down prices and enabling the North to live beyond the constraints of its 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 C.
Sumudu Atapattu and Carmen G. Gonzalez 17 sovereign wealth funds, and other lenders and investors; and (e) conflicts among the Northern “green” agenda, Southern demands for social and economic development, and the aspirations of historically marginalized communities. 4 Environmental Justice and Vulnerable Groups As noted earlier in this chapter, a significant number of contributors to this volume use environmental justice as a normative framework. Part IV of the volume is devoted to a discussion of vulnerable groups (and states) through the lens of environmental justice.
An ecologically sustainable planet is impossible in a world plagued with significant and growing inequalities. par t i History of the North–South Divide and Global Environmental Governance 2 History of the North–South Divide in International Law: Colonial Discourses, Sovereignty, and Self-Determination M. Rafiqul Islam 1. introduction International law is a product of an evolutionary process that has been in effect since the dawn of history. An examination of its historic origin, subsequent development, and contemporary manifestation reveals the decisive influence of asymmetric power and economic inequality in shaping its normative standards and direction.