Environmental Law


Environmental Challenges

This note discusses common environmental problems and the international responses to those problems. The environmental problems that would be discussed are ozone depletion, deforestation, desertification, climate change, and air pollution.

Principles of International Environmental Law

International environmental law revolves around certain key principles. The content of treaties and other sources of international law reflect and embody these principles. The principles are divided into substantive, equitable, and procedural principles, and shall be discussed in this note.

The State of Ghana’s Environment

This note examines the legal provisions in Ghana on the environment. It explores the constitutional and statutory provisions on the protection of the environment and other efforts aimed at protecting the environment.

The Marine Environment

This note examines some provisions in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL Convention) for the protection of the marine environment, and how the Maritime Pollution Act, 2016 (Act 932) reflects these provisions.