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European Community Environmental Law: Institutions, Law Making, Enforcement, and Free Trade

Editors' Summary: In this Article, which will be published later this year as part of the Environmental Law Institute's European Community Deskbook, 2nd Edition, the authors familiarize the reader with the intricacies of the...

Can the Kyoto Protocol Support Biodiversity Conservation? Legal and Financial Challenges

Editors' Summary: The controversial Kyoto Protocol, negotiated in December 1997, is the first major step toward implementation of the Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Protocol sets targets for the reduction of greenhouse...

The ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems Standard: A Modest Perspective

Since the final publication in late 1996 of the International Organization for Standardization's (ISO's) environmental management systems (EMSs) standard, ISO 14001, the cacophony of claims and counterclaims about the standard has grown...

U.S. Adherence to Its Agenda 21 Commitments: A Five-Year Review

In June 1992, delegates from nearly every nation in the world, including 107 heads of state or government, participated in the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or Earth Summit, in Rio de Janeiro. Their...

Developing a Culture of Compliance in the International Environmental Regime

Over the past 20 or so years, the world has developed a vast array of international environmental agreements. Approximately 900 international environmental agreements worldwide have been negotiated and set into place.1...

Lessons Learned in the Transfer of U.S.-Generated Environmental Compliance Tools: Compliance Schedules for Poland

Introduction

Environmental-protection techniques that have been developed in the United States may be useful to other countries. Specific tools such as compliance schedules can help countries bring actual environmental...

The Environmental Regulatory Regime of the People's Republic of China: A Primer Addressing Practical Concerns of Foreign Investors

Editors' Summary: At the heart of China's economic development boom lies the investment of an increasing number of foreign companies. China's transition to a more market-based economy, however, has brought about swift regulatory...

Applicability of ISO 14000 Standards to Government Contracts

The federal government procurement process has long been used as an engine for social change, including in the environmental area.1 At the present time, it is also driving toward adoption of commercial and...

Global Warming, Climate-Change Mitigation, and the Birth of a Regulatory Regime

In the July 1996 issue of News and Analysis, Richard Blaustein discussed the concept of joint implementation, a potentially important provision of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC).1...

Joint-Implementation Essentials for Lawyers

Joint implementation provides U.S. companies an opportunity to contribute to an officially sanctioned effort to reduce greenhouse-gas1 emissions, the anthropogenic cause of global warming. Joint implementation...