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date: 18 October 2019

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This chapter examines the environmental law system of Mexico. It first provides an overview of the allocation of powers with respect to environmental protection in Mexico, and more specifically in relation to sustainable development, the constitutional basis of the protection of human rights, the human right to a healthy environment, the human right to water and sanitation, and collective rights and access to natural resources. The discussion then turns to the structure and substance of environmental law as it applies to air pollution and climate change, water use and preservation, biological diversity, and waste management. The chapter concludes with an analysis of the implementation framework for Mexican environmental law, taking into account the right of access to environmental information, access to environmental participation, and access to environmental justice.

Keywords: pollution, water, sustainable development, climate change, natural resources, jurisdiction of states, organs of states, biodiversity, human rights, collective rights

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