Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene

Online Panel Discussion: ‘The Right to a Healthy Environment: Old Had or New Hope?’

13 Sep 2022

16:00 - Online

The recognition of a human right to a healthy environment has been a great hope to many fighting for climate protection. On 28 July 2022, the UN General Assembly recognized the human right to a clean, healthy, and sustainable environment in what has been described as a ‘historic resolution’. What – if any – is the legal and political significance of this resolution, and how new is the right to a healthy environment really? We are delighted to discuss these and other questions with our distinguished guests:

Prof. Dr. David Boyd – UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment – University of British Columbia

Dr. Marie Petersmann – Tilburg Law School

Prof. Dr. Otto Spijkers – Wuhan University

Dr. Arphita Kodiveri – New York University

Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger – Ruhr-University Bochum

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