SOAS University of London

Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals: Re-inventing a Space for Poverty Eradication and Environmental Protection

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva and the Law, Environment and Development Centre (LEDC) co-organised a workshop on Sustainable Development Goals: Re-inventing a Space for Poverty Eradication and Environmental Protection on 25-26 November 2016 at the Graduate Institute in Geneva with the support of the Swiss National Science Fund (SNF) and the School of Law at SOAS.

PROGRAMME SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, 25 NOVEMBER 2016

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Registration and light lunch

INTRODUCTORY SESSION

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

Welcome and introduction

Prof. Shalini Randeria, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Prof. Philippe Cullet, SOAS University of London

ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

 

1.00 pm - 3.00 pm

 

 

Environmental Human Rights – North-South Perspectives

Speaker: Prof. Louis Kotzé, North West University

Discussants :

Evadne Grant, University of the West of England

Dr Sammy Adelman, Warwick University   

Sustainable Energy for all as a Basis for Energy Justice: The Human Rights and Sustainable Development Requirements

Author: Dr Thoko Kaime, Essex University

Discussants:

Dr Stephen Turner, University of Lincoln

Mr Sébastien Duyck, CIEL

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Tea/coffee break
ECONOMIC TOOLS AND ENVIRONMENTAL OBJECTIVES

3.15 pm – 5.15 pm

 

Economizing Environmental Law

Author: Mr Larry Lohmann, The Corner House, UK

Discussants:

Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Nairobi University

Ms Lovleen Bhullar, SOAS University of London

Global Issues and Impacts on Local Development – The Case of Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD)

Author: Dr Feja Lesniewska, SOAS University of London

Discussant:

Dr Anne Saab, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

JUSTICE AND SUSTAINABILITY

5.15 pm – 6.15 pm

Justice and Sustainability in a Time of Crisis

AuthorDr Sammy Adelman, Warwick University

Discussants:

Prof. Shalini Randeria, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Prof. Louis Kotzé, North West University

 

 

SATURDAY, 26 NOVEMBER 2016

LAND AND WATER: ACCESS, USE AND CONTESTATIONS

9.30 am – 11.30 am

 

Land Rights and Wildlife Conservation: Competing or Complementary Agendas?

Author: Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Nairobi University

Discussant:

Prof. Vinita Damodaran, Sussex University

Water Sector Reforms and the Human Right to Water

Authors: Dr Emanuele Lobina & Mr David Hall, Greenwich University

Discussants:

Dr Mara Tignino, University of Geneva

Ms Lovleen Bhullar, SOAS University of London

 

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Tea/coffee break
FOREST AND RELATED RESOURCES: CONSERVATION AND EXPLOITATION

12.00 pm – 3.00 pm

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm (Lunch break)

Ecosystem Services in the context of mangrove forest management in Bangladesh: a case study of Rampal coal power plant project

Author: Prof. Jona Razzaque, Bristol University

Discussants:

Dr Stephen Turner, University of Lincoln

Dr Feja Lesniewska, SOAS University of London

 

Mining, Development and Environment

AuthorDr Felix Padel, Sussex University & Ms Malvika Gupta, University of Delhi

Discussants:

Prof. Vinita Damodaran, Sussex University

Mr Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

 

3.00 pm – 3.15 pm

Tea/coffee break

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND QUESTIONS OF JUSTICE

 

3:15 pm – 5.15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Industrial Disasters and Access to Justice – The Bhopal Disaster

Author: Ms Seema Joshi, Amnesty International

Discussants:

Mr Salil Tripathi, Institute for Human Rights and Business

Mr Tim Edwards, International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal

 

Environmental Justice in a North-South Context: The Case of Hazardous Wastes

AuthorsDr Adil Hasan Khan, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies & Dr Julia Dehm, University of Texas at Austin

Discussants:

Dr Juliette Voinov Kohler, Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam & Stockholm Conventions

Dr Tarcisio Hardman Reis, International Air Transport Association