• Unit 5: Environmental Law

    While our moral and ethical codes form the foundation for our attitude toward our environment, many of us forget these prescriptions when economics come into play. We need to create environmental laws to help us protect what we value most. Since the 1960s, the environmental movement has successfully pushed for ever-increasing changes to our environmental laws. In this unit we explore how introducing laws to protect the environment has altered and benefited our world. We consider major environmental laws in the United States and European Union (arguably the most advanced environmental law application).

    Completing this unit should take you approximately 7 hours.

    • 5.1: History of Environmental Law

    • 5.2: Environmental Law in the United States

    • 5.3: Environmental Law in the European Union

    • 5.4: The Impact of Environmental Law

    • 5.5: The Future of Environmental Law

    • Unit 5 Assessment