Le droit face à la pollution atmosphérique et aux changements climatiques

Marianne Moliner-Dubost 1
1 IDE - Institut de Droit de l'Environnement
EVS - Environnement Ville Société
Abstract : If air pollution is not a really modern scourge , the medical and especially ecological extent of the phenomenon appeared only recently. Climate change constitute the last demonstration of it. Revealing multiple and complex problems, Air pollution could not from now be considered as a simple trouble any more. It is in keeping with all the scales of space and time, showing new dimensions and faces which deeply modify the nature of the problems with which the law is confronted today. To face it, the law multiples its fields of intervention, adapts its traditional tools to an increasingly complex reality and, especially, reveals an unsuspected richness. Hitherto primarily practical, the law of the air pollution became a fertile law from where emerge fundamental principles of the environmental law. The Precautionary Principle found, prior to be even defined, its first developments with the fight against the acid rain and the ozone layer protection. This new richness of the Air pollution law also finds an expression, remarkable in a field remained technical a long time, regarding the instruments used (planning, emission trading). This undoubtedly reveals a new perception of the air, and by extension the atmosphere, as a legal object. Previously considered as a natural receptacle for human activity wastes, the atmosphere now appears as resource, and to say the word, an heritage. This evolution lets predict the imminence of a deep statutory reflection.
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Marianne Moliner-Dubost. Le droit face à la pollution atmosphérique et aux changements climatiques. Droit. Université Jean-Moulin Lyon 3, 2001. Français. ⟨tel-01627480⟩



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