Rio + 20 and Global Environmental Governance, a Discussion led by Günther Handl

Event Date: 
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 -
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Campus Location: 

The Payson Center for International Development in conjunction with the Payson Graduate Student Association (PGSA) invites you to attend the following lecture in the Payson International Development Colloquium Series:

Rio + 20 and Global Environmental Governance, A discussion led by Günther Handl, Professor of International Law at Tulane University Law School

  • Weinmann Hall Multipurpose Room
  • Food and Drinks will be served.

Since the first Rio Earth Summit in 1992, there has been a proliferation of multilateral environmental agreements that has subsequently fragmented the global environmental agenda.  Going forward, how can the international community coordinate its efforts to create a more efficient and unified institutional framework to meaningfully address the issues of climate change and sustainable development?   

Join us for a discussion with Professor Gunter Handl on the challenges of international environmental governance and the upcoming Rio + 20 Earth Summit.  Attached to this e-mail, please find an article that provides more in-depth information on this issue.

An expert in international law, Professor Handl currently teaches at Tulane University Law School and has also taught at law schools in Canada, Europe and Japan.  He is the recipient of the 1997 Elisabeth Haub Prize for exceptional accomplishments in the field of international environmental law and is the founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of International Environmental Law. He has served as consultant to various international organizations and governmental agencies and in 1998 was a special adviser in the Legal Adviser's Office of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Handl attended the 1992 Rio Earth Summit as a member of the Austrian delegation.

Handl’s teaching and research interests include public international law, comparative law, international environmental law, transnational litigation, law of the sea, and the intersection of law, science, and technology. Professor Handl teaches the basic course in International Law as well as courses in International Environmental Law and Law of the Sea.

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