“I don’t want to protect the environment, I want to create a world where the environment does not need protecting.” – Author unknown.
How do environmental rights – rights to food, to clean water and air, to land, and to expectations of consent – interact with “traditional” human rights?
How has climate change exacerbated threats to both environmental and civil/political rights?
Is the current international framework falling short in providing recourse and protection for vulnerable populations? And, if so, what measures can be taken to ensure that the goals of international humanitarian and human rights law are achieved – and to prevent international law itself from being rendered irrelevant?
How do integrated resource management systems prevent rights violations and in what ways can new technology compel accountability?
What systems have been most successful in promoting public influence in environmental management decisions and how can these be replicated?