Linkages of development and environment : in search of an integrated approach through sustainable development

Alam, Shawkat & Karim, Md. Saiful (2011) Linkages of development and environment : in search of an integrated approach through sustainable development. Georgetown International Environmental Law Review, 23(3), pp. 345-363.

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Abstract

Least developed countries (LDCs) are the primary victims of environmental changes, including present and future impacts of climate change. Environmental degradation poses a serious threat to the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, thus hindering development in LDCs. Simultaneously, poverty is itself both a major cause and effect of global environmental problems. Against this backdrop, this essay argues that without recognition and protection of a collective right to development, genuine environmental protection will remain unachievable. Further, this essay submits that, particularly in the context of LDCs, the right to environment and the right to development are inseparable. Finally, this essay argues that the relationship between the right to environment and the right to development must fall within the paradigm of sustainable development if the promotion and protection of those rights are to be justified.

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ID Code: 60299
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 1042-1858 (print)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Georgetown International Environmental Law Review
Deposited On: 28 May 2013 23:44
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2013 04:26

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