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External Speaking Engagements

ELI staff are often asked to speak or participate at conferences and workshops hosted by other groups and organizations. Recent and upcoming engagements are listed below. Visit the Events Calendar for a list of official ELI events.

March 2020

2nd IUCN World Environmental Law Congress
March 25-27, 2020
Supreme Court Complex of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

The 2nd IUCN World Environmental Law Congress will assess the role of environmental law in light of the critical ecological crises that we all face. The general theme of the Congress is Environmental Law 2030 and Beyond. With participants from over 120 countries anticipated, the Congress will be the largest gathering ever of environmental law experts from around the world. The Congress will be divided into four parallel streams that will run simultaneously: Environmental Rule of Law; Biodiversity & the Post-2020 Framework; Water Justice & Security; and Oceans & Islands. Each stream will include keynote speakers, panels of presentations selected from the Congress’ call for papers, and roundtable dialogues on key issues for the future of environmental law. The Congress will culminate Friday afternoon by bringing together insights and recommendations from each stream to a closing plenary to define a global path for environmental law.  John Pendergrass, Vice President for Programs & Publications, will give a keynote  on Environmental Rule of Law. Carl Bruch, ELI's Director of International Programs, will speak on Environmental Rule of Law in Conflict-Affected Situations. And  Visiting Scholar Carol Jones will speak on Addressing Challenges to Valuing Damages in Environmental Liability Suits. For more information, visit https://www.iucn.org/commissions/world-commission-environmental-law/events-wcel/upcoming-events/2nd-iucn-world-environmental-law-congress

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