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From time to time, I hear people advocating for an International Environmental Court. Their argument, as best as I can ascertain, is that environmental problems are unique and require heightened attention in the courts, tribunals and arbitration panels of the world.Of all the dispute resolution mechanisms currently available, the one most often used to provide...
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I had a very informative experience at the March UNCSD Preparatory Committee. From my vantage point, there are two concepts that were underlying everything at this conference. One, how we talk about sustainable development and two, whether we need more planning before we choose to restructure institutions at the UN.
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One topic that was often discussed at the first intersessional meeting of UNCSD is: What is a green economy?It was discussed because one of the two major themes for Ri+20 is “How can a green economy contribute to sustainable development and poverty eradication?”(The other major theme is “Institutional Framework for Sustainable Development”). One might assume...
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Welcome to Trailhead Perspectives and the first entry into the Trailhead Blog and Discussion Center. The word Trailhead is a metaphor. It’s the beginning of a journey, a place to shore up provisions, a place to re-affirm our individual roles on the expedition, and a place where we can look over the map to make...
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