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Environment

February, 2023

Vance Center Environment Program Is Spotlighted in Clifford Chance Podcast

Clifford Chance Podcast guest speakers, including Vance Center attorney Sam Bookman. (Image credit: Clifford Chance) The Vance Center’s work in supporting last year’s historic United Nations ... Read More

December, 2022

Vance Center Provides Amicus Support on Environmental Rights

The Vance Center continued its work advancing climate and environmental rights with two amicus submissions. In both cases, the Environment Program helped to develop arguments drawing on recent de... Read More

November, 2022

Observations From the COP Climate Conference

Earlier this month, I traveled to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to represent the Vance Center at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference (COP27). This was the first time that the Vance Center attend... Read More

October, 2022

Vance Center Celebrates 20 Years With Focus on Program

The Vance Center convened a full-day programmatic event with more than 60 participants, representing US, Latin American, European, and African law firms, NGO clients and other stakeholders. Read More

September, 2022

UN Recognition of Environmental Right Caps Long Vance Center Effort

By a vote of 161-0-8 (abstentions), the UN General Assembly in July passed a resolution recognizing the right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment and called upon States, internationa... Read More

June, 2022

Environment Program Participates in Climate Action Conference

[Photo Credit: Velvet/Wikimedia Commons under a Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 License] Vance Center Environment Program Staff Attorney Sam Bookman joined in a discussion at The Hague Peace Palace re... Read More