No one has the final say? Realizing sustainability through constitutional principles

Up until now only few states have introduced enforceable rights to sustainability into their legal systems. Attempts to enforce sustainability, e.g. in the form of climate cases are therefore often endeavours with an uncertain outcome. In this paper, I will explore the strong and powerful position of courts in climate change jurisprudence. I will argue, that rather than implementing sustainability through courts, action of the legislator and the administration is needed. In that regard, the constitutionalisation of sustainability in recent years, resulting in constitutional principles guiding all three state powers, could provide legislators and administrations with the necessary mandate.