The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), and Laurent Fabius, President of the Constitutional Council of the French Republic, will host this one-day conference to discuss the draft for a Global Pact for the Environment.
In its November 2015 report titled, 'Increasing the Effectiveness of International Environmental Law: Duties of States, Rights of Individuals,' the Environmental Commission of Le Club des Juristes (CDJ) proposed the adoption of a Global Pact for the Environment to serve as a binding, universal “umbrella text” synthesizing the principles outlined in the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Earth Charter, the World Charter for Nature, and other instruments shaping environmental governance. Subsequently, a draft pact was developed and presented to an event in Paris in June 2017, during which French President Emmanuel Macron promised to present the draft to the UN in September.
date: 20 September 2017
location: New York City, US