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Protecting the Polar Marine Environment
Law and Policy for Pollution Prevention

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Davor Vidas, Alan Boyle, Budislav Vukas, Donald R. Rothwell, Christopher C. Joyner, Olav Schram Stokke, David VanderZwaag, R. Douglas Brubaker, Lawson W. Brigham
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  • Date Published: February 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032964

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  • How can we best protect the polar marine environment against pollution? Leading scholars on environmental law, the law of the sea, and Arctic and Antarctic affairs here examine this important question. This book compares global, regional and national levels of regulation, and considers specific pollution issues such as land-based activities, the dumping of radioactive waste, and shipping in ice-covered waters. Developments since the establishment of the Arctic Council in 1996 and the entry into force of the Protocol on Environmental Protection to the Antarctic Treaty in 1998 are also discussed.

    • Polar studies comparing the Arctic and Antarctic placed in the wider context of international environmental law
    • One of the only comparative treatments of marine environmental protection in these particular regions
    • Written by leading authorities from four continents, and includes developments since the Arctic Council in 1996 and the Antarctic Environmental Protocol, effective January 1998
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    "...this volume contains some useful contributions to the literature on problems of regime interaction...the writing and editing are of high quality." Arctic (Journal of the Arctic Institute of North America

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    • Date Published: February 2007
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032964
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 150 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.446kg
    • contains: 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of tables
    Notes on the contributors
    Preface and acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations
    Introductory overview. Protecting the polar marine environment: interplay of regulatory frameworks Davor Vidas
    Part I. Levels of Regulation in the Protection of the Polar Marine Environment:
    1. Globalism and regionalism in the protection of the marine environment Alan Boyle
    2. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the polar marine environment Budislav Vukas
    3. Global environmental protection instruments and the polar marine environment Donald R. Rothwell
    4. The polar marine environment in regional cooperation Davor Vidas
    5. Protection of the Antarctic environment against marine pollution under the 1991 Protocol Christopher C. Joyner
    6. Sub-regional cooperation and protection of the Arctic marine environment: the Barents Sea Olav Schram Stokke
    7. Domestic perspectives and regulations in protecting the polar marine environment: Australia, Canada and the United States Donald R. Rothwell and Christopher C. Joyner
    Part II. Current Trends and Issues in Protecting the Polar Marine Environment:
    8. Land-based marine pollution and the Arctic: polarities between principles and practice David VanderZwaag
    9. Radioactive waste in the Barents and Kara Seas: Russian implementation of the global dumping regime Olav Schram Stokke
    10. Regulation of navigation and vessel-source pollution in the Northern Sea Route: article 234 and state practice R. Douglas Brubaker
    11. The emerging International Polar Navigation Code: bi-polar relevance? Lawson W. Brigham
    Index of international instruments and national legislation
    Subject index.

  • Editor

    Davor Vidas, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway


    Davor Vidas, Alan Boyle, Budislav Vukas, Donald R. Rothwell, Christopher C. Joyner, Olav Schram Stokke, David VanderZwaag, R. Douglas Brubaker, Lawson W. Brigham

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