This book concentrates on the relationship between human rights and the environment. The first chapter provides the framework for the book’s analysis and begins by defining “environment” and noting recent changes to environmental conditions and their causes, such as reduced biodiversity and increased population and resource consumption. The first portion of the chapter concludes by suggesting actions such as removing financial incentives for over-consumption of limited economic resources, that could improve the current environmental trends.
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GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-32; GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2013-32
Donald K. Anton & Dinah L. Shelton, Environmental Protection and Human Rights (2011).