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September 11 2023

The rights of nature against people’s sovereignty?

In this article, Julien Bétaille presents his views on the recognition of the rights of nature and...

September 05 2023

The Audacity of Hope for People and Planet: Rescue Plan for 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

In the context of the upcoming SDG Summit in September, Pr. Dr. Bharat Desai reflects on sustainable...

July 21 2023

The adoption of the “BBNJ” Agreement: What is in the text and what are the next steps?

On June 29th 2023, the United Nations finally adopted the Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction ...

March 07 2023

Climate change and the advisory function of international courts and tribunals

A coalition of member States led by Vanuatu is bringing a draft resolution to the UNGA to request an...

January 19 2023

The Repurposed UN Trusteeship Council for the Future

The Context and Idea On 15 July 2022, IOS Press published an ideational proposal of this author ent...

November 14 2022

Exploring Pathways to an International Agreement to Leave Fossil Fuels in the Ground

It is increasingly recognised (even if not always in public) that the goals of the Paris Agreement w...

June 03 2022

2022 Declaration: a Chance to Enhance Environmental Rule of Law in the Process of Achieving Sustainable Development Objectives and Goals

Environmental rule of law and sustainable development are undoubtedly the two most significant terms...

June 02 2022

The Failure of Climate Change Multilateralism and its Urgent Reboot

Why is humanity still losing the war against the climate crisis despite five decades worth of intern...

May 12 2022

Addressing the Triple Crisis (Climate, Biodiversity and Pollution): Non-regression and Harmony With Nature

The urgency of the situation needs not to be proven anymore. Stockholm +50 represents a once in a ge...

March 30 2022

The Long Path Towards “Environmental Democracy” and the Role of Public Participation

Sixty years ago, the bases for environmental protection were outlined, with the need to establish co...

March 02 2022

The High-level Declaration for Stockholm+50: A Renewal of Past Commitments and Creation of New Commitments to Mother Earth 50 Years On

As we return to Stockholm on 2 June 2022 to commemorate 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Confe...

February 16 2022

Operationalizing “One Health” through a Pandemic Treaty

The World Health Assembly has recently started a negotiation process for a convention or other inter...

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