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
5 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2013
Date Written: July 2013
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
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