Opportunities for and barriers to sustainable development in German law
Dr Andreas Rühmkorf has published an edited book on sustainable development (Nomos 2018). The book provides a comprehensive overview of the opportunities offered by the promotion of sustainable development in German law and the barriers to it. It covers a range of current issues on sustainability in both public and private law.
Among the topics in the book are the discussion about the introduction of a legal form of social enterprise, sustainability reporting, the possible introduction of a new objective for sustainable development in the German constitution, the legal issues concerning planned obsolescence (i.e. the intended reduction of a product’s life cycle) as well as political and legal control instruments for the promotion of sustainable energy consumption.
The book is part of Dr. Rühmkorf’s contribution to SMART. It includes contributions presented at a German workshop, held at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg in September 2017.