Rule of Law for Nature: New Dimensions and Ideas in Environmental Law

Rule of Law for Nature: New Dimensions and Ideas in Environmental Law

by Christina Voigt
     
 

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'Human laws must be reformulated to keep human activities in harmony with the unchanging and universal laws of nature.' This 1987 statement by the World Commission on Environment and Development has never been more relevant and urgent than it is today. Despite the many legal responses to various environmental problems, more greenhouse gases than ever before are being…  See more details below

Overview

'Human laws must be reformulated to keep human activities in harmony with the unchanging and universal laws of nature.' This 1987 statement by the World Commission on Environment and Development has never been more relevant and urgent than it is today. Despite the many legal responses to various environmental problems, more greenhouse gases than ever before are being released into the atmosphere, biological diversity is rapidly declining and fish stocks in the oceans are dwindling. This book challenges the doctrinal construction of environmental law and presents an innovative legal approach to ecological sustainability: a rule of law for nature which guides and transcends ordinary written laws and extends fundamental principles of respect, integrity and legal security to the non-human world.

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"Rule of Law for Nature is 'kaleidoscopic', brimming with ideas for re-imagining environmental law that should inspire the diverse set of actors - states, non-governmental organizations, corporates, and individuals - who are shaping both the future of law and the future of the planet."
Robert V. Percival, Transnational Environmental Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107043268
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2013
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Christina Voigt is a professor in the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway, where she works in particular on legal issues of climate change, sustainability and the interface between environmental and trade law.

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