Session 1: Taking Stock of State-of-the-Art Knowledge on the Human Rights-Environment Interface
Saturday 6 September, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Good Environmental Governance. Some Trends in the South Asian Region [Paper]
Hassan, Parvez, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan
Strong Constitutional Basis – Weak Environmental Policy. How could be the Environmental Policy Unconstitutional? – The Case of Hungary [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Antal, Attila, Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Law, Hungary
Constitutional Environmental Rights in Ethiopia: Driver for Environmental Policy Making [Abstract]
Belliethathan, Satishkumar, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Roger, Charles, The University of British Columbia, Canada
Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Jeffords, Christopher, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Minkler, Lanse, University of Connecticut
Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment, Grassroots legal empowerment strategies to support effective participation of civil society and vulnerable groups in the protection of land, natural resources, and environment [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Brinkhurst, Marena, and Knight, Rachael, Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment
Indigenous People Human Rights and the Mexican Environmental Impact Assessment. The case of the Yaqui River [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Cerami, Andrea, and Martinez Esponda, Xavier, Mexican Center for Environmental Law
Global environmental governance and human rights to health: the end of the Ecuadorian Yasuni-ITT initiative [Abstract] [Paper with restricted publication] [Bio]
Montag, Doreen, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar
Environmental Licensing in Brazil – Judicialization, Environmental Protection, and the Rights of Local Communities [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Scabin, Flavia, Center for Applied Legal Research - Fundação Getúlio Vargas
Procedural environmental rights giving access to justice: lessons from Vermont and other courts handling environmental cases around the world [Abstract] [Paper] [Bio]
Wright, Merideth, Environmental Law Institute
Watch here the video address to the conference participants by Achim Steiner, UNEP Executive Director.
Read the Insights from Plenary Discussions at the 3rd UNITAR-Yale Conference on Environmental Governance & Democracy.
The 2014 Conference is part of the UNITAR-Yale Environment & Democracy Initiative launched in 2007 to address the growing demand for research, teaching and capacity building in the field of democratic environmental governance.
Watch the keynote speech given by Professor John Knox, UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment.
The 2014 UNITAR-Yale Conference brought together some 150 academics, policy practitioners and civil society representatives from more than 35 developed and developing countries. Download the list of participants.