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1st Edition

The Role of Law in Governing Sustainability

Edited By

Volker Mauerhofer

ISBN 9780367746322
Published May 31, 2021 by Routledge
296 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores how public and private actors can interrelate to achieve also by means of law a sustainable development which is beneficial for the environment, society and the economy.

The Role of Law in Governing Sustainability assesses the structure, functions and perspectives of law in the wider governance frameworks of sustainable development. It provides latest and in-depth insights from each of the three dimensions of sustainable development and the relations among them. Latest political developments on global and regional level related to the environmental, social and the economic dimensions are provided as well as in-depth case studies. Thereby the book explores how international and national laws and governance can help us move towards a more sustainable future.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law, global governance and sustainable development.

Table of Contents

Foreword and Introduction, Volker Mauerhofer  1. The Role of Net Gain Law for Governance of a Sustainable Development, Volker Mauerhofer  Part 1: Environmental Focus  2. What international framework to support the sustainable exploitation of marine energy and mineral resources?, Alix Willemez  3. The legal dimension of soil protection and sustainable use of soils, Irene Heuser  4. The conservation and sustainable use of agroecosystem in international law, Ancui Liu  5. Subsidiarity for Sustainability: Historical Development and Application in the European Union and in Federal Legal Systems, Rasyikah Md Khalid  6. Strategy for a sustainable decarbonization of the energy sector in Portugal: identification of priority policy measures, João Joanaz de Melo, Maria J. F. Sousa, Alfredo Marvão Pereira, Filipa Fernandes, António Galvão, João Grilo  Part 2. Social Focus  7. The role of sustainability law in public health in Nigeria, aiwo Odumosu, Samuel Adesina Okueso  8. More urban gardens, less food waste: innovative ways to achieve SDGs, Alexandra Afonso Ribeiro, Livia Madureira, Raquel Carvalho  9. Beyond Legal Mechanism: Early Environmental Education as Catalyst to achieving a sustainable environment in Nigeria, Gbade Akinrinmade  10. Tribals and Forest Rights in India: A Critical Appraisal of the Legal Literature, Kumarjeeb Pegu  11. An analytical framework to review judicial decisions based on the precautionary principle with a case study application, Vasco Gonçalves  Part 3: Economic Focus  12. Carbonomics and H2Onomy: the currency standards and trade practices of future environmental governance, Sebastian Thomas  13. A systematic literature review on circular economy performance assessment in public sector organizations, Hinrika Droege, Andrea Raggi, Tomás B. Ramos  14. Institutional investors and climate justice: The role of investors in advancing prevention of human rights abuse in investment chains for fossil-free energy, Karin Buhmann  15. Whistleblowing for Better Environmental Protection in the Malaysian Society, Hazlina Shaik Mohd Noor Alam, Rasyikah Md Khalid  16. Institutional entrepreneurship in Sustainability: the need for radical change processes in private organizations and management schools, Eduardo Wills Herrera  17. Summary and Conclusions: Volker Mauerhofer

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Volker Mauerhofer is Professor and Chair, Environmental Science (Specialization in Social Science), Department of Ecotechnology and Sustainable Building Engineering, Mid Sweden University, Sweden.