ENV250Y5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 25: Soft Law, Environmental Policy, Precautionary Principle

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10 Apr 2018
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Lecture 25. 1 notes canada"s environment in a global context. Global institutions: canada"s environmental policy and politics are not just decided by industry or federalism. International community also has an effect: fragmented at the global level for the environment, no court, no police force, etc. International panel on climate change (ipcc) function of the world meteorological organization: aggregate climate-related science. Other agencies/fora: arctic council key for arctic environmental policies, organization for economic cooperation and development (oecd) intergovernmental organization of wealthy countries to do economic analysis and policy advice. International union of the convention of nature (iucn) non-governmental organization and governments: greenpeace domestic environmental groups, world wildlife fund (wwf) International law: not the same as domestic law, applies to more than one country, most is soft law not directly enforceable, there is no global government or law court that is enforcing the law.

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