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Research project: Law, Environment and Ecology

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The Law, Environment and Ecology research group explores diverse regulatory and philosophical perspectives of 'Law, Environment and Ecology'.

Protecting the environment by ensuring the sustainability of the planet, and life on it, raises issues at the local, national, regional, and global levels. It involves questions of inter-generational, international, and inter-cultural relations. The future of the planet, and law’s role in shaping that future, is one of the most pressing issues of our time for lawyers and legal thinkers. Arguably, it is not possible to understand law’s role in the modern world without engaging with these issues.

The Law, Environment and Ecology research group explores is engaged in exploration of environmental governance structures, from the domestic to the global. These connect with ideas which inform thinking about the environment and its regulation - ideas about the relationships between human beings and the planet, and between different groups of human beings separated by space (inter-cultural or international relations) and time (inter-generational relations).

This theme is closely connected to the wider university ‘Sustainability Science at Southampton’ (SSS) strategic research group theme of adapting to climate change.

Associated research themes

Centre for Law, Ethics and Globalisation

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