Cities, the Anthropocene and Earth System Law

Kotze, Louis (2021) Cities, the Anthropocene and Earth System Law. In: Research Handbook on International Law and Cities. Edward Elgar, pp. 354-367. ISBN 9781788973274

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We need a new legal paradigm for the Anthropocene. This paradigm is called earth system law. Building on ongoing earth system law-related research, this chapter uses the city as a ‘laboratory’ to interrogate the deficiencies of current law and governance arrangements that mediate the place of humans in, and their impacts on, the Earth system. It then seeks to reimagine these law and governance arrangements through an urban lens, with the view to proposing thoroughgoing legal reforms alongside an Earth system perspective. The potential of cities to steer the development of earth system law for the Anthropocene is highlighted throughout the discussion.

Keywords:Anthropocene, cities, earth system law
Subjects:M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:43659
Deposited On:09 Feb 2021 16:20

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