Beyond the Global Summits: Reflecting on the Environmental Principles of Sustainable Development

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dc.contributor.author Palassis, Stan en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:05Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:05Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010002683 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Palassis Efstathios 2011, 'Beyond the Global Summits: Reflecting on the Environmental Principles of Sustainable Development', Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 41-77. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1050-0391 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/15996
dc.description.abstract In addition to challenges we face in the context of specific environmental problems, there is the greater challenge of creating legal rules for achieving sustainable development, which will in time play a central role in international and domestic environmental law and policy. In order to pave the way to a sustainable future, a new economic paradigm is necessary, which integrates traditional economics with ecological economics. A new economic paradigm is the only viable option to secure the path for future generations. [FN1] ?Our goal must be to meet the economic needs of the present without compromising the ability of the planet to provide for the needs of future generations.? [FN2] The legal challenge for sustainable development is enormous: a legal framework is needed in which environmental and social considerations are integrated into developmental processes along with economic analyses so that decision making reflects the `real? values and services that nature provides. Despite incorporation of sustainable development into treaties, and domestic environmental and planning legislation, the concept largely remains one of rhetoric and policy without clear legal parameters. Much discussion has occurred but little international law has emerged. ?Sustainable development is notoriously difficult to pin down. It is subject to competing interpretations, and its application to any particular problem is often contentious.? [FN3] From the outset the difficulties faced in implementing sustainable development have been clear, and while legislation is needed, more crucial is the need to achieve political commitment and ?change.? en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy en_US
dc.title Beyond the Global Summits: Reflecting on the Environmental Principles of Sustainable Development en_US
dc.parent Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy en_US
dc.journal.volume 22 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Boulder, United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 41 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 77 en_US
dc.cauo.name LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 180100 en_US
dc.personcode 020419 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Sustainable deevelopment, environmental principles, global summits, integration of environmental factors into developmental decisions, international environmental law, customary international law en_US
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dc.staffid 020419 en_US


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