International Environmental Law in the Anthropocene: Towards a Purposive System of Multilateral Environmental Agreements

  title={International Environmental Law in the Anthropocene: Towards a Purposive System of Multilateral Environmental Agreements},
  author={Rakhyun E Kim and Klaus Bosselmann},
  journal={Transnational Environmental Law},
  pages={285 - 309}
Abstract Our point of analytical departure is that the state of the global environment is deteriorating despite the accumulating body of international environmental law. By drawing on the recent Earth system science concept of interlinked planetary boundaries, this article makes a case for a goal-oriented, purposive system of multilateral environmental agreements. The notion of ‘goal’ is used here to mean a single, legally binding, superior norm – a grundnorm – that gives all international… Expand
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