About This Class
This course introduces students to the challenges faced by developing countries in developing, implementing, and enforcing effective environmental governance systems. It compares systems of environmental governance in developing countries with a particular focus on countries in Asia and Africa. Many of these countries, despite contributing very little to the global environmental problems, are among the principal victims of them. Building on the work of the US-Asia Partnerships for Environmental Law, this course will examine a variety of case studies that illustrate how environmental law is evolving in the developing world. Following the course students are invited to participate in an optional field trip, contingent on the state of travel restrictions, where they can examine firsthand how developing countries are using law to cope with environmental challenges.