The Natural Resources Law Group at the Faculty of Law in Oslo will
organize an international conference in environmental law - "Rule of Law
for Nature" - in Oslo May 9-11 2012.
The year 2012 marks a number of watershed points in international
environmental affairs: The 40th anniversary of the adoption of the
Stockholm Declaration, the 30th anniversary of the UN World Charter for
Nature and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the 25th anniversary
of the Brundtland Report, and the 20th anniversary of both the Rio
Declaration, Agenda 21, and the UNCED Conventions: the Framework
Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.
In June 2012 world leaders will gather once again in Rio de Janeiro for
the Earth Summit 2012 to secure renewed political commitment to the
global agenda of sustainable development.
This is an appropriate point in time for reflection on the legal status
of nature, how environmental goods and services are valued and taken
into account in decision-making, and the implications of the rule of law
in this respect.
Please find enclosed invitation and call for papers.
Deadline for presentation of abstracts (300 words) is November 1st 2011,
and the final programme will be decided by the end of the year.
Hans Christian Bugge and Christina Voigt
Dr. juris Christina Voigt, LL.M.(Envir)
University of Oslo
The Faculty of Law
Department of Public and International Law
P.O.Box 6706, St. Olavs Plass
Office: Domus Nova, 5th floor, office 564, St. Olavs plass 5, 0165 Oslo