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Justice for future generations: environment discourses, international law and climate change

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Lawrence, P, Justice for future generations: environment discourses, international law and climate change, Environmental Discourses in Public and International Law, Cambridge University Press, B Jessup and K Rubenstein (ed), Cambridge, pp. 23-46. ISBN 978-1-107-01942-3 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Abstract

Philosophers, economists and political scientists have written a great deal about intergenerational equity. Curiously, however, with the notable exception of Edith Brown Weiss's In Fairness to Future Generations, there has been a paucity of writing by international lawyers on the subject. This chapter proceeds on the basis that fresh insights can be gained from the concept of intergenerational equity by using discourse analysis and drawing upon philosophical literature.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:intergenerational equity, environmental discourse, international law, climate change, future generations, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC, justice, ethics
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Other Law and Legal Studies
Research Field:Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Lawrence, P (Dr Peter Lawrence)
ID Code:77821
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2012-05-30
Last Modified:2015-08-17
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