Canadian law schools must do their part to help combat climate change

The intensifying physical and socio-economic effects of climate change, mainstreamed by political debates and scientific evidence on anthropogenic disruptions to the global climate system, have motivated changing legislation, regulation, litigation, and institutions. But legal education is not keeping up; climate change has not yet been taught well and broadly in Canadian law schools. While a few schools have…

Taming COVID-19 by Regulation: An Opportunity for Self-Reflection

Abstract The COVID-19 outbreak offers a rich case study of government’s emergency response. As such, it is a test bed for risk research and regulatory theories in a world increasingly shaped by transboundary, uncertain manufactured and natural risks. This introductory essay to the special issue of the European Journal of Risk Regulation attempts at providing…

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