Blogging for Sustainability

Published Dec. 4, 2018 10:25 AM

Although EU lawmakers have stressed the importance of enabling smart, inclusive and sustainable growth, a lack of clear procurement guidelines could mean human rights and sustainable development issues are not taken into account, argues researcher Ragnhild Lunner.

Published Nov. 9, 2018 8:53 AM

Despite its good reputation as a role model for mitigating climate change and protecting the environment, Norway is failing on many fronts, argues Professor Beate Sjåfjell in this blog post.

Published Nov. 8, 2018 4:17 PM

Enforceable regulation that ensures businesses internalize their externalities is urgently needed if we are to meet the challenge of sustainability, writes SMART researcher Mark Taylor at the University of Oslo.

Published Sep. 11, 2018 1:37 PM

There are contradictions between promises and outcome in environmental law. One of them is that international environmental law promises that environmental problems can be solved through the participation of all, yet some actors in practice exercise a stronger influence on legislative procedures and decision making than others.

Published Sep. 3, 2018 10:14 AM

New modes of existing in the world take time to develop.  This is clear throughout the history of the law.  It is also a mode of thinking about responsibility and sustainability that is making its way into company and securities law.  It is increasingly the case, for example, that directors and investors are expected to have regard for the ‘long term’ when pursuing their actions and interventions. In the UK, section 172 of Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006), the Corporate Governance Code (now 2018), and the Stewardship Code (2012) are examples of instruments that mark out longer temporal horizons and counsel patience.

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Blogging for Sustainability

Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART) brings together researchers who focus on global, sustainable development, within the planetary boundaries. 

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