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Environmental law expert: Sustainable development

2010-03-19

Bruce Pardy, expert in environmental law is an enthusiastic opponent to the concept of ‘sustainable development’. He rejects it as an effective approach to environmental issues, saying the concept provides no clear direction for resolving conflicts between economic, social and environmental concerns. He is an animated speaker and is following developments at the World Summit on Sustainable Development currently underway in Johannesburg.

Pardy is the author of Environmental Law: A Guide to Concepts (Toronto: Butterworths, 1996), which provides a thorough examination of legal concepts and ideas as they relate to this specialized and complex area of law. Other writings include “Abstraction, Precedent, and Articulate Consistency: Making Environmental Decisions” (1998) 34 California Western Law Review 427 and “Environmental Rights: Mitigating Flaws of the Management Model” [1996] New Zealand Law Review 239.

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