This new edition of International Law and the Environment provides an authoritative account of the main principles of international law concerning protection of the environment. Written by two of the foremost academics on the field, this edition has been expanded and updated to take full account of the extensive developments which have occurred since the Rio Conference in 1992. There is a new chapter on international trade law and the environment, as well as new treatment of sustainable development, climate change, biological diversity, regulation of the global environment, environmental impact assessment, and the precautionary principle. Coverage of human rights issues and private international law has been expanded. Major new treaties on international watercourses, international fisheries, access to environmental justice and information, nuclear safety, and environmental liability are considered, and the growing jurisprudence of international tribunals is included. This new edition will be the most comprehensive account of the law available anywhere.