Operationalizing Sustainable Development: Ecological Integrity as a Grundnorm of International Law

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Kim, Rak
Bosselmann, Klaus
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The current process of designing a set of post‐2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offers an opportunity to clarify the underlying idea of sustainable development. At its core is ecological sustainability, defined as the integrity of Earth's life‐support systems, or ecological integrity in short. This definition is reflective of the science and ethics of planetary boundaries that are referred to in international environmental agreements, and can be formulated as a priority goal in the context of the SDGs. The article argues for developing ecological integrity as a fundamental principle or grundnorm of international law, which is similar to the grundnorm character that human rights or the rule of law have in domestic and international law.

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Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law

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24

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2

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© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Operationalizing Sustainable Development: Ecological Integrity as a Grundnorm of International Law, Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law, Volume 24, Issue 2, Special Issue: Public Participation and Climate Governance, July 2015, Pages 194-208, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/reel.12109. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)

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Environmental and Natural Resources Law

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