Special Issue "Environmental Law and Sustainability"
A special issue of Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2015)
While the exact meaning of sustainability is yet to be explicitly streamlined, environmental law has its flexibility to address sustainability within a broader framework. The traditional understanding of the concept—meeting the needs of present generation without compromising the needs of the future generation—has been found to be concentrated to resource usage and allocation. However, the concept has gone far beyond this ordinary understanding. Today, “sustainability” does not only touch upon material aspects, but it also addresses other aspects that generally promote non-material issues, such as promotion of culture, cultural heritage, spiritual wellbeing etc. Traditional aspects of resource management nevertheless lies at the core of any sustainability discussions. While resource management goes hand in hand with environmental sustenance, today, consequence of globalization presents other forms of sustainability—economic sustainability—the meaning of which is about ensuring economic sustenance in response to global challenges to resources scarcity. As environmental sustainability undermines economic sustainability integrating new economic opportunities with new environmental risks would arguably lead to novel challenges. Development of new technologies, adoption of new strategies, strengthening regulations and promotion of best practices are the factors, argued to be, contributory to this integration. However, it is important to see how these developments should be captured in the development of environmental regulations, and at the same time how sustainability can be defined in response to new global challenges. Against this background the purpose of this special issue is to address diverse range of disciplines from both domestic and international law dimensions, including marine environment, cultural heritage protection, living and non-living natural resources including on-shore and off-shore mining and mineral developments, human dimensions connected to environment and environmental sustainability, etc.
Dr. Kamrul Hossain
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- environmental law
- marine environment
- human rights
- resource scarcity
- culture and cultural heritage
- wellbeing and security