Conferences & Symposia

Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads


July 1-5, 2012


 

IUCN 2012
The 10th Annual Colloquium
of the
IUCN Academy of Environmental Law

Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads

July 1-5, 2012

 

The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law’s 10th Annual Colloquium: “Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads” was held at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law from July 1-5, 2012. The Colloquium brought together experts from all parts of the world to consider the future of environmental law and governance in the aftermath of the “Rio+20” Conference. The colloquium was organized around seven breakout sessions addressing: Environmental Governance, Theoretical Foundations of Environmental Law, Biodiversity and Land Use, Environmental Enforcement, Sustainable Development, Climate Change, and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Law. Each of these subjects had numerous panel presentations from a variety of perspectives and experiences. In addition, the opening plenary included reports from Rio+20 from a distinguished panel of speakers: Brazilian Justice Antonio Benjamin, EPA General Counsel Scott Fulton, UNEP Regional Director Amy Fraenkel, Jacob Scherr (a Maryland alum) from the NRDC, and Pace Professor Nick Robinson.  The keynote address was delivered by Georgetown Professor Edith Brown Weiss.

More than 150 presentations addressing environmental law were given by scholars from around the world. Included in these presentations were pre-Colloquium workshops on valuing ecosystem services and global environmental law clinics – both the political challenges in creating environmental law clinics and the promise of integrating those clinics into a global network. To see the entire program, abstracts, and videos of the presentations, visit our archives at: http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/gelc/2012/.

Final Program »

Photos of the Event

Come to Maryland – Promotional Video

 


Special thanks to the Joel D. and Ellen S. Fedder Environmental Law Fund and the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law for supporting this event.

 


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