Understanding Sustainability Law

Sustainability regulation addresses the balance between sustaining ecosystems and economic growth. This book examines key regulation in Australia designed to control sustainability-related processes and objectives, implemented in response to unprecedented ecosystem changes, food security risks, water scarcity and soaring energy costs.

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409345476
Release Date: September 01, 2017
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Sustainability regulation addresses the balance between sustaining ecosystems and economic growth. This book examines key regulation in Australia designed to control sustainability-related processes and objectives, implemented in response to unprecedented ecosystem changes, food security risks, water scarcity and soaring energy costs.

This important new book is essential reading for students, lawyers, planning professionals, scientists, engineers, and professionals working in the resource management and environmental protection fields. Its clear and accessible explanations provide a cross-disciplinary understanding of how sustainability and the law intersect.

The author provides fresh perspectives on the relationship of law and regulation of ecologically sustainable development, grounding an understanding of important concepts. Later chapters build on this foundation with regard to the regulation of key economic sectors.

Discussion covers the regulation of water, energy, climate change, green buildings and sustainable cities, pollution control and waste management, food production and product stewardship, explaining how it works and what it seeks to achieve. The book concludes with commentary on the use of sustainability as a regulatory inclusion and likely future directions in sustainability regulation.

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Jessup, LexisNexis Case Summaries: Environmental Law, 2012
Viglianti, Understanding Real Property Law, 2015

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Table of contents


  1. Sustainability and its relationship to the law

  2. The Concept of Ecological Sustainable Development and its Inclusion in Australian Legislation

  3. Legal controls over climate change

  4. Managing water sustainably

  5. Energy consumption and the law

  6. Pollution regulation and sustainability

  7. Green building regulation and sustainable cities

  8. Sustainable food production and the law

  9. The product life cycle and the law

  10. Waste management, recycling and the law

  11. Sustainability as a legal regulatory inclusion

  12. Future directions in sustainability regulation