Law and Regulation for the 21st Century
Chapter 8: Law and global environmental governance
Chapter 5 discussed in some detail the relationship between law and governance. It showed that law has a constitutive, regulative, legitimizing, and steering role to fulfil in the governance paradigm. The penultimate chapter of this book reflects on the role that law plays specifically in global environmental governance. As a point of departure, it focuses on the conceptual implications of the ‘environment’ for law and governance and argues that on the one hand, law and governance require an extended, holistic and comprehensive vision of the environment, whereas on the other hand, an extended vision of the environment requires an equally comprehensive view of law and governance.
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