Towards National Legislation for Climate Protection
New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series
Edited by Marjan Peeters, Mark Stallworthy and Javier de Cendra de Larragán
Chapter 3: EU climate and energy law: challenges for member states
The biggest challenge we are facing this century is essentially this: how can we live and prosper together in this planet – within the constraints of what one earth can provide? How, by the year 2050, do we ensure continued economic growth, eradicate poverty and feed 9 billion people without continuing and exacerbating current patterns of environmental degradation and resource depletion? We all know business as usual is not an option. But how do we move away from our usual business – and how do we do it quickly enough?
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