Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, environmental laws need to be enforceable and enforced. Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers. They provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, and keep us informed. They tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, because money is the grammar of business just as science is the grammar of nature.
At the head of this new legal army stands James Thornton, who takes governments to court - and wins. And his client is the Earth.
With Client Earth, we travel from Poland to Ghana, from Alaska to China, to see how citizens can use public interest law to protect their planet. Foundations and philanthropists support the law group ClientEarth because they see, plainly and brightly, that the law is a force all parties recognize. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational. They give us back our hope.
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Von Tony Am hilfreichsten 11.10.2017
Inspirational insights on law and ecology
This book was an eye opener for me on how to use the law strategically and constructively to effectively protect the planet. James's take on China's ecological civilisation is also insightful and gives a perspective that our western media does not show. Substance is easily understandable to non layers. The storytelling jumps around a bit in an attempt to weave the personal with the legal story to the extent that I found myself wondering where the conclusions for some themes were. Overall an enjoyable and motivational read.