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There is persuasive evidence suggesting we are on the brink of human-induced ecological disaster that could change life on Earth as we know it. There is also a general consensus among scientists about the pace and extent of global ecological decay, including a realisation that humans are central to causing the global socio-ecological crisis. This new epoch has been called the Anthropocene. Considering the many benefits that constitutional environmental protection holds out in domestic legal orders, it is likely that a constitutionalised form of global environmental law and governance would be better able to counter the myriad exigencies of the Anthropocene. This book seeks to answer this central question: from the perspective of the Anthropocene, what is environmental constitutionalism and how could it be extrapolated to formulate a global framework? In answering this question, this book offers the first systematic conceptual framework for global environmental constitutionalism in the epoch of the Anthropocene.
|Publication date:||22nd September 2016|
|Author:||Louis J. Kotze|
|Publisher:||Hart Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Categories:||International environmental law,|
Louis J Kotze is Research Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the North-West University, South Africa.More About Louis J. Kotze