The need for a Global Pact for the environment is supported worldwide by many citizens. The project was well represented during the climate strikes on 20 and 21 September 2019 in several countries!
The Global Pact for the Environment is proud to announce that Trudie Styler & Sting support the initiative.
On 10 and 11 May 2019, law experts from all around the world were gathered in Paris for the international conference on the Global Pact for the Environment held at La Sorbonne University. They used this opportunity to launch a call to action.
« We, members of the international community of law experts, gathered today in La Sorbonne University in Paris, call for the urgent adoption of the Global Pact for the Environment. The time to act is now. »
This call is directed at States that will be in Nairobi next week for the third session of the working group on the Global Pact.
The Global Pact for the Environment would be an international treaty, with legal force, dedicated to the principles that guide environmental action. With the momentum created by the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015, the Pact would go beyond the sectorial differences, by not targeting a particular sector (climate, biodiversity, pollution etc. ), the Pact applies to environmental politics as a whole. The project of the Global Pact results from an initiative from an international network of a hundred experts from over 40 countries, coordinated by the Club des juristes (a legal think tank). Following a vote of the UN General Assembly of 10 May, 2018, the Pact is currently being discussed between States.
Yann Aguila, president of the Environment Commission of the Club des juristes ; Antonio Herman Benjamin, Justice at the National High Court of Brazil, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law; Laurent Fabius, former President of the COP 21 ; Bruce Ackerman, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science, Yale Law School ; Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva ; David Boyd, Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainable Development, University of British Columbia, UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment ; Lord Robert Carnwath, Justice UK Supreme Court ; Parvez Hassan, Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of Pakistan Chairman Emeritus IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law ; Marie Jacobsson, former Member of the UN International Law Commission and Special Rapporteur ; Donald Kaniaru, former Director of Environmental Implementation at UNEP ; Swatanter Kumar, former Judge at the Supreme Court of India, former Chairperson of the Indian National Green Tribunal ; Luc Lavrysen, Judge at the Constitutional Court of Belgium, President of the European forum of Judges for the Environment, Professor of Environmental Law, Ghent University ; Pilar Moraga Sariego, Professor at Environmental Law Center of Faculty of Law, University of Chile, Head of the Human Dimension research line of the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 ; Tianbao Qin, Professor at the Wuhan University, Secretary General of Chinese Society of Environment and Resources Law ; Nicholas A. Robinson, Professor at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Pace University, Executive Governor, International Council of Environmental Law (ICEL) ; Jorge E. Vinuales, Harold Samuel Chair of Law and Environmental Policy Fellow of C-EENRG Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, Chairman of the Compliance Committee of the UNECE/WHO-Europe Protocol on Water and Health ; Margaret Young, Associate Professor, Melbourne Law School.
On August 21st 2019, three months after the outcome of the Nairobi negotiations, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a new resolution relating to the Global Pact …
From 20 to 22 May 2019, States met in Nairobi for the third and last session of the Open Ended Working Group ‘Towards a Global Pact for the Environment’…
The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) met fromApril 29 to May 4, 2019 in Paris for its 7th plenary session …
The International Group of Experts for the Pact, made up of a hundred legal experts from all around the world, worked in 2017 on the draft of a Global Pact for the Environment in order to feed into the discussions of the States. Read the draft Global Pact for the Environment :
The draft is available in several other languages here.
On October 9th, 2018, 100 jurists from the whole world, among the most respected in their field, called the States on the adoption of a Global Pact for the Environment that would enshrine a new generation of rights and duties to protect the planet.
The Call for Action is available in several other languages here.