The Importance of Justice and Equity in Environmental Rule of Law

July 10, 2024 1:00 pm — 2:30 pm
Webinar Only

This event is open to the public, but registration is required.

  • Note: there is no in-person availability for this event.
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    • The deadline to register is JULY 9.
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This is the fifth and final session in a monthly series focusing on Global Environmental Rule of Law.

Join the Environmental Law Institute and expert panelists for the fifth and final part of our series on the United Nations report: Environmental Rule of Law: Tracking Progress and Charting Future Directions. The recent challenges and advancements of environmental rule of law can be categorized under four general themes: development and use of technology; COVID-19; climate change; and social and environmental justice. In this final installment of the series, we will discuss how social and environmental justice have affected environmental rule of law.

The connection between race and environmental enforcement speaks to the heart of environmental rule of law: the importance of ensuring that the law applies equally to all individuals and legal entities without discrimination or prejudice. The rise in global awareness of the injustices facing racial minorities has intersected with understanding the disproportionate impacts of environmental degradation and climate change, solidifying environmental justice as an integral element of the environmental rule of law. Our panelists will discuss the importance of environmental justice and social equity in strengthening the environmental rule of law, and how the environmental justice movement has already shaped recent environmental lawmaking.

To Be Announced

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