Standards in Subnational Environmental Constitutionalism

Standards of Environmental Constitutionalism (Stephen Turner et al., eds., Cambridge, Forthcoming)

Widener University Delaware Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 17-05

15 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2017

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James May

Widener University Delaware Law School

Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: January 23, 2017

Abstract

This chapter examines the instantiation of environmental standards in subnational constitutions. Standards in environmental constitutionalism can emanate from subnational sources, including states, provinces, municipalities and additional meso-levels of governance that exists between the national and local governments. Subnational constitutionalism is worldwide, advancing myriad civil, political and socioeconomic rights, and often filling gaps in federal systems. Subnational governments around the globe have seen fit to constitutionalize substantive and procedural environmental rights, environmental duties, and sustainable development for present and future generations, often more elaborately than provided in national constitutions.

Keywords: environmental constitutionalism, environmental law, environmental rights, constitutional law

JEL Classification: K32, Q58

Suggested Citation

May, James and Daly, Erin, Standards in Subnational Environmental Constitutionalism (January 23, 2017). Standards of Environmental Constitutionalism (Stephen Turner et al., eds., Cambridge, Forthcoming); Widener University Delaware Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series No. 17-05. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2904720

James May (Contact Author)

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Erin Daly

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

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Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States
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