Reforming International Environmental Law for the Anthropocene?

The Society's 114th Annual Meeting—and first Virtual Annual Meeting—took place June 25–26, 2020. The 2020 Annual Meeting theme, "The Promise of International Law," was an opportunity to reflect on the successes and failures of international law, while reaffirming our commitment to achieving its promise of a more just and peaceful world.

Sponsored by Intersentia Publishing Group - Organized by the International Environmental Law Interest Group

International environmental law is at a crossroads. Even as the international community struggles to cooperate and act effectively to address critical global environmental challenges, including climate change, biodiversity loss, and oceans management, efforts are afoot to consolidate and deepen the normative and institutional framework for international environmental law. We propose to hold a roundtable discussion critically exploring the degree to which ongoing efforts to develop a Global Pact for the Environment and to expand constitutional and legislative environmental rights worldwide foster efforts to develop a set of shared norms, and to advance ambitious environmental protection efforts.

Yann Aguila, Bredin Prat
Deepa Badrinarayana, Chapman University
Cinnamon Carlarne, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University (Moderator)
Louis Kotzé, North-West University
Carla García Zendejas, Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

(Speaker organizations are shown as of June 2020)