Modernizing International Environmental Law: Honoring the Work of Professor Edith Brown Weiss

November 19, 2019 11:30 am — 4:30 pm
Washington, DC

Presented by the Georgetown Environmental Law Review (GELR), co-sponsored by ELI and the Georgetown Environmental Law and Policy Program.

The Georgetown Environmental Law Review invited participants to their biannual symposium on November 19, 2019. This symposium explored and built upon Professor Brown Weiss’s academic and professional work in international environmental law with panels on intergenerational equity, accountability and compliance, and international legal structures.

Go HERE for a full agenda.

Introductory Remarks
Sam Ruddy, GELR Editor-In-Chief
Sara Colangelo, Director, Georgetown ELPP
Elizabeth Mrema, Officer in Charge, Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat (via video) (TBC)
Tony Oposa, Law of Nature Foundation (via video)

Panel 1: Accountability in International Institutions
Chair: Peter Lallas, Global Environment Facility
David Hunter, American University, Washington College of Law "Expanding the Theory and Practice of Accountability Under International Law"

Panel 2: Applying & Extending Intergenerational Equity
Chair: Carroll Muffett, Center for International Environmental Law
Steph Tai, University of Wisconsin Law. "In Fairness to Future Generations of Eaters"
Kirk Talbott, Environmental Law Institute. "EBW as Pathfinder: Strengthening Property Rights and Community Based Resource Management for Indigenous Peoples Worldwide”
Lydia Slobodian, IUCN Environmental Law Center. "Defending the Future: Intergenerational Equity as a Legally Enforceable Right”

Panel 3: Reconceptualizing International Environmental Law
Chair: Lucinda Low, Steptoe and Johnson (TBC)
Dan Magraw, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS. "Fifty Shades of Green"
Jutta Brunnée, University of Toronto Law. "Structural Challenges: International Environmental Law and Climate Change"
Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute. "Greenish, but with More Dimensions: New Horizons in International Environmental Law”

Reflections on Sustainable Development in a Kaleidoscopic World: Edith Brown Weiss, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Closing Remarks: Carl Bruch, ELI

A video of the event can be found HERE.