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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Goode on Commercial Law

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Green Governance: Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons

ISBN13: 9781107034365
Published: March 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £79.99

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The vast majority of the world's scientists agree: we have reached a point in history where we are in grave danger of destroying Earth's life-sustaining capacity.

But our attempts to protect natural ecosystems are increasingly ineffective because our very conception of the problem is limited; we treat 'the environment' as its own separate realm, taking for granted prevailing but outmoded conceptions of economics, national sovereignty and international law. Green Governance is a direct response to the mounting calls for a paradigm shift in the way humans relate to the natural environment.

It opens the door to a new set of solutions by proposing a compelling new synthesis of environmental protection based on broader notions of economics and human rights and on commons-based governance. Going beyond speculative abstractions, the book proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Environmental Law
1. Trends that point toward a new synthesis
2. The human right to a clean and healthy environment
3. The quest for a new rights-based pathway
4. Making the conceptual transition to the new paradigm
5. The commons as a model for ecological governance
6. The rise of the commons movement globally
7. Imagining a new architecture of law and policy to support the ecological commons
8. Catalytic strategies for achieving green governance.