Conference at Columbia University, “The Global Pact for the Environment and the Sustainable Development Agenda”

25 September 2019
New York, United States

“The Global Pact for the Environment and the Sustainable Development Agenda”


The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and Le Club des Juristes organized, with support from Iberdrola, a conference on the Global Pact for the Environment at Columbia University, for the third time in a row and for the first time ranked event of the Climate Week NYC.

This event was an occasion to look back on the last two years of diplomatic efforts to promote a Global Pact that would codify the main principles of International Environmental Law and discuss its potential role in the emplementation of the Sustainable Developement Goals set by the 2030 Agenda.

The event included as speekers :

Yann Aguila, Partner, Bredin Prat; Professor of Public Law, Sciences Po and Paris Bar School; Chair of the Environmental Law Commission, Club des Juristes

Joan Carling, Co-Convener, Indigenous Peoples Major Group for Sustainable Development

John Denton, Secretary General, International Chamber of Commerce

Francisco Duarte Lopes, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the United Nations

Geneviève Dufour, Professor of Law, University of Sherbrooke

María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the 73rd Session, UN General Assembly

Amal Mudallali, Permanent Representative of Lebanon to the United Nations

Carroll Muffett, President and CEO, Center for International Environmental Law

Stewart Patrick, Director, International Institutions and Global Governance Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Nicholas Robinson, Executive Governor, International Council of Environmental Law

Carlos Sallé, Director, Energy Policies and Climate Change, Iberdrola

Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development

Satya Tripathi, UN Assistant Secretary-General and Head of New York Office at UN Environment

Find the report here by the CCSI and more information regarding the event on the website of the Climate Week NYC.

Read here the program of the event.