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Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism: Current Global Challenges

Edited by: Erin Daly, James R. May

ISBN13: 9781107165182
To be Published: October 2018
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00

Constitutions can play a central role in responding to environmental challenges, such as pollution, biodiversity loss, lack of drinking water, and climate change. The vast majority of people on earth live under constitutional systems that protect the environment or recognize environmental rights. Such environmental constitutionalism, however, falls short without effective implementation by policymakers, advocates and jurists.

Implementing Environmental Constitutionalism: Current Global Challenges explains and explores this "implementation gap." This collection is both broad and deep. While some of the essays analyze crosscutting themes, such as climate change and the need for rule of law that affect the implementation of environmental constitutionalism throughout the world, others delve deeply into geographically contextual experiences for lessons about how constitutional environmental law might be more effectively implemented.

This volume informs global conversations about whether and how environmental constitutionalism can be made more effective to protect the natural environment.

Constitutional and Administrative Law, Environmental Law
Foreword: Filling the implementation gap in environmental constitutionalism Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin
Introduction: Implementing environmental constitutionalism Erin Daly and James R. May
1. Six constitutional elements for the implementation of environmental constitutionalism in the anthropocene Louis J. Kotze
2. Implementing substantive constitutional environmental rights: a quantitative assessment of current practices using benchmark rankings Chris Jeffords and Joshua C. Gellers
3. Implementing constitutional environmental rights in the Amazon rainforest Maria Antonia Tigre
4. Climate change and environmental constitutionalism: A reflection on domestic challenges and possibilities Ademola Oluborode Jegede
5. Natural resources, powersharing, and peacebuilding in post-conflict constitutions Carl Bruch, Aleksandra Egorova, Katie Meehan, and Yousef Bugaighis
6. Implementing environmental constitutionalism in Brazil Marcelo Buzaglo Dantas
7. Judicial implementation of environmental constitutionalism in France: A fertile ground from the charter of the environment Jochen H. Sohnle
8. The procedural right of access to information as a means of implementing environmental constitutionalism in South Africa Melanie Murcott
9. Challenges and opportunities for the implementation of environmental constitutionalism in Nigeria Ngozi Finette Stewart
10. Implementing environmental constitutionalism in Colombia: Tensions between public policy and decisions of the constitutional court Ana Lucia Maya Aguirre
11. Listening to the silence: implementing constitutional environmentalism in the United States Irma S. Russell