The ABA Embraces Sustainability: From the Earth Summit to Rio 20 and Beyond

International Law News. Vol. 44:1 2015

Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-08

5 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2015 Last revised: 19 Jul 2016

John C. Dernbach

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School

Ira R. Feldman

Greentrack Strategies

Date Written: 2015

Abstract

Sustainable development has become increasingly important to lawyers and their clients. This article surveys the American Bar Association’s many sustainable development activities. These include House of Delegates resolutions dating back to 1991, activities of ABA’s Section of International Law and Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources, and activities of ABA’s Task force on Sustainability. It also surveys likely future developments, explaining that, looking ahead, lawyers will have no choice but to become involved in an even broader range of sustainability issues.

Keywords: ABA, American Bar Association, sustainability, task force, sustainable development, SIL, SEER, Lee DeHihns

JEL Classification: K00, K3, K19, K32, N5, O13, Q2

Suggested Citation

Dernbach, John C. and Feldman, Ira R., The ABA Embraces Sustainability: From the Earth Summit to Rio 20 and Beyond (2015). International Law News. Vol. 44:1 2015; Widener Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 15-08. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2597249

John C. Dernbach (Contact Author)

Widener University - Commonwealth Law School ( email )

3800 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9380
United States

Ira R. Feldman

Greentrack Strategies ( email )

7523 Bradley Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817
United States

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