Launched by a vote of the UN General Assembly on May 10, 2018, the discussions are still ongoing between States on the project of the Global Pact for the Environment. As a result of an initiative of an international network of leading experts, the Global Pact for the Environment would be the cornerstone of international environmental law. A major new step after the adoption of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it would contribute to the emergence of a global legal framework that protects the environment. Following the two international covenants of 1966 – one related to civil and political rights, the other related to economic, social and cultural rights – this new Pact would establish a third generation of fundamental rights: the rights related to the protection of the environment.
IN THE PRESENCE OF
Laurent Fabius, Former President of the COP21, Daniel Calleja, Director-General for Environment at the European Commission, Lord Robert Carnwath, Justice at the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, Luc Lavrysen, Judge at the Belgium Constitutional Court
Pascal Durand, Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, Jo Leinen, Sirpa Pietikaïnen, Members of the European Parliament