19 September 2019
Professor Hans Lindahl, one of the Chairs of Global Law at QMUL and member of the Centre, will participate as a main researcher in 'Constitutionalizing the Anthropocene,' a large research project run by the Tilburg Law School, the Netherlands.
The six-year project was awarded 1.2 million euros by the Dutch Ministry of Education and will run from 2019 through 2025. The purpose of the project is to reimagine law's conceptual foundations for the Anthropocene, articulate them in regulatory modalities that can be legitimate and effectively manage risk, and propose institutional architectures capable of responding to and altering the complexities of human interactions with earth systems, which, if left unchecked, will have potentially catastrophic results for future generations. Lindahl leads the research module on conceptual foundations, focusing on the destabilization of the nature/culture, global/local and public/private distinctions leading from a law of the Holocene to a law of the Anthropocene.