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Differential Treatment in International Environmental Law

Lavanya Rajamani


The history of international environmental dialogue is a history of conflict between developing and industrial countries encompassing the framework, nature, and agenda of international environmental law. The conflict is focused on who should take responsibility, in what measure, and under what conditions to contain global environmental degradation. In the face of inequality in resources and contributions to global environmental degradation, sovereign states have crafted a burden sharing arrangement rooted in differential treatment. Differential treatment refers to the use of norms that provide ... More

Keywords: environmental dialogue, developing countries, industrial countries, global environmental degradation, differential treatment, climate regime, environmental treaties, international environmental law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280704
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280704.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lavanya Rajamani, author
Lecturer in Environmental Law, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge Fellow & Director of Studies in Law, Queens' College, Cambridge