Nature's trust : environmental law for a new ecological age

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Nature's trust : environmental law for a new ecological age
Non IUCN Publication

Environmental law has failed us all. This book exposes what is wrong with environmental law and offers transformational change based on the public trust doctrine. An ancient and enduring principle, the trust doctrine asserts public property rights to crucial resources. Its core logic compels government, as trustee, to protect natural inheritance such as air and water for all humanity. Propelled by populist impulses and democratic imperatives, the public trust surfaces at epic times in history as a manifest human right. But until now it has lacked the precision necessary for citizens, government employees, legislators, and judges to fully safeguard the natural resources we rely on for survival and prosperity. The Nature's Trust approach empowers citizens worldwide to protect their inalienable ecological rights for generations to come.

New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
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xxiii, 436p.
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Record created: 2015/02/06
Record updated: 2020/04/10