International environmental law is a branch of international law that deals with the protection of the environment. It achieves this through the establishment of international treaties. Environmental efforts began in earnest in the mid-20th century due to the severe and adverse effects of environmental degradation [1]. Activities such as air and water pollution, animal poaching and overfishing have effects that surpass a country’s national boundaries. Therefore, creating the need for stringent approaches to facilitate the protection of national and international resources.

[1] Resnick, B. A. (2018). 2. Public Health Importance of Environmental Health. Environmental Public Health: The Practitioner’s Guide. doi:10.2105/9780875532943ch02

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