Sudha RP Rao


Preservation of the environment is a major concern in the modern era. This paper explains the scientific basis of the global warning theory and the potential impacts of climate change on the environment. When regulating the causes of global warming, accountability and liability arise in the areas of both prevention of future emissions of green house gases into the atmosphere and remedial measures to clean up the damage that has already occurred. The responsibility for the costs in these areas are examined as well as the International Law Commission’s work on “Liability for Injurious Consequences Arising out of Acts not Prohibited by International Law” in the context of the environment as a global common. Furthermore, this thesis examines the cross roads faced by developing nations seeking economic growth but at a cost of increased green house gas emissions and concludes that any development must be accomplished in environmentally sustainable terms.