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September 28, 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 30, 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

May 31, 2022

Vance Center Co-Hosts Workshops on the Escazú Agreement

The Vance Center Environment Program co-hosted workshops over two days with the Women’s Earth & Climate Action Network – WECAN International for the benefit of WECAN’s network of women and ... Read More

May 31, 2022

Vance Center Support Reflected in 2022 Goldman Prize Honorees

The 2022 Goldman Environmental Prize for South & Central America has been awarded to two Ecuadorian Indigenous land defenders, Alex Lucitante and Alexandra Narvarez. The Goldman Prize is the worl... Read More

April 29, 2022

Vance Center Co-Sponsors Expert Seminar on the Right to a Healthy Environment

(Photo credit: Shutterstock) The Environment Program recently co-sponsored an expert seminar on “United Nations Recognition of the Right to a Clean, Healthy and Sustainable Environment: Past De... Read More

February 28, 2022

Vance Center Supports Historic Win for Indigenous Peoples

(Photo Credit: Amazon Frontlines) The Constitutional Court of Ecuador relied on an amicus brief facilitated by the Vance Center in an historic decision on the rights of Indigenous peoples to free... Read More

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