Putting the Train of Environmental Protection on Track: Nova Scotia's Experiment in Using Legislation to Strengthen Environmental Law
Environmental Governance, Legislative Goals, Integration, Nova Scotia, Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act
This paper explores the role that legislation can play in addressing the governance obstacles to the enactment and implementation of effective environmental laws. It uses the experience of Nova Scotia under the Environmental Goals and Sustainable Prosperity Act, 2007, to suggest that legislation that codifies an integrated program of goals for improved environmental governance can help to ensure that governments follow through on their environmental policy commitments, including those promising integration of environmental policy priorities into other areas of governmental activity.
Meinhard Doelle & William Lahey, "Putting the Train of Environmental Governance Back on Track: Nova Scotia’s Experiment in Using Legislation to Strengthen Environmental Governance" in Paul Martin & Amanda Kennedy, eds, Implementing Environmental Law (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015) 69.
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