Putting the Train of Environmental Governance Back on Track: Nova Scotia’s Experiment in Using Legislation to Strengthen Environmental Governance

19 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2013 Last revised: 4 Mar 2014

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Meinhard Doelle

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law; World Maritime University (WMU); Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute

William Lahey

Dalhousie University

Date Written: June 2, 2013

Abstract

This paper explores the role that legislation can play in addressing the governance obstacles to the enactment and implementation of effective environmental laws. It uses the experience of Nova Scotia under the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, 2007, to suggest that legislation that codifies an integrated program of goals for improved environmental governance can help to ensure that governments follow through on their environmental policy commitments, including those promising integration of environmental policy priorities into other areas of governmental activity.

Keywords: Environmental Governance, Legislative Goals, Integration

Suggested Citation

Doelle, Meinhard and Lahey, William, Putting the Train of Environmental Governance Back on Track: Nova Scotia’s Experiment in Using Legislation to Strengthen Environmental Governance (June 2, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273251 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2273251

Meinhard Doelle (Contact Author)

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law ( email )

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World Maritime University (WMU) ( email )

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Dalhousie University - Marine and Environmental Law Institute ( email )

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William Lahey

Dalhousie University ( email )

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Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7
Canada

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