The book discusses sustainability and law in a multifaceted way. Together, sustainability and law are an emerging challenge for research and science. This volume contributes through an interdisciplinary concept to its further exploration. The contributions explore this exciting domain with innovative ideas and replicable approaches. It combines a variety of authors, from both the public and the private sectors, and thereby guarantees a broad view that enshrines the more theoretical arguments from the academic side as well as stronger practical applicable perspectives. The book provides space for thoughtful expansions of established theories as well as the hopeful emergence of innovative ideas. Moreover, the combination of three to five contributions into the eleven parts respectively aims toward a compression of like minded thoughts. This should lead to an intensification of exchange of viewpoints from different angles on a similar theme. Readers therefore also have the opportunity to concentrate on single chapters, but receive comprised knowledge and a variety of thoughts for new ideas on a particular theme.
Volker Mauerhofer is Professor and Chair in Environmental Science (Specialization in Social Science) at Mid Sweden University (Östersund/Sweden). He is a multidisciplinary scholar with academic background in Environmental Laws, Ecological Economics and Natural Sciences. Professor Mauerhofer has been working in academia & practice since more than 20 years alongside all three dimensions of sustainable development. He is holding several executive memberships of global scientific networks as well as visiting research positions and performed from the UN-level to the very local level.
Lara Tarquinio is Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at the Department of Economic Studies-G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara (Italy). Her main research interests are focused on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Carbon Accounting and Disclosure, Sustainability Reporting and Assurance, Business model. She is author of several books and papers published with national and international editors on the topics mentioned above.
Daniela Rupo, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Business Administration and Accounting at the Department of Economics, University of Messina, Italy. Her teaching assignments range from financial accounting in private and public sector to business valuation. She has participated and is currently working on various national and international research projects about: human capital, intangible assets and business valuation, corporate social responsibility and sustainability reporting, integrated reporting, accounting and governance in the public sector. She is an author of a number of journal papers and books. She is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Auditor.
1. Introduction.- 2. General Aspects: Basics of a Sustainable Development Law.- 3. General Aspects: Degrowth and the Rebound Effect.- 4. General Aspects: Corporate responsibility practices & product policy.- 5.General Aspects: Corporate social responsibility & reporting.- 6.General Aspects: Human Rights, Non-Governmental Organizations and Public Participation in Environmental Matters.- 7. General Aspects: Sustainable Development Goals, Governance and Practice.- 8. Specific Aspects: Biodiversity - Private Lands, Access and Benefit Sharing and Indigenous Peoples' Knowledge.- 9. Specific Aspects: Law of the Sea, Marine MEAs and Ocean regulation.- 10.Specific Aspects: Climate Change - Tort Liability, Biofuels, Local Politics and Carbon Capture.- 11. Specific Aspects: Invasive Alien Species.- 12. Specific Aspects: Ecosystem Services.- 13. Specific Aspects: Food - localized rights, transboundary water/energy nexus and urban gardens.- 14. Volker Mauerhofer, Daniela Rupo, Lara Tarquino, Conclusions.