International Environment and Development Treatises
Environment and Statecraft: The Strategy of Environmental Treaty-Making
This broad analysis, of both well known and lesser known environmental treaties, provides insight into what international environmental treaties try to accomplish and why they succeed or fail.
Guide to International Environmental Law
Alexandre Kiss and Dinah Shelton
A brief overview of international law in general, with an in depth focus on how international environmental law was formed historically, as well as an analysis of newer topics such as environmental protection as a human right.
Interlinkages and the Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements
W. Bradnee Chambers
Presents a selected history of environmental law and two brief case studies, one about environmental law and one about sustainable development law.
International Environmental Law in a Nutshell
Lakshman D. Guruswamy with Kevin L. Doran
This study aid is from the popular nutshell series and offers a concise overview of environmental law history, major topics (e.g. vessel-based pollution) and relevant policies.
International Environmental Law: Basic Instruments and References, 1992-1999
Edith Brown Weiss, Daniel Barstow Magraw, Paul C. Szasz
This is an update to an excellent combination of the actual text of treaties (and other legal instruments) and a brief historical contextualization commentary on these documents
International Law & the Environment
Patricia Birnie, Alan Boyle, Catherine Redgwell
A comprehensive treatise covering the background and foundations on international environmental law while including many subtopic chapters on more specific areas, such as nuclear energy, conservation, climate change, toxic substances and many more.
Introduction to International Environmental Law
This book offers a brief introduction to the topic often with just a few pages on various aspects. It would be good for a quick read on the topic.
Principles of International Environmental Law
This third edition presents a comprehensive overview of international environmental law. It includes an excellent index, which makes it easy to locate specific discussions of certain major environmental cases and treaties.
Research Handbook on International Environmental Law
Malgosia Fitzmaurice, David M. Ong, Panos Merkouris (eds)
A collection of essays covering theory and principles with useful chapters on dispute settlement, human rights, and liability.
Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law
Shawkat Alam et al.
This collection of essays discusses the background, implementation, key issues, and framework of international environmental law. Also includes sections on major regional environmental regimes, and related areas such as trade, indigenous rights, disasters, and armed conflict.