Chapter 16: Green Economy, Sustainable Development and the Constitution

Murombo T ‘Green economy, sustainable development and the Constitution’ in Corder H, Federico V and Orru R (editors) The Quest for Constitutionalism: South Africa since 1994 (Ashgate: 2014) p227-240 (ISBN 9781472416315) forthcoming Nov 2014.

Posted: 12 Apr 2014 Last revised: 13 Nov 2015

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Tumai Murombo

University of the Witwatersrand - School of Law

Date Written: April 11, 2014

Abstract

The South African Constitution of 1996 is often lauded as unique and trend setting in modern constitutionalism. It has been studied, analysed and praised as a paragon of the modern constitution. However, the hype that come with the end of apartheid and the ushering in of a new democratic dispensation is gradually giving in to disillusionment, regression and a feeling stagnation in the lived experiences of those to whom the Constitution promised much. Undoubtedly, the political environment has improved from pre-1994 and there is more democratic space and an air of freedom. On the socio-economic, cultural and environmental spheres, the Constitution has struggled to deliver commensurate with the theoretical expectation that it so carried upon its adoption.

Keywords: Green economy, low-carbon economy, sustainable development, environmental rights, environmental law, South Africa

JEL Classification: K32, K10, K33, N57, O19, P17

Suggested Citation

Murombo, Tumai, Chapter 16: Green Economy, Sustainable Development and the Constitution (April 11, 2014). Murombo T ‘Green economy, sustainable development and the Constitution’ in Corder H, Federico V and Orru R (editors) The Quest for Constitutionalism: South Africa since 1994 (Ashgate: 2014) p227-240 (ISBN 9781472416315) forthcoming Nov 2014., Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2423761 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2423761

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