Pace Law School, in collaboration with the NY State Judicial Institute,

the Environmental Law Institute, and the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law,

is pleased to invite you to a working symposium on

Environmental Adjudication Around The World

to be held at the NY State Judicial Institute

White Plains, NY

Friday, April 1, 2011

9:00am – 5:30pm

Webcast available at (Events, IJIEA symposium)

This symposium will explore how governments have empowered courts to do more to enforce environmental laws and enhance the rule of law, and how today more than 380 national environmental courts and tribunals are providing access to justice for citizen suits, civil enforcement actions, and criminal prosecutions around the world. This symposium will contribute toward the establishment of an International Judicial Institute for Environmental Adjudication.

Welcoming Remarks:

§ Prof. Nicholas A. Robinson, University Professor, Pace University School of Law

§ Julia Marton-Lefevre, Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

§ Dr. Sheila Abed de Zavala, Chair, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law

Key Note:

§ Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin, Supreme Court of Brazil

Presentations include:

§ Judge Merideth Wright, Environmental Court of Vermont

§ Justice Brian Preston, Chief Judge of the Land & Environment Court of New South Whales, Australia

§ Judge Donald Kaniaru, Environment Court of Kenya

§ Scott Fulton, General Counsel, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

§ Charles E. Di Leva, Chief Counsel, Environment and International Law Unit, Legal Vice Presidency, The World Bank

§ Durwood Zaelke, Director, International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) Secretariat

Space is limited. Please RSVP by March 30, 2011, to Karen Ferro at 914-422-4327 (