Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
The purpose of this goal is to ensure that governments and small to medium sized enterprises embody human rights principles and ethics into their businesses. It also supports the restoration of economic activities and the empowerment of communities affected by crises.
Concepts and case studies under SDG 16 are as follow:
Environmental justice and law
Environmental law, also known as environmental and natural resources law, is a collective term used to describe the network of treaties, statutes, regulations, common and customary laws that address the effects of human activity on the natural environment. The core environmental laws focus on environmental pollution. A related, but distinct set of regulatory regimes now strongly influenced by environmental legal principles, focuses on the management of specific natural resources, such as forests, minerals or fisheries (LegalSutra, 2017).