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Environment, Conflicts, and Climate Change: Resilient Rule of Law

Lourdes Venes, Lizzette Robleto de Howarth, Maria Sofia Sagues, Daniel Sumalavia, Julian Newman, Thomas Andrew O'Keefe, and David Sullivan

Environmental degradation and competition over scarce natural resources can directly cause and exacerbate the root causes of social conflicts and wars, driving greater environmental damage and undermining prospects for peace. These forces can also threaten our societal infrastructures and violate basic human rights, such as the right to clean air and water, adequate nutritious food, a healthy environment, and a stable global climate. This panel will reflect on how the rule of law is an essential component of good environmental governance. Our panelists will discuss human rights and environmental due diligence, access to effective remedies, and conflict prevention and peacebuilding.

Hosted by 2023 Rule of Law Webathon partner the Inter-American Bar Association.