International Environmental Law ; 13. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2017, ISBN ; 9789004328044.
In Regional Cooperation in Amazonia: A Comparative Environmental Law Analysis , Maria Antonia Tigre provides a broad overview of the international, regional and national law applied to the Amazon rainforest and investigates efforts at regional cooperation for the protection of the Amazonian ecosystem. For the last four decades, cooperation among the eight countries in which the rainforest lies was primarily induced by the Amazon Cooperation Treaty (ACT). Originally adopted to ensure national sovereignty, the ACT gradually evolved towards a framework for sustainable development. Based on the challenges faced by the treaty and its subsequent instruments, Maria Antonia Tigre analyzes ways in which the ACT can be more effectively applied, leading to practical results that reduce deforestation. These specifically relate to the enforceability of the right to the environment, the implementation of protected areas, and the development of financial mechanisms to fund initiatives.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Front Matter Copyright Page Dedication Preface Acknowledgments List of Illustrations Abbreviations and Acronyms Introduction History of Amazonia and Amazonian Deforestation Threats to the Amazon Rainforest: Deforestation and Climate Change Early forms of Regional Cooperation: From Bilateral Agreements to Regional Integration First Period of Cooperation within the act's Framework (1978-1989): The Defensive-Protectionist Phase Second Period of Cooperation within the Act's Framework (1989-1994): Boost and Political Strengthening Third Period of Cooperation within the Act's Framework (1995-2002): Institutional Maturity Fourth Period of Cooperation within the act's Framework (2002-2009): Institutional Visibility Fifth Period of Cooperation within the act's Framework (2009-2017): Revitalizing the acto Critical Analysis of the act/acto Environmental Protection Protected Areas Financial Mechanisms Stakeholders in Amazonia Back Matter Amazon Cooperation Treaty Protocol of Amendment of the Amazon Cooperation Treaty Declarations of Presidents of Amazon Countries Index.
Available to subscribing member institutions only.
Digital File Characteristics
Available in Other Form
Online version: Tigre, Maria Antonia, author. Regional cooperation in Amazonia Leiden ; Boston : Brill/Nijhoff,