Professor Klaus Bosselmann receives the first IUCN Annual Scholarship Award

Earth Charter International is happy to announce that Professor Klaus Bosselmann, Earth Charter Affiliate from New Zealand, received the first annual Scholarship Award as best researcher in the category of Environmental Law Academic with more than 10 years of experience.

The award ceremony took place at the 7th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, held in Wuhan, China, 4 November 2009.

Professor Bosselmann is the Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at University of Auckland. His research focuses on the theoretical dimensions of environmental law and he is particularly interested in the ethics of sustainability with respect to climate change, biodiversity, justice and human rights.

Some of Professor Bosselmann’s current projects are closely related to the Earth Charter. Together with Ron Engel he is currently editing the next book : “The Earth Charter: a framework for global governance” due mid 2010. He is a member of IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and in its Ethics Specialist Group. Moreover, he has authored or edited eighteen books, contributed numerous book chapters and published numerous scholarly journal articles. Many of his works refer to the Earth Charter.

Bosselman’s Books include:
The Principle of Sustainability (Ashgate, 2008)
Governance for Sustainability: Issues, Challenges, Successes (IUCN, 2008)

Bosselman’s Chapters in books with reference to the Earth Charter are:

“The Way Forward: Governance for Ecological Integrity” in Reconciling Human Existence with Ecological Integrity (Earthscan, 2008),

“Earth Charter”, entry for Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press, 2008).

“The Earth Charter and Global Environmental Government” in Global Environment: Problems and Policies (Atlantic Publ., 2007)

“The Earth Charter in the Classroom: Transforming the Role of Law” in Education for Sustainable Development in Action – Good Practices using the Earth Charter (UNESCO and Earth Charter International, 2007)

“The Significance of the Earth Charter in International Law” in Toward a Sustainable World: the Earth Charter in Action (Kluwer International, 2005). 

Essays on the Earth Charter by Prof. Klaus Bosselmann in scholarly journals:

“In Search of Global Law: The Significance of the Earth Charter” (2004) Worldviews: Environment, Culture, Religion 8 no. 1: 62-75, “Die Erd-Charta: Entwurf einer Ethik der Nachhaltigkeit” (2002) Natur und Kultur 3: 57-72.