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International and Transnational Consumer Law on Sustainable Consumption

  • Mateja DurovicEmail author
  • Franciszek Lech
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Abstract

This chapter examines the little-known area of the International and Transnational Consumer Law on sustainable consumption. Sustainable consumption, as such, has not attracted much academic consideration, despite the increasing prominence that environmental awareness and protection plays in international legislative and regulatory efforts. Nonetheless, most of the international efforts fail to effect an actual, direct encouragement of sustainable development. The fatal flaws of these efforts are mainly their non-binding nature and lack of sufficient consensus between the countries to compromise and impose more radical reform. Therefore, international consumer law on sustainable consumption is presently confined to the UN Guidelines on Consumer Protection and its precatory clauses.

Keywords

International law UN guidelines on consumer protection Consumer law Sustainable consumption 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.King’s College LondonLondonUK

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