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Harnessing Foreign Investment to Promote Environmental Protection investigates the main challenges facing the implementation of environmental protection and the synergies between foreign investment and environmental protection. Adopting legal, economic and political perspectives, the contributing authors analyse the various incentives which encourage foreign investment into pro-environment projects (such as funds, project-finance, market mechanisms, payments-for-ecosystem services and insurance) and the safeguards against its potentially harmful effects (investment regulation, CSR and accountability mechanisms, contracts and codes of conduct).
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Introductory observations / Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Viñuales Part I. Protecting the environment in the twenty-first century : the role of the private sector. 1. International environmental law : looking at the past to shape the future / Pierre-Marie Dupuy ; 2. The private sector and the challenge of implementation / Francesco Francioni ; 3. The political environment of environmental law / Urs Luterbacher ; 4. The applicability of international environmental law to private enterprises / Sandrine Maljean-Dubois and Vanessa Richard ; 5. Economics of green economies : investment in green growth and how it works / Shaun Larcom and Timothy Swanson Part II. Foreign investment and environmental protection : incentives. 6. Key instruments of private environmental finance : funds, project finance and market mechanisms / Magnus Jesko Langer ; 7. The potential of international climate change law to mobilise low-carbon foreign direct investment / Daniel M. Firger ; 8. Channelling investment into biodiversity conservation : ABS and PES schemes / Riccardo Pavoni ; 9. The role of insurance risk transfer in encouraging climate investment in developing countries / Swenja Surminski ; 10. Trade-related incentives : the international negotiations over environmental goods and services / Konstantina K. Athanasakou Part III. Foreign investment and environmental protection : safeguards. 11. The environmental regulation of foreign investment schemes under international law / Jorge E. Viñuales ; 12. From corporate social responsibility to accountability mechanisms / Elisa Morgera ; 13. Beyond law as tools : foreign investment projects and the contractualisation of environmental protection / Natasha Affolder ; 14. Socially responsible investing through voluntary codes / Benjamin J. Richardson ; 15. The enforcement of environmental norms in investment treaty arbitration / Zachary Douglas Concluding observations / Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E. Viñuales.