COP28 Event - Climate Change and Courts: Judicial Perspectives on Climate Litigation

A high-level dialogue between Chief Justices, Supreme Court Justices and experts in exploring approaches and solutions to climate change-related disputes arising before domestic courts across the globe. Climate Change is a global issue that requires the attention and action of institutions and stakeholders at every level around the world. An important element of this effort is the role of national and international Courts, often tasked with deciding disputes with complex temporal and spatial environmental ramifications. The session is envisaged as a knowledge-sharing platform where Supreme

GJIE-NYU LAW, A Dialogue on the Latest Scientific and Legal Developments in Climate Change Law

In cooperation with UNEP, the International Association of Judges (IAJ), IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), the International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) and the European Union Forum of Judges for the Environment (EUFJE) The event will be an immersive one-day Dialogue that seeks to facilitate knowledge exchange between judges and interdisciplinary climate experts, and to build the capacity of judges so that they may better grasp and resolve the proliferating set of climate change disputes. In this way, the GJIE and CHRGJ seek to contribute to the development of

The Role of Judges in Addressing Plastic Pollution

At the margins of the 3rd Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3), 13 to 19 November 2023, a virtual side event will be held on “ The Role of Judges in Addressing Plastic Pollution”, organised by the Global Judicial Institute on the Environment (GJIE) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature World Commission on Environmental Law (IUCN WCEL), the International Council of

Symposium on Judges and the Environment: The Impact of the Stockholm Declaration in Shaping Global Environmental Law and Jurisprudence

The two - day Symposium will bring together Supreme Court Justices and senior judges as key actors in the implementation of the Environmental Rule of Law. It will be held in conjunction with the United Nations’ Stockholm+50 Conference commemorating the 50 th anniversary of the original United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in 1972.

Asia-Pacific judicial conference on climate change: Adjudication in the time of COVID-19

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
Host World Environmental Law Congress

2nd World Environmental Law Congress

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
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2nd IUCN World Environmental Law Congress Postponed

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.