The project leading to this compilation of studies has two purposes. The first is to leave a record of the intellectual discussions underpinning the project of a Global Pact for the Environment, with its many sources, views and debates. The second is to contribute to the discussions of the ad hoc open-ended working group established by UN General Assembly A/72/L.51. The report gathers compilations from some of the main authorities in international environmental law from around the World. Each chapter is written in a concise, self-contained and practical manner. The analysis focuses on the different principles and aspects of the Draft Global Pact but it also reviews a range of other materials and topics. Some chapters survey aspects that were not included in the Draft Global Pact. Further information and analysis regarding each of these principles and aspects can be found in the works listed in the Select Bibliography.