Webinar: The Human Right to a Clean, Healthy, and Sustainable Environment
The webinar took place on December 9, 2022, at 08:00 AM (EST) / 02:00 PM (CET) / 6:30 PM (IST) | Watch the recording here.
The journal Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) and IOS Press thanks everyone who could join to take part or watch this webinar. Please view the recording online!
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a landmark resolution 76/300 on 28 July 2022 on the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment. It follows the Human Rights Council resolution 48/13 of 8 October 2021. This EPL webinar seeks to make sense of the global significance of this advent of this normative development soon after the Stockholm+50 Conference (2-3 June 2022). The webinar was scheduled on 09 December 2022, the occasion of the World Human Rights Day (10 December).
The discourse with a panel of eminent scholars and practitioners will provide an opportunity to: (i) explain the context and significance for celebrating the UNGA's (and the HRC) emphatic recognition of the human right to (clean, healthy, and sustainable) environment for the SDGs 2030 as well as "other rights and existing international law;" (ii) normative value of the UNGA resolution for universality of the environmental human rights; and (iii) impact of the human right to the environment on treaty-based international environmental obligations, and observance of human rights of individuals and inanimate objects, as well as domestic policies, legislations, and litigations.
– Bharat H. Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)
– Marten Stavenga (IOS Press, Amsterdam)
– Bharat H. Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief
Panel of speakers:
– Edith Brown Weiss, University Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University, Georgetown Law, USA
– Christina Voigt, University of Oslo, Department of Public and International Law, Norway
– Gunther Handl, Eberhard Deutsch Chair in Public International Law, Tulane Law School, USA
– Anupam Jha, Professor of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India
– Camena Guneratne, Professor of Law, Department of Legal Studies, Open University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
– Claudia Ituarte-Lima, Senior Researcher, The Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Sweden
– Bharat Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief
The discussion during the 1,5-hour webinar was very engaging and we thank all involved.
– Global Pact Coalition
– International Council of Environmental Law
– International Union for Conservation of Nature
– Olof Palme International Center
Those people who joined on December 9 were able to participate and submit questions directly to the speakers during the event.
The recording of webinar can be viewed below, or watch online via the IOS Press YouTube channel here.
Photo by Charlein Gracia on Unsplash
Thank you to everyone who participated, supported, and joined us for the webinar!