Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance Seminar
Future generations, wildlife, and natural resources – collectively referred to as “the voiceless” in this presentation – are the most vulnerable and least equipped populations to protect themselves from the impacts of global climate change. Domestic and international law protections are beginning to recognize rights and responsibilities that apply to the voiceless community; however, these legal developments have yet to be pursued in a collective manner and have not been considered together in the context of climate change and climate justice.
This presentation identifies the common vulnerabilities of the voiceless in the Anthropocene era and addresses how the law can evolve to protect their interests more effectively through a stewardship-focused and rights-based system.
Randall S. Abate is the inaugural Rechnitz Family Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy at Monmouth University in New Jersey and a Professor in the Department of Political Science and Sociology. He teaches courses in domestic and international environmental law, constitutional law, and animal law.
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