The Rights Revolution in Environmental Governance: Progress, Problems & Prospects
With the constitutionalization of the right to a healthy environment in over 95 countries, growing linkages between human rights and environmental damage, and the progressive recognition of community forest rights, rights play an increasingly central role in environmental law and policy. This discussion panel brings together leading international scholars, lawyers, and practitioners to discuss the emergence of the rights revolution in environmental governance and the problems and prospects for future diffusion and recognition.
-Mr. Lalanath de Silva, Director, The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute
-Prof. Jona Razzaque, University of the West of England, Faculty of Law and Business
-Dr. Anne Larson, Centre for International Forestry Research
-Dr. David Boyd, University of Victoria, POLIS Project on Ecological Governance
-Ms. Jane Cohen, Human Rights Watch
-Prof. Benjamin Cashore, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
-Dr. Achim Halpaap, United Nations Institute of Training and Research
The event is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.
Sponsored by the United Nations Institute of Training and Research, Yale Governance, the Environment & Markets Initiative, the Yale Center for Environmental Law & Policy, the Orville H. Schell Jr. Center for International Human Rights, the Tropical Resources Institute, and the Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry.