Environmental Law and Local Government in South Africa is the only work of its kind to extensively analyse South African environmental law and policy for local government.
This second edition offers a novel collection of theoretical scholarship and real-life examples that present different features of the interface between local governance, local government law, environmental law and urban development. Each chapter is detailed yet accessible.
The 40 contributing authors hail from academia, local government practice and the environmental management sector. Together they bring a vast amount of experience and knowledge to help improve the state of the environment in and around South African cities and towns.
The new edition of Environmental Law and Local Government in South Africa has been updated to reflect recent changes in international urban policy development, the adoption and relevance of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and legislative reform in several sectors including waste, water, biodiversity, spatial planning, climate change and heritage resources management.
This volume offers a wealth of information for those involved in local government, environmental governance, sustainability and urban development. It will be useful for researchers, students and practitioners alike.