Natural Resources Law and Governance Roundtable 2021

Law Institute

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Online (Zoom platform)

Natural Resources Law and Governance Roundtable 2021

Advancing Sustainable Natural Resources Management through International Law and Governance

 

Thursday 24 June 2021 | 16:00 - 18:00 (CET)   
Venue:  Zoom Online Platform (due to COVID-19 travel restrictions) 

 

Interactive roundtable dialogue among leading international jurists, practitioners and academics, and renowned public policy experts, laureates of the natural resources leadership awards, and other distinguished experts. This international law and governance roundtable will highlight recent trends and innovations in sustainable natural resources management for development, also based on the recently adopted ILA Guidelines on the Role of International Law for the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources for Development, and consider how international law and governance can foster the implementation of the global Sustainable Development Goals. Discussions will focus on ways to ramp up ambition to achieve more effective and cooperative regimes for the sustainable management of global, regional, transboundary and national natural resources of common concern in the context of the pandemic recovery. 

You are invited to register at www.eventbrite.ca/e/natural-resources-law-and-governance-roundtable-2021-tickets-158389422025 for a special experts roundtable dialogue on advancing sustainable natural resources management through international law and governance.

Chairs and expert speakers include, among others: 

Prof Nico Schrijver (University of Leiden / Council of State, The Netherlands)
Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger (University of Cambridge / CISDL Senior Director)
Dr Kamal Hossain (former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh)

Prof Konstantia Koutouki (University of Montreal)
Prof Dr Andreas Ziegler (UniLausanne/ILA Switzerland)
Prof Markus Gehring (University of Cambridge / CISDL Lead Counsel)
Judge Prof. Marcel Szabo (Hungary Constitutional Court)
Prof Alexandra Harrington (Albany Law School / CISDL Research Director)
Prof Ilaria Espa (Swiss Italian University /World Trade Institute / CISDL Lead Counsel)
Prof Otto Spijkers (Wuhan University)

Dr Barbara Janusz Pawletta (Kazakh-German University / CISDL)

Prof Charles Marvin (Georgia State University) 

Natural Resources Law and Governance Roundtable 2021 - Agenda

16:00 – 16:05    Welcome and Overview 
Chairs: Prof Ilaria Espa (USI/WTI/CISDL) & Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (University of Cambridge/University of Waterloo/CISDL)
Opening Remarks: Prof Nico Schrijver (University of Leiden/ Council of State, The Netherlands)
  
16:05 – 16:45   Harnessing International Law and Governance to Promote Sustainable Management of Global, Regional, Transboundary and National Natural Resources for Development
Chair: Prof Ilaria Espa (USI/WTI/CISDL)
What are the most pressing legal obstacles and opportunities to advancing the conservation and sustainable use of global, regional, transboundary and national natural resources of common concern? How can international law better serve as a critical catalyst for the design, adoption, and implementation of coherent, effective and cooperative regimes for the sustainable management of natural resources? What can be learned from national policy and legislative experiences for enhancing sustainable natural resources management? How to incentivize legal and institutional reform for the progressive development of international law on the sustainable management of natural resources, especially in the context of the pandemic recovery?

16:45 - 17:00 Book Launch, Celebration of CISDL Toolkits, Online Courses & CISDL Legal Specialist Award Recipients 

*Global Launch of Prof M-C Cordonier Segger, Judge Prof M Szabo and Prof Alexandra Harrington (eds),Intergenerational Justice in Sustainable Development Treaty Implementation: Advancing Future Generations Rights through National Institutions (Cambridge University Press 2021)
*Special Recognition to the Winners of the CISDL Legal Specialist Awards for Natural Resources:  2020 Prof Ilaria Espa (USI/WTI/CISDL); 2019 Prof Hasrat Arjjumend (University of Montreal/Ethiopia Civil Service University/CISDL); 2018 Adv Adv Katherine Lofts (Nomomente Institute/One Justice Project)
*Toast to the Legal Specialist Award Winners:  Prof Nico Schrijver (University of Leiden/Council of State, The Netherlands)

17:00 – 17:40   Trends and Innovations in International Legal Instruments and Approaches in Sustainable Natural Resources Management for Development
How best to promote sustainable natural resources management through international legal instruments and approaches such as human rights, trade and investment regimes, and financial mechanisms? How can key legal and governance regimes on natural resources better ensure monitoring, reporting and verification practices, transparency and stakeholder engagement, and scientific collaboration? How can resolution of disputes in relation to use of natural resources help promoting the principle of sustainable use of natural resources? How to align pandemic recovery measures with efforts to promote better sustainable natural resources governance in alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals?
Chair: Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (University of Cambridge/University of Waterloo/CISDL)
                                                    
17:40 – 18:00    Rounds of Questions & Exchange with the Audience & Closing Remarks 
Closing Session: Dr Kamal Hossain (former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh) and Prof Dr Andreas Ziegler (UniLausanne/ILA Switzerland)

Moderators: Adv. Freedom-Kai Phillips (CISDL Operations Director / University of Cambridge) &Ms Fabiana Piccoli (CISDL Natural Resources Programme Coordinator / University of Cambridge)

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