The Triple Planetary Crisis

Exclusive Webinar

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We were pleased to welcome guests to the EPL webinar on June 5, 2023. It was scheduled on 5 June 2023, the occasion of the World Environment Day. It was led by the EPL Editor-in-Chief Bharat H. Desai, PhD, who was joined by a panel of experts.


Watch the webinar recording here!

Webinar Triple Planetary Crisis

Webinar: The Triple Planetary Crisis

The webinar took place on June 5, 2023, at 07:00 AM (EDT) / 01:00 PM (CEST) / 4:30 PM (IST) | Watch the recording here.

The Journal of 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! 



In an address of June 2, 2022 at the Stockholm+50 Conference, the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned that we have not kept our promises on the environment since our consumption is “at the rate of 1.7 planets a year” and the “global well-being is in jeopardy”. Inger Andersen, UNEP executive director, also underscored that “If we do not change, the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and pollution and waste will only accelerate." The alarm bells rung by the UN decision-makers have been based upon the findings of several scientific reports in 2022 (including IPCC6; UNEP and WMO). Thus, the gathering storms indicate a planetary-level environmental crisis. Do they cast shadows of the coming events before in the 21st century? Humankind seems to be sleepwalking into an existential ‘triple planetary crisis’ almost akin to some of the catastrophic events that devastated the world in the 20th century.



-Marten Stavenga (IOS Press, Amsterdam)
-Bharat H. Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India)

Discussion moderator:
– Bharat H. Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief

Panel of speakers:
- Nicholas A Robinson, University Professor Emeritus, Elisabeth School of Law, Pace University, New York, USA (TBC)
- Christina Voigt, University of Oslo, Department of Public and International Law, Oslo, Norway
- Nico Schrijver, Professor Emeritus in Public International Law, Leiden University, The Netherlands
- Oliver Ruppel, Professor of Public International Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
- Kirk Junker, Professor of Law, University of Köln, Germany (TBC)
- Patricia Mbote, Director, Law Division, United Nations Environment Program, Nairobi, Kenya

– Bharat Desai, EPL Editor-in-Chief

The discussion during the 1,5-hour webinar was very engaging and we thank all involved.

Supporting organizations:
– Global Pact Coalition
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– International Council of Environmental Law 
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– International Union for Conservation of Nature 
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– Jawaharlal Nehru University
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– Olof Palme International Center 
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Those people who joined on June 5 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!