This chapter introduces the concept of the Anthropocene as a framing device for writing future judgments and canvasses the ambit and limitations of the concept. The interdisciplinary, future-oriented methodology of the Anthropocene Judgments project and the ways in which the project departs from earlier critical judgment projects are explained. The chapter discusses the significance of the project for the evolution and adaptation of the common law in the Anthropocene and for shaping new ‘legal imaginaries for the Anthropocene’: an imperative identified by Anna Grear. Finally, it sets out the distinguishing themes in the Anthropocene Judgments project and provides an overview of the judgments (and non-judgments) that developed from the project.
|Title of host publication
|The Anthropocene Judgments Project: Futureproofing the Common Law
|Nicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney
|Place of Publication
|Published - Dec 2023