The Gnat Is Older Than Man: Global Environment and Human Agenda

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Index to Topics and Institutions
Acid rain. See Atmosphere
Agency for International Development (AID), 52
Agenda 21, 202
Agriculture. See Food
AIDS, xviii, 28, 218, 230
Air pollution, 12–13
Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS), 182
Antarctic: claims to, 35; Common Heri/ tage and, 247; threats to, 16–17, 267
Arctic, pollution of, 13, 16–17
Aristotle, and justice, 247, 278
Arms sales, xx–xxi
Atmosphere: acid rain, litigation over, 58–60; global warming and, 23; pol/ lution of troposphere, 12–13; laws to combat, 103n
Baselines. See Treaties
Bible. See Religion
Biodiversity: as Common Heritage of Humankind, 205; conflicting strate/ gies for, 112–13; convention on, 205; protecting, 37–42; threats to, 9– 10
Boycotts, 45
Brown, Joan Martin (UNEP), 42
Brundtland, Gro Harlem, 92n, 206
Bush administration, 41, 205, 281n.7
Cancer. See Health hazards
Capitalism, and environmental degrada/ tion, 240–42
Carbon dioxide (CO2). See Greenhouse gases
Carbon taxes. See Legal strategies
Cataracts. See Health hazards
CFCs. See Ozone-depleting agents
Chemical weapons, 11n; in oceans, 8
Chernobyl, 55, 241
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). See Ozone-depleting agents
Christianity. See Religion
Clean Air Act, U.S. (1963, 1990), 103n, 144–45
Climate change, global cooling, 20, 28. See also Global warming
Coase, Ronald, 131n
Cold War, 114
Collor, Fernando, 207
Common Heritage of Humankind (CHM): Antarctic as, 247; biodiver/ sity and, 35n, 205; foundation for fi/ nancing global commons repair, 208– 13; meaning, 246n; oceans as, 246; rare species as, 38. See also Global Commons Trust Fund
Compliance, problems of securing, 100–104
Comprehensive Environmental Re/ sponse, Compensation and Liabilities Act, U.S. (CERCLA), 195, 196n
Conservation, strategies for, 39–49
Consultation. See Legal strategies
Culture: differences impeding negotia/ tions, 110–12; tensions affecting international relations, 17, 34, 122
Debt-for-nature swaps, 39–42
Defenders of Wildlife, 151
Deforestation. See Forests
Desertification, 6
Development. See Economic develop/ ment
Developmental banks, 44
Diplomacy: diplomat's view of law, 59– 60; diplomat's view of world, 34–35; diplomatic solutions, 58
Drift-nets: threats to ocean life, 8; U.N. resolution on, 89–90
Earth Summit. See United Nations Con/ ference on Economic Development (UNCED 1992, Rio)

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