The emergence of COVID-19 has brought major challenges to all peoples of the world in unexpected ways. Many point to our unabated abuse of nature as the underlying cause of this pandemic. It has amplified numerous existing challenges such as weak health institutions and lack of social protection for the most vulnerable. It has also added to the already alarming issue of rapid climate change, presenting more complexities for the processes of adjudication and the achievement of climate justice. There are growing calls for the global community to act on climate change with the same rigor and
The 2nd World Environmental Law Congress will assess the role of environmental law in light of the critical ecological crises that we all face. This high-level event will be held at the Supreme Court of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from Monday, March 23 through Friday, March 27, 2020. The general theme of the Congress is Environmental Law 2030 and Beyond. The focus on the future and connection with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is an innovative look forward to the next decades of the legal discipline. The theme is also a departure from the common approach in previous events
Notice of Postponement of 2nd World Environmental Law Congress & COVID-19 In light of rapid developments in the global health risks posed by COVID-19 and increasing complications for travel, the organizing committee has decided to postpone the 2nd World Environmental Law Congress, the 3rd General Assembly for the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment, and associated events planned from 23 to 27 March 2020 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.