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Environmental Rule of Law


April 2, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


Environmental Law Institute
1730 M Street, NW, Suite 700 (Map)

Washington, DC (and webinar)


This event is free and open to the public but you must register.

  • Please register by March 28. Contact mcmurrin@eli.org with questions.
  • For in-person attendance (limited), REGISTER HERE.
  • For webinar/telecon, REGISTER HERE.  Webinar information will be emailed one business day prior to the event. If you are unsure if you can access the webinar via the GoToMeeting platform, please go HERE to view system requirements prior to registering.
  • All times noted are Eastern Time. The webinar will begin at 12 noon Eastern Daylight Time, 11 AM Central, 10 AM Mountain, and 9 AM Pacific. There is no CLE for this course.

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ELI Public Seminar

In the decades since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, environmental laws have expanded dramatically. However, implementation and enforcement of laws and regulations often fall far short of what is required to address environmental challenges. Environmental rule of law—which describes systems in which laws are widely understood, respected, and enforced, and the benefits of environmental protection are enjoyed by people and the planet—is key to addressing and closing this “implementation gap.”

In January 2019, UN Environment released Environmental Rule of Law: First Global Report, providing the first-ever global assessment of the state of the environmental rule of law. In addition to providing actionable next steps, the report seeks to answer questions crucial to effective environmental governance: What are the drivers of environmental compliance and non-compliance? How can environmental rule of law be advanced? What can be done to protect environmental defenders? How can government agencies ensure meaningful public participation in environmental decision-making?

Join ELI and leading global experts for an exploration of a new frontier in environmental law and policy. Featured panelists include leading experts in international and national environmental law.

Scott Fulton, President, Environmental Law Institute, Moderator
Naysa Ahuja, Environmental Governance and Social Safeguard Specialist (Consultant), World Bank. Former Visiting Attorney, Environmental Law Institute
Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney and Director, International Programs, Environmental Law Institute
Sally Fisk, Assistant General Counsel, PGS & EHS Compliance Lead, Pfizer
Elizabeth Mrema, Director, Law Division, UN Environment (UNEP)
Edith Brown Weiss, Francis Cabell Brown Professor of International Law, Georgetown University Law Center

Materials will be posted as they become available...

ELI members will have access to a recording of this session (usually posted w/in 48 hours). If you are not an ELI member but would like to have access to archived sessions like this one, go HERE to see the many benefits of membership and how to join.