Professor Loretta Feris is participating in the Montevideo IV, 7-11 September 2015
L-R: Du Qun, Wuhan University; Daniel Barstow Magraw, Johns Hopkins University; Chair Carl Bruch, Environmental Law Institute; Dinah L. Shelton, George Washington University; Muhammed Tawfiq Ladan, Ahmadu Bello University; and Loretta Feris, University of Cape Town. (Photo by IISD/ENB)
This week Prof Feris is participating as an independent expert and observer at the “Meeting of senior government officials in environmental law on the midterm review of the fourth Montevideo Programme” in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Montevideo Programme identifies priority areas for action in the field of environmental law, to be be undertaken by the international law community and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The current programme, Montevideo Programme IV, covers twenty – seven programme areas, clustered under four themes: cross cutting issues that have an impact on the effectiveness of environmental law; the conservation, management and sustainable use of natural resources; challenges for environmental law, such as climate change, poverty, pollution prevention and control and new technology; and the relationship between environmental law and other fields, including human rights, trade, security and military activities. The meeting will assess and evaluate developments for the first 5 years of implementation of Montevideo IV and will set priorities for action for the next 5 years.