Monday, February 13, 2012

Two Denver Law Environmental Experts, Professor Jan G. Laitos and Dr. Anita Halvorssen, to Speak at "Rule of Law for Nature" Conference in Norway

Two Denver Law environmental and natural resources law professors will be featured in the Rule of Law for Nature program, which is being organized by the Natural Resources Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo from May 9-11, 2012.

Professor Jan G. Laitos, John A. Carver Jr. Professor of Law, and Dr. Anita Halvorssen, Adjunct Professor of Law, will take part in the conference that marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of the Stockholm Declaration, the 30th anniversary of the UN World Charter for Nature and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, the 25th anniversary of the Brundtland Report, and the 20th anniversary of both the Rio Declaration, Agenda 21, and the UNCED Conventions: the Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Professor Laitos' lecture is entitled, "A Right of 'Non-use' for Nature." Dr. Halvorssen and her co-presenter Ottavio Quirico of the European University Institute, will address "The Impact of Environmental Corporate Responsiblity Policies on Climate Related Border Tax Adjustments."

According to the University of Oslo Faculty of Law, "This is an appropriate point in time for reflection on the legal status of nature, how environmental goods and services are valued and taken into account in decision-making, and the implications of the rule of law in this respect."

The deadline for registration is April 1, 2012. More information about the conference can be accessed by clicking here.

Editor's note: The Faculty of Law building at the University of Oslo is shown above.