Special Issue "Environmental Law for Sustainability 2018"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
The goal of this Special Issue is to discuss principles, key concepts, methods and applications of “Environmental Law and Sustainability” and lessons learned. We will further map opportunities of, and challenges to, legal aspects in a sustainable development in various thematic and strategic subjects, thereby contributing to the development of these domains scientifically and practically.
Contributions from the followings areas are sought:
- Empirical (qualitatively and/or quantitatively data backed) and theoretical contributions
- Philosophical and historical analysis; case studies; conceptual developments and assessments; descriptions of newly developed methods and their practical application.
- Deductive and inductive studies; thematically horizontal or sectorial papers; studies of policy mixes among environmental, social and/or economic instruments; de lege lata and/or de lege ferenda essays.
- Local studies with a potential wider application; comparisons of nations or other spatial units; analysis of regional integration; multilevel interplay.
- Studies of Common Law and/or Continental Law (public, private and/or criminal/penal law)
- Contributions about soft law, binding and/or non-binding instruments, formal and customary institutions
- The role of sustainability law for institutional change and government policy also towards future generations
- Single (case) studies or comparisons related to strategies, plans, programs, conflict of interests and/or trade-offs among different values and interests. Studies related to any stakeholders.
- Studies on substantial rights (such as human rights) and procedural rights (such as public participation (such as access to information, participation in procedures and access to justice)
- Innovative local, national, regional and international legal principles/approaches towards more sustainability incl. degrowth law, green economy law, soft law and customary law
- Legal institutions and inter-/intragenerational justice on the pathway towards a sustainable transitions
- Legislative, administrative, judicial decision-making and enforcement by law in terms of priority setting, ignorance, uncertainty, risk, conflicts of interest and trade-offs; absolute and relative achievements by law
- The role of law for property rights, new commons, the Post2015 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals
- Gender, planetary boundaries and/or ecosystem services, footprint, sustainable production and consumption
- Sustainable development elements of
- efficiency, effectiveness and sufficiency
- environmental, social and economic capital, capacity and carrying capacity, also with the background of population questions
Each proposed contribution shall, in particular, outline its relevant to sustainable development in connection to one of the areas pointed out above or with another particular area.
Prof. Dr. Timo Koivurova
Prof. Dr. Volker Mauerhofer
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- environmental law
- sustainable development
- conservation law