May 2016 newsletter

The Special Rapporteur issued his eighteenth newsletter on May 23.  It emphasizes the importance of including environmental and social safeguards in the climate finance mechanism being negotiated the following week in Bonn.  It also describes the trip by Professor Knox in April to South Africa, where he participated in a conference on “New Frontiers in Global Environmental Constitutionalism” at North-West University, and a judicial workshop on applying human and constitutional rights to environmental issues, which was held at the University of Pretoria.