Topic 9d: Law and Sustainability


The focus on law and SDGs increases as for example an international workshop series at the University of Groningen/Netherlands looks in particular on “International Law for Sustainable Development Goals”, see

For the track 9d outcome from the ISDRS 2018 conference in Messina the negotiations for edited volumes as outcome of this track have already started with a SCI-listed journal of Wiley ( and with Springer ( For further information please contact Volker MAUERHOFER

Next Conference: Track 9d

Call for Papers
We are currently looking for papers for the 5d track at the 2018 ISDRS Conference in Messina, Italy [read more...]


Related UN-SDGs

Past Conference

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Knowledges Resources

State of the Art:
‘Ensuring environmental Sustainability’ was included into the Millennium Assessment as the 7th of eight Millennium Development Goals to be achieved by 2015 (MDGs, 2014). International, regional, national and subnational environmental law didn’t keep out of this discussion (Carlman, 2008; Mauerhofer, 2008a; Ross, 2009) but actively contributed to its emergence which can be detected by a steady increase of the legal use of ‘sustainable development’ or similar terms (Mauerhofer, 2012) (read more)

Recommended Sources:
- A good overview as a Research Guide for Sustainable Development Law with many links and also older sources was for example summarized in 2014 here 
- A more recent edited volume also containing contributions from ISDRS-conferences can be found here 
- UN Environment’s Law Division (here)
- United Nations Information Portal on Multilateral Environmental Agreements InforMEA 
- International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) ECOLEX - the gateway to environmental law (here)


Routledge & Earthscans' Sustainability Hub

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LinkedIn Discussions in our Topic group 9d

Recent discourses on the ISDRS LinkedIn discussion group:

Partner Organisations

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