Environmental law (GIDA-INTE)

Presentación

The Environmental Law Research Group (GIDA) is a working team that seeks a legal interdisciplinary approach of environmental law. Law is understood as a legal system from its multiple perspectives in the service of sustainable development and its challenges.

Within the overall framework of global environmental imperatives, such as climate change and biodiversity protection, sustainable cities or environmental justice, GIDA -in a first approach- seeks to develop the nascent right of future generations, initially applied in aspects related to forests, water and sustainable enterprise. Similarly, it will address the issue of animals and the legal system.

GIDA aims at researching environmental legal aspects (doctrine, legislation, jurisprudence), as well as at promoting citizen education on this issue. In that regard, it seeks to prepare proposals to improve environmental management of investments from the governance perspective, promoting the participation of regional and local governments, private sector, academia and civil society, and fostering the country’s equity and sustainability.

It is made up by law professionals who come from different juridical-environmental perspectives, with an interdisciplinary vocation, devoted to the study and defense of the environment, and guided by the conviction that it is essential to promote sustainable development. Law students concerned in this juridical-environmental matter also take part.

Objectives:

General:

  • Develop research on environmental legal aspects (doctrine, policies, legislation, jurisprudence), environmental rights of future generations (equity, solidarity and intergenerational justice), as well as promote public debate and citizen training on the subject.
  • Develop proposals to improve environmental management of investments from the perspective of governance, promoting the participation of regional and local governments, private sector, the academia and civil society, and fostering the country’s equity and sustainability.

Specific:

  • Analyze and propose solutions in the institutional framework and environmental policies to respond to the country’s environmental challenges.
  • Perform juridical-environmental research and propose alternatives to harmonize goods, environmental values and diversity of approaches.
  • Contribute to the formulation of policies, regulations and actions based on participation and dialogue between the State, the business sector and the population.
  • Evaluate, monitor, train and perform balances, per sector, on environmental-juridical matters.
  • Advise public and private entities on environmental-juridical aspects.
  • Promote open and public debate on relevant aspects of environmental policies and legislation.
  • Research, promote and disseminate contributions on Animals and the Legal System.
  • Promote the training of researchers on legal and environmental issues, through undergraduate and graduate research theses.
  • Promote training programs on legal and environmental matters, through the creation of training courses and specialization courses.
  • Promote the development of dissemination and outreach products, through the organization of and/or participation in academic events.

Topical lines:

  • Legal system and future generations
  • Legal system, and forestry and water ecosystems
  • Legal system and climate change
  • Animals and legal system
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