Foreword: Private, Environmental, Governance

9 George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 1 (2018)

U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-24

4 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2018 Last revised: 23 Aug 2018

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Joshua Galperin

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Date Written: August 1, 2018

Abstract

This essay is the invited foreword to the 2017 J.B & Maurice C. Shapiro Environmental Law Symposium issue of the George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law. The 2017 symposium was dedicated to the issue of private environmental governance. This essay recognizes the incredible growth of private environmental governance as an area of study in the legal academy. In addition to introducing the various contributions to the symposium issue, this essay proposes that rather than merely studying "private environmental governance" as an independent concept, scholars should look closely at the individual components, "private," "environmental," and "governance," to better understand the direction of the field and to give it a more complete theoretical grounding.

Keywords: environmental law, private environmental governance, governance, anthropocene, tragedy of the commons, liberty, negative liberty, liberalism, innovation, ecomodernism, regulation, pragtivism, law and economics, institutional investing, animal welfare, climate change, encyclical, Carbon Principles

Suggested Citation

Galperin, Joshua, Foreword: Private, Environmental, Governance (August 1, 2018). 9 George Washington Journal of Energy and Environmental Law 1 (2018), U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-24, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3228083

Joshua Galperin (Contact Author)

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University ( email )

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