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ESG Speaker Series – Earth System Law

Event description

How can we address the socio-ecological crisis of the Anthropocene from a legal perspective? For the first webinar of the ESG Speaker series, Earth System Governance scholars will explore this question by arguing for a new legal paradigm: Earth System Law.

The Anthropocene is a crisis of human hierarchy, of global unevenness, of deepening interdependencies, of Earth system decay, of species extinction, of temporal inter and intra-species injustices, and of intensifying patterns of interrelated human/non-human vulnerability.

Ineternational Environmental Law has been unsuitable for governing the Anthropocene. It is unable to respond to complex Earth System Governance challenges and does not offer a normative approach to prevent Earth system decay. It is not ambitious enough to achieve necessary radical transformations.

This webinar addresses the analyticial, normative and transformative deficiencies of International Environmental Law (IEL), while offering an alternative future pathway for law in the Anthropocene.

Prof. Louis Kotzé and Prof. Dr. Rakhyun E. Kim will introduce the topic, and invite critique of the three dimensions from Laura Mai, Dr. Marie Petersmann, Emily Webster. The session will allow for questions and group discussion.

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