Analyzing How Technology Can Transform Environmental Rule of Law

April 3, 2024 10:00 am — 11:30 am
Webinar Only

This is the second session in a monthly series focusing on Global Environmental Rule of Law.

Join the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for the second part of UNEP-ELI series on the UNEP Environmental Rule of Law: Tracking Progress and Charting Future Directions report. The recent challenges and advancements of environmental rule of law can be categorized under four general themes: development and use of technology; COVID-19; climate change; and social and environmental justice. In this second installment of the series, we will discuss how development and use of technology impacts environmental rule of law.

Recent technological advances can potentially transform environmental implementation, compliance, and enforcement. Satellite and drone technology provide new tools for monitoring compliance with environmental laws and regulations, while social media and citizen science platforms create mechanisms for increasing public engagement in enforcement. Artificial intelligence can support both development and implementation of environmental laws. Our panelists will discuss how these technological advances have affected the environmental rule of law and how they might be used for future implementation.

Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney; Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Andriy Andrusevych, Senior Policy Expert, Resource & Analysis Center “Society and Environment
Cynthia Giles, Author, Next Generation Compliance: Environmental Regulation in the Modern Era
Sam Kelly, Conservation Technology Director, Conservation X Labs
Irene Mwoga, Data Specialist, Digital Transformation Sub Program, Regional Office for Africa, United Nations Environment Programme
Leroy Paddock, Managing Director, INECE; Associate Dean for Environmental Studies, The George Washington University Law School
Lydia Slobodian, Environmental Law and Policy Program Director; Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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