international environmental institutions

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This is a study of the law-making process and the linkage
between international environmental law and international
environmental institutions.
International regulation of state behavior poses special
challenges for the conservation of natural resources and the
protection of the environment. The corpus of international
environmental law churned out by this new challenge has
necessitated institutional structures. “Institutionalization” has kept
pace with the development of this nascent branch of international
law, and the institutionalization of international environmental law
has become an integral part of the intergovernmental effort to
establish a threshold for state behavior.
While international environmental institutions are the result of
the need for international cooperation, they acquire their own
momentum in catalyzing international environmental law once
they have been set up. They are a product as well as a contributor
to the development of international environmental law.
Institutions are the result of a complex process of good intentions
and compromise; they engage in norm-building in various areas
of interdependence. This study also shows that international
institution building is an organic process directly geared to the
needs of states. It underscores the contemporary reality that
institutions are essentially tools, operating within legal parameters, for states to address common problems,
such as national and transborder environmental threats.

PART I LAW AND INSTITUTIONS
1. Law and Institutions
Law and Society: A Symbiosis
Introduction:The Concept of Law
Law and International Society
Institutions: Conceptual Clarification
Conclusion
2. International Institution Building Process
Introduction
State Sovereignty
Inherent Complexities
Legal Personality
Internal Law
Coordination
Unequal Contribution
Decision-making
Conclusion
PART II INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND
INSTITUTIONS
3. Changing Character of International Environmental Law
Introduction
International Law and Environmental Challenge
Changing Character of International Environmental Law
Conclusion
4. International Environmental Law-Making Process
Introduction
Thickening Web of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
Panorama of Soft Law
Centralized Legalization
Treaty-making Approach
Conclusion
5. International Environmental Institutions
Introduction
Role of the General Assembly
Widening Net of Institutionalization
Increasing Interdependence
Veritable Roles of IEIs
Origin and Growth of IEIs
(i) Role of Functional Organizations
(ii) Specialized Environmental Institutions
(iii) Regime Specific Institutions (MEAs)
(iv) Role of Multilateral Development Banks
Conclusion
PART III FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL
INSTITUTIONS
6. Blueprints for Strengthening International Environmental
Institutions
Introduction
Revitalizing UNEP
Establishment of a New Specialized Agency
New Mandate for the Trusteeship Council
Conclusion

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