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Unpublished Paper
The Emergence of Global Environmental Law
ExpressO (2008)
  • Tseming Yang, Vermont Law School

With the global growth of public concern about environmental issues over the last several decades, environmental legal norms have increasingly become internationalized. This development has been reflected both in the surge of international environmental agreements as well as the growth and increased sophistication of national environmental legal systems across the world. A number of trends, such as globalization and international development aid efforts, have shaped the global rise of environmental law. The result is the emergence of a shared set of legal principles and norms regarding the environment, such that one can arguably describe it as a common body of law. The emergence of what we call “global environmental law” already has and will likely continue to have profound implications for the implementation, practice, and development of environmental law worldwide.

  • global environmental law,
  • international environmental law,
  • comparative environmental law.
Publication Date
September 16, 2008
Citation Information
Tseming Yang. "The Emergence of Global Environmental Law" ExpressO (2008)
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