The Juridical Dimensions of Earth System Governance: Initiating a Debate on Earth System Law

Kotze, Louis and Rakhyun, Kim (2019) The Juridical Dimensions of Earth System Governance: Initiating a Debate on Earth System Law. Earth System Governance . ISSN 2589-8116

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esg.2019.100003

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Abstract

While the focus of earth system governance is on the human-social aspects of Earth system changes, law has played a peripheral part in the earth system governance scientific agenda. Earth system governance perspectives have also not significantly infiltrated the juridical domain. In this paper we seek to initiate a debate on the juridical dimensions of earth system governance. We make out a case in support of developing a new overarching legal phenomenon that, more than environmental law (among others) comprehensively accommodates and encapsulates the juridical aspects of earth system governance, including a new accompanying research agenda. We call this new legal phenomenon 'earth system law'. Earth system law, as we aim to show, could introduce a new era in legal scholarship, while seeking to comprehensively respond to the regulatory challenges presented by a changing Earth system in the Anthropocene.

Keywords:Earth system law;, Earth system governance, Anthropocene, environmental law, legal science, Earth System Governance Project Science and Implementation Plan 2018
Subjects:M Law > M100 Law by area
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:35700
Deposited On:18 Apr 2019 08:02

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