Climate and Environmental Approaches in the United States and Canada at the Outbreak of the 2020 Pandemic

Authors: Pasquale Viola


The essay deals with the issues triggered by environmental policies and Covid-19 pandemic in the United States and Canada. The analysis starts with an outline of the environmental law systems and the main responses to the pandemic, then emphasizing the focal legal concerns about the emer- gency measures and environmental policies. The last section draws critical conclusions that show some current patterns and the way forward in the entanglement environmental law/pandemic.

Keywords: Covid-19 Pandemic, Climate Change, Environmental Law in the United States and Canada, Comparative Public Law