The Growing Importance of Sustainability to Lawyers and the ABA

Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 44, No. 6, July-Aug. 2013

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-64

5 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2013  

John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Lee A. DeHihns III

Alston & Bird LLP

Ira R. Feldman

Greentrack Strategies

Date Written: July 2013

Abstract

Sustainable development has its origins in the conservation and environmental movements in the United States and other countries, and in the laws that were adopted because of those movements. Lawyers in the public and private sectors drafted these laws and worked with clients to implement them. Sustainable development is becoming increasingly important to lawyers and their clients in a world with a growing economy and population in some places, widespread poverty in others, and growing environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions. And the ABA, including the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources (SEER), is keeping step.

Keywords: sustainable, sustainability, sustainable development, greenhouse gas, NEPA, SEER, WSSD, ABA

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K32, Q00, Q01, Q10, Q2, Q3, Q4

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C. and DeHihns, Lee A. and Feldman, Ira R., The Growing Importance of Sustainability to Lawyers and the ABA (July 2013). Trends, ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, Vol. 44, No. 6, July-Aug. 2013; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-64. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2316264

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

Lee A. DeHihns III

Alston & Bird LLP ( email )

950 F Street, NW
1201 W. Peachtree Street
Washington, DC 20004-1404
United States

Ira R. Feldman

Greentrack Strategies ( email )

7523 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
United States

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