Vance Center Co-Sponsors International Environmental Law Committee Event

May 2020

The Vance Center’s Environment Program has worked with the International Environmental Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association to organize an upcoming panel discussion reviewing international environmental law developments. The Environment Program concentrates its activities on human rights and the environment and the international climate crisis.

The upcoming event will feature as keynote speaker Professor David Boyd, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, an important Vance Center client.  Boyd recently presented to the UN General Assembly a report based on the Vance Center’s survey of legislation and jurisprudence from 193 UN member states, identifying the right to a healthy environment in many of these states.

International Environmental Law Year in Review
Monday, June 23, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The International Environmental Law Committee is pleased to host, with the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice, the third annual International Environmental Law Year in Review panel presentation. The panel, comprised of distinguished speakers from academia, private practice and public interest organizations will discuss a range of hot topics in international environmental law.

David Boyd
, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment

Katrina Fischer Kuh
, Haub Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law, Pace Elizabeth Haub School of Law
Kenneth Rivlin
, Global Co-Head of the International Trade & Regulatory Law Group and head of the Global Environmental Law Group at Allen & Overy
Lisa Sachs
, Director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Satya S. Tripathi
, Assistant Secretary-General and Head of the New York Office of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Michael Burger, Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University

Sponsoring Association Committee:
International Environmental Law Committee, Michael Burger, Chair

Co-Sponsoring Organization:
Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice