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Losing the Forest for the Trees: Environmental Reductionism in the Law

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Type: Journal Article
Author: Bosselmann, Klaus
Journal: Sustainability
Volume: 2
Page(s): 2424-2448
Date: 2010
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10535/6499
Sector: General & Multiple Resources
Subject(s): fragmentation
environmental law
Abstract: "Environmental laws and policies have saved some 'trees', but the 'forest' is being lost as critical global issues including climate change, biodiversity loss, and our ecological footprint continue to worsen. Existing laws and policies mitigate the ecological damage inflicted by industrial economies and western lifestyles. The article essentially makes the case for a sustainability approach to law that aims for transformation rather than environmental mitigation. Relevant trends in international law and domestic law reflective of a sustainability approach are discussed, and the article describes some contours of 'law for sustainability' or 'sustainability law'."

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