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Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law$
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Elisa Morgera

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199558018

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558018.001.0001

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The Need for Corporate Environmental Accountability

The Need for Corporate Environmental Accountability

(p.3) 1 The Need for Corporate Environmental Accountability
Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Elisa Morgera

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides an overview of egregious cases of corporate environmental damage and the day-to-day negative impacts of the private sector. It then addresses recent initiatives at the international level based on the desirability of the private sector's proactive contribution to the attainment of internationally agreed goals and the implementation of multilateral environmental agreements. It briefly discusses the role of the private sector in relation to ecosystem services. The chapter aims at providing the pragmatic and ethical justification for the study.

Keywords:   environmental damage, private sector, multilateral environmental agreements, ecosystem services

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