Sustainable Consumption

The Right to a Healthy Environment

  • Alberto do Amaral Junior
  • Lucila de Almeida
  • Luciane Klein Vieira

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Alberto do Amaral Junior, Lucila de Almeida, Luciane Klein Vieira
    Pages 1-9
  3. Consumer Law and Sustainable Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Diógenes Faria de Carvalho, Vitor Hugo Do Amaral Ferreira
      Pages 63-75
  4. Traditional Legal Disciplines and Sustainable Consumption

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Délton W. de Carvalho, Fernanda D. L. Damacena
      Pages 79-103
    3. Teresa Villac, Maria Cecília Loschiavo dos Santos
      Pages 105-118
    4. Ana Cândida Muniz Cipriano
      Pages 153-165
  5. Packaging and (Eco-)Labelling: Beyond the Information Paradigm

  6. Sector-Specific Approaches I: Transnational and International Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Alberto do Amaral Junior, Luciane Klein Vieira
      Pages 269-284
    3. Rodrigo Carvalho de Abreu Lima, Josiane Godoy Lima
      Pages 331-350
  7. Sector-Specific Approaches II: National Law

About this book


This book provides a broad understanding of whether law plays a role in influencing patterns of sustainable consumption and, if so, how. Bringing together legal scholars from the Global South and the Global North, it examines these questions in the context of national, transnational and international law, within single and plural legal systems, and across a range of sector-specific issue areas.
The chapters identify how traditional legal disciplines (e.g. constitutional law, consumer law, public procurement, international public law), sector-related regulation (e.g. energy, water, waste), and legal rules in specific areas (e.g. eco-labelling and packing) engage with the concept of sustainable consumption. A number of the contributions describe this relationship by isolating a national legal system, while others approach it from the vantage point of legal pluralism, exploring the conflicts and convergences of rules between multiple international treaties (or guidelines) and those between the rules of international and transnational law (or both) vis-à-vis national legal systems. 
While sustainable consumption is recognised as an important field of interdisciplinary research linking virtually all social science disciplines, legal scholarship, in contrast, has neglected the importance of the field of sustainable consumption to the law. This book fills the gap.


Sustainable consumption Sustainable development goals International law Consumer law Environmental law Contract law Labelling and packing Consumer policy Consumer protection Consumer empowerment Consumer behaviour

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto do Amaral Junior
    • 1
  • Lucila de Almeida
    • 2
  • Luciane Klein Vieira
    • 3
  1. 1.School of LawUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Florence School of Regulation, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of LawUNISINOS University of the Rio dos Sinos Valley and University of Buenos AiresSão LeopoldoBrazil

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