Legal Framework for Environmental Protection in the Context of Sustainable Development

Aldona Kipāne (Coresponding Author), Andrejs Vilks

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Modern society is characterized by dramatic climate changes and environment changes. There is an
intensive use of natural resources and an increase in environmental pollution. The legal framework
and its continuous development are essential for the protection of the environment and its sustainable
development. The legal framework is a tool for identification and prevention of natural pollution
sources, the prevention of environmental threats to the health of the population and the improvement
of the quality of life of people in general. The volume of environmental legislation has increased
significantly in recent years, but shortcomings in its implementation and enforcement are not sufficient
to address environmental issues. The world community has relatively little knowledge of the potential
for improving the legal regulation to strengthen environmental security by addressing global
environmental risks.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-179
Number of pages10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Environment
  • sustainable development, natural resources.
  • legal framework
  • natural resources

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.1. Scientific article indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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