environmental law, problem based question
Learning Goal: I’m working on a international law project and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
1. Identify/Define the environmental offences with its essential ingredients- 4 Marks 2. Application of Laws/ Legal provisions with explanation/ justification/ exceptions3 Marks 3. Innovative approach for solution- 3 Mark 4. Case Laws and other sources cited- 3 Marks 5. Critical analysis and Conclusion – 2 Marks
Rentica is a small developing island country surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean. The country is famously known for its rich coral reefs biodiversity. The economy of the country is heavily dependent on tourism and as per the World Economic Forum, Rentica remains the most preferred tourism destination for the 6th consecutive year in 2022. Unfortunately, with the outbreak of COVID-19, the country has suffered economic turbulence, and to revive its economy the government of Rentica has applied for USD 10 billion credit line from the International Monetary Fund. The recently published IPCC 6th assessment report on climate change has created another havoc for the Rentica. The report highlighted that by 2035, due to global warming 60 percent of the coral reefs surrounding Rentica will be adversely affected. The Rentica is already suffering due to the rise in the sea level and their various tourist spots are already threatened. After the publication of the IPCC report, the expert panel at IMF rejected Rentica’s demand for the credit line. The experts at IMF are of the opinion that the Rentica will not be in the position to repay the amount as its economy is already under stress and due to climate change, its only source of income, i.e tourism is going to be adversely affected. The government of Rentica has decided to take the matter to international forums. The government wants to explore all the possible arguments to make their case stronger. Substantiate your arguments in support the government of Rentica in the international forums. Note: Laws and international commitments of Rentica are the same as of the Republic of India.