Recht der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung
Edited by Wolfgang Kahl
The implementation of the concept of sustainable development by and as a result of the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 was a radical and visionary turning point in global politics, and it was after this that the venerable concept of sustainability enjoyed a renaissance. Meanwhile it has become one of the central guiding principles of international, European and national law and its influence can be seen in various fields, as the keywords »climate protection,« national debt« and »financial crisis,« to name a few examples, demonstrate. Today, the sustainability principle is on the same level as classic principles such as rule of law, welfare state and democracy. The Recht der Nachhaltigen Entwicklung (RNE) series puts this guiding principle at the center of legal research. It deals with issues surrounding the protection of limited ecological, economic and social resources, the balancing of the »three pillars« as well as inter-generational justice and the requirements for this. The answers to the questions posed are sought on varying levels (international law, European law, constitutional law, administrative law) and with varying access (legal dogmatics, legal theory). They are based on a flexible understanding of the constitution and include internationalization and Europeanization, the foundations of the law (history, philosophy, politics, economics) as well as comparative law.
Daniela Taudt, LL.M. Eur.
Program Director Public Law, International and European Law, and Fundamentals of Law
ISSN: 1862-0426 / eISSN: 2569-4227 - Suggested citation: RNE