Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Environmental Damage in International and Comparative LawProblems of Definition and Valuation$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Bowman and Alan Boyle

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199255733

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199255733.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 22 April 2019

Biodiversity, Intrinsic Value, and the Definition and Valuation of Environmental Harm

Biodiversity, Intrinsic Value, and the Definition and Valuation of Environmental Harm

(p.40) (p.41) 4 Biodiversity, Intrinsic Value, and the Definition and Valuation of Environmental Harm
Environmental Damage in International and Comparative Law

Michael Bowman

Oxford University Press

This chapter considers the conceptual framework developed by moral philosophers and environmental ethicists on the question of environmental values, and the extent, if any, to which such analysis has been absorbed into the mainstream of legal developments. Noting that the reparation of damage to species and ecosystems remains a neglected issue, it argues that it is necessary to develop legal principles and procedures which recognize and evaluate not only the harm to human interests from the dimension of biological diversity, but that related to the intrinsic value of elements of the natural world. Although such losses present problems for quantification, these are in principle no more intractable than those which have been overcome in other areas of the law. All life forms should prima facie be accorded equal value and compensation calculated by reference to the diminution in biological diversity occasioned by the conduct in question.

Keywords:   environmental harm, environmental values, reparation, biological diversity, compensation

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .