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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance

Global Pact Coalition - Cambridge Launch Conference

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for the 'Launch of the Global Pact Coalition’ on 31st March 2021 (5pm UK time), co-hosted by the Global Pact Coalition and the Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG, University of Cambridge).

Since 2018, the Global Pact for the Environment project is under discussion in the United Nations. Some states oppose its adoption. But the good news is: there’s still a chance! Civil society can come together and demand that States recognize our right to live in a healthy environment.

In 2022, a declaration will be adopted to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Stockholm Conference. In order for the declaration to live up to expectations, civil society needs to unite behind a single motto: ambition for the planet.


The Global Pact Coalition has been formed to rally all stakeholders behind the call to jointly push states to act and adopt a Global Pact for the Environment.

In the upcoming event, the speakers will address the following four questions: (1) What Is a Global Pact for the Environment? (2) Why do we need such a text? (3) How would this adoption have a concrete impact? (4) Where are negotiations heading to?

Speakers in the event include:

  • Yann Aguila, Director General of the Global Pact Coalition,
  • Ginevra le Moli, Professor at Leiden University,
  • Maria Antonia Tigre, Regional Director for Latin America at the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment,
  • Jorge E. Viñuales, Harold Samuel Professor, University of Cambridge.

Everyone is welcome and can register here or via the link in the posterOnce registered, you will receive a Zoom link to join the discussion on the day of the event.

For more information, please find the poster attached, view introductory Youtube video, or visit the official Global Pact for the Environment website.

We are looking forward to welcoming many of you in the event.