Klaus Bosselmann, PhD, is a Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland. He will be visiting the Earth Charter Center for Education for Sustainable Development at the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and will offer a five-day intensive Executive Programme called: International Law, Global Governance and the Earth Charter Principles, which will take place from 3-7 July, 2013, and is offered in collaboration with IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.
The aim of this course is to help deepen understanding of our global governance system, international environmental law instruments, and possibilities for making governance more responsive to the challenges humanity is facing.
Prof. Bosselmann has been a consultant for UNEP, IUCN, the EU and the governments of Germany and New Zealand, and was a delegate at the World Summits of 1992 (Rio), 2002 (Johannesburg) and 2012 (Rio+20). He was involved in the drafting process of the Earth Charter and has a particular interest in sustainability ethics with respect to environmental law, human rights, and global governance.
Klaus was a visiting professor at leading universities in the United States, Canada, UK, Brazil, Italy, Hungary, Sweden and Germany. As Chair of the Ethics Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, he currently coordinates several research collaborations in the area of sustainability law and governance. Klaus has also an active role in projects and annual conferences of the Global Ecological Integrity Group, a network of leading environmental scholars.
He has authored or edited 25 books on environmental law, governance and political ecology; his articles appeared in many of the world’s leading law journals. In 2009, he was the Inaugural Winner of the Senior Scholarship Prize of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.