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Environmental law
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1. General

Environmental law is understood as law that protects the natural environment of human beings in a close systemic relationship with the right to use and enjoy ecosystems shaped by human intervention. While the term “environmental law” itself and the corresponding terms in other European languages (e.g. German Umweltrecht, Spanish derecho medioambiental) in their modern ecological significa…

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Marquardt, Bernd, “Environmental law”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 01 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029224>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20170626

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