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Can the Right to A Healthy Environment Remedy the Chronic TSD Enforcement Problem?

Enforcing Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters of EU Free Trade Agreements through the Essential Elements Clauses The recent United Nations General Assembly resolution that recognized the universal human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment was welcomed by environmentalists who hold the hope that it will help to tackle the ever-pressing climate crisis. The […]

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Loss and Damage Funding and Vanuatu’s ICJ Initiative: Parallel Processes Relevant to Climate Obligations under International Law   

The outcomes of COP 27 have been described as disappointing; however, the negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh did give us a reason to remain optimistic: Parties established a fund for assisting particularly vulnerable developing countries in responding to loss and damage associated with the adverse effects of climate change. Simultaneously, a group of 18 countries led […]

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2022: The GNHRE’s year in review and exciting developments in 2023!

In the last few years, the GNHRE has grown enormously, in the reach and impact of both our membership and our programs. Our membership has grown in every part of the world, and we now count among our 500+ members, scholars, activists, advocates, environmental rights defenders, diplomats, policymakers, and many others.  In 2021, we hosted […]

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Exploring “Enlightened Ecosystem Zones:” A new collaborative research activity for university students

by Stepan Wood, Director, Centre for Law & the Environment, University of British Columbia; and Emma Dolhai, Inspirathon Coordinator and JD candidate, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia “Walkathon,” “bike-athon” “hackathon,” and more recently, “researchathon” – these terms have been coined to describe events in which people come together in a fun and […]

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Innovating Open Access Legal Education: The First Annual Green Rights & Warrior Lawyers Virtual Academy

Next week the Centre for Law & the Environment at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, will launch an innovative online learning program that is unique in the field of public environmental law education. The First Annual Green Rights & Warrior Lawyers Virtual Academy (“GRAWL Academy”) will be delivered live online over three […]