Venue: Auditoire Ivan Pictet

9.00 – 10.00: Arrival and Registration

10.00 –11.00: Welcome Addresses and Opening Keynote
– Welcome Address by Conference organisers
– Opening Keynote: Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, University of Geneva

11.00 – 12.30: Panel 1 – Changing Theories and Paradigms of International Environmental Law

Moderator: Jorge E. Viñuales, University of Cambridge
– Jaye Ellis, McGill University, From International to Transnational Environmental Law
Dan Tarlock, Chicago-Kent College of Law, A ‘Precedential’ Approach to Understanding International Environmental Law
Anastasia Telesetsky, University of Idaho, ‘Novel Ecosystems’: What is the Role for International Law as Nature Changes?

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch

14.00 – 15.30: Panel 2 – Regime Interaction in International Environmental Law: Theoretical and Practical Implications

Moderator: Peter Tobias Stoll, University of Göttingen
– Freya Baetens, Leiden University, Transparency vs. Trade Secrets: How to Balance the Right to Access to Environmental Information and the Legitimate Protection of Confidential Business Information?
Christine Bakker, European University Institute, Interaction between Climate Change and Children’s Rights: Normative Perspectives from the EU and the US
Kenneth Michaels, US Department of Energy, Fragmentation Within International Endangered Species Regulation: CITES and the Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
– André Ramos Tavares, Pontifical University of Sao Paolo and Mackenzie University, Environmental Change and Indigenous Communities: The Need for New Judicial Mechanisms

15.30 – 16.00: Coffee Break

16.00 – 17.30: Panel 3 – New Actors and New Mechanisms of Governance in International Environmental Law

Moderator: Geir Ulfstein, University of Oslo
– Birgit Lode, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam), A Promising New Multi-Level Approach to Environmental Problem Solving: The Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC)
Ernesto Roessing Neto, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Amazonas State University, California, Acre and Chiapas: Repercussions of Direct Climate Change Policies Linkage between Subnational Jurisdictions on International Environmental Law
Annalisa Savaresi, University of Edinburgh, The Role of EU and US Non-State Actors in the Global Environmental System: A Focus on Climate Change

17.30 – 19.00: Reception.

20.00 – 22.30: Conference Dinner (Chairs and Speakers) at Restaurant Vieux-Bois, 12 Avenue de la Paix, CH 1202 Geneva.


Venue: Auditoire Ivan Pictet

9.00 – 9.30: Arrival and Coffee

9.30 – 11.00: Panel 4 – Tides of Change: Evolving Issues in the Protection of the Marine Environment

Moderator: Don Anton, Australian National University
– Yoshinobu Takei, University of Kiel, Approaches of the European Union and the United States to Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
Alexandros Ntovas, University of Southampton, The Role of the EU and US in the Establishment of the Compatibility Principle for the Conservation and Management of Straddling Stocks
Sophia Kopela, University of Lancaster, Common But Differentiated Responsibilities and Climate Change: The Experience of the International Maritime Organisation

11.00 – 12.30: Panel 5 – New Modes of Accountability in International Environmental Law

Moderator: Marcelo Kohen, Graduate Institute
– Carina Costa de Oliveira, University of Brasilia, The Debate over Companies’ Liability for international Environmental Damages: A Comparison Between the Jurisdictional Rules of the European Union and the United States
Lee Paddock, The George Washington University, Private Environmental Law through Supply Chain Management: A Necessary Approach to Environmental Governance in a Globalized Economy?
Marie Soveroski, Earth Rights International, Holding Corporations Accountable for International Environmental Abuses: The Quest for Environmental Justice

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch Break

14.00 – 15.30: Panel 6 – At Home and Abroad: Evolving Strategies of Implementation

Moderator: Makane Mbengue, University of Geneva
– Martina Kunz, The University of Cambridge, Evolving Approaches to the Assessment of National Implementation of Environmental Treaties
Vassilis Tzevelekos, University of Hull, Due Dilligence and Concurrent Responsibility in Extraterritorial Environmental Protection
–  Thiago Matsushita, Pontifical University of Sao Paolo, The New Brazilian Environmental Code

15.30 – 16.45: Closing Keynote – Prof. Francesco Francioni, European University Institute