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Climate change law: encounters with aesthetics and art

Richardson, BJ ORCID: 0000-0002-3249-5648 2018 , 'Climate change law: encounters with aesthetics and art' , Climate Law, vol. 8, no. 3-4 , pp. 279-319 , doi: 10.1163/18786561-00803011.

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Abstract

Climate change has multifaceted aesthetic dimensions of legal significance. Globalwarming alters the aesthetic properties of nature, and further aesthetic changes areprecipitated by climate mitigation and adaptation responses of impacted societies.The social and political struggles to influence climate change law are also influencedby aesthetics, as environmental activists and artists collaborate to influence publicopinion, while conversely the business sector through its marketing and other aestheticcommunications tries to persuade consumers of its climate-friendly practicesto forestall serious action on global warming. This article distils and analyses thesepatterns in forging a novel account of the role of aesthetics in climate change law andpolicy, and it makes conclusions on how this field of law should consider aestheticvalues through ‘curatorial’ guidance.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Richardson, BJ
Keywords: climate change, art, aesthetics, law
Journal or Publication Title: Climate Law
Publisher: Brill - Nijhoff
ISSN: 1878-6553
DOI / ID Number: 10.1163/18786561-00803011
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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2018

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