This book explores how public and private actors can interrelate to achieve also by means of law a sustainable development which is beneficial for the environment, society and the economy.

The Role of Law in Governing Sustainability assesses the structure, functions and perspectives of law in the wider governance frameworks of sustainable development. It provides latest and in-depth insights from each of the three dimensions of sustainable development and the relations among them. Latest political developments on global and regional level related to the environmental, social and the economic dimensions are provided as well as in-depth case studies. Thereby the book explores how international and national laws and governance can help us move towards a more sustainable future.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law, global governance and sustainable development.

part 1|79 pages

Environmental focus

chapter 5|13 pages

Subsidiarity for sustainability

Historical development and application in the European Union and in federal legal systems

part 2|84 pages

Social focus

chapter 8|16 pages

More urban gardens, less food waste

Innovative ways to achieve SDGs

chapter 9|15 pages

Beyond the legal mechanism

Early environmental education as catalyst to achieving a sustainable environment in Nigeria

chapter 10|19 pages

Tribals and forest rights in India

A critical appraisal of the legal literature

part 3|86 pages

Economic focus

chapter 12|16 pages

Carbonomics and H2Onomy

The currency standards and trade practices of future environmental governance

chapter 14|15 pages

Institutional investors and climate justice

The role of investors in advancing prevention of human rights abuse in investment chains for fossil-free energy

chapter 16|15 pages

Institutional entrepreneurship in sustainability

The need for radical change processes in private organizations and management schools

chapter 17|7 pages

Summary and conclusions