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Legal Perspectives on Sustainability

Edited by Margherita Pieraccini and Tonia Novitz

Published

18 Mar 2020

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529201000

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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Published

18 Mar 2020

Page count

200 pages

ISBN

978-1529201024

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Bristol University Press
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    This important volume steps beyond conventional legal approaches to sustainability to provide fresh insights into perhaps one of the most critical global challenges of our time.

    Offering analysis of sustainability at land and sea alongside trade, labour and corporate governance perspectives, this book articulates important debates about the role of law. From impacts on local societies to domestic sustainable development policies and major international goals, it considers multiple jurisdictional levels.

    With original, interdisciplinary research from experts in their legal fields, this is a rounded assessment of the complex interplay of law and sustainability—both as it is now and as it should be in the future.

    “Sustainability, though ubiquitous in modern discourse, remains contested in theory and praxis. This collection offers insightful coverage of challenges in operationalising sustainability in principle and in key areas of law.” Karen Morrow, Swansea University

    Margherita Pieraccini is Reader in Law at the University of Bristol. Her research is socio-legal and focuses on nature conservation law, marine policy and commons.

    Tonia Novitz is Professor of Labour Law at the University of Bristol. Her research interests focus predominantly on labour law, international and EU trade and the protection of human rights.

    Introduction

    PART 1: SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH HISTORY

    Sustainability and Law: An historical and theoretical overview ~ Margherita Pieraccini and Tonia Novitz

    Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals: ‘responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making’? ~ Tonia Novitz and Margherita Pieraccini

    PART 2: CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

    Accounting for Climate Change: Rethinking the chaotic corporate reporting landscape and its purpose with the UK’s failure as a case study ~ Charlotte Villiers and Georgina Tsagas

    Sustainable Corporate Governance: trimming or sowing? ~ Nina Boeger

    PART 3: TRADE

    Reimagining the International Trade Regime for Food Security under SDG 2 ~ Clair Gammage

    Social Sustainability, Labour and Trade: Forging Connections ~ Tonia Novitz

    PART 4: PLACES

    Landowners, land use and sustainability in a pluriverse ~ Chris Willmore

    Sustainability and marine conservation law ~ Margherita Pieraccini