Environmental regulation raises complex and novel socio-legal issues: How does state law interact with soft law guidance, and changing social norms in order to generate compliance with regulatory objectives? What are the limits to legal reasoning in the context of a changing climate becoming more open to knowledge about interactions between nature and society?
‘Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials’ (2019, OUP, 2nd edition) provides critical commentary on a wide range of academic texts, legal cases and statutory provisions that shed light on these questions. The authors of this book Assoc. Prof. Bettina Lange, Prof. Elizabeth Fisher and Prof. Eloise Scotford, have recently further updated their book, including reference to the impact of Brexit and Covid-19 on some aspects of environmental regulation.