IBA Annual Conference Paris 2023

29 Oct - 3 Nov 2023

Room 243, Level 2

Session information

Biodiversity - our life source, not just a resource: new legal instruments to protect and restore

Thursday 2 November (1430 - 1545)

Room 243, Level 2


Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee (Lead)
Agriculture and Food Section
Business Human Rights Committee
Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)
Indigenous Peoples Committee
Law Firm Management Committee
Mining Law Committee
Water Law Committee
Young Lawyers' Committee


Let’s talk openly, clearly and grounding on the best science about progressive extinction of species. What is missing to consider environmental natural resources asset as a crucial and urgent issue, such as climate change, to respect the next generations:

  • How can it be included properly in financial markets and the economy?
  • What are the potential parties entitled to file lawsuits to protect biodiversity?
  • What is the role of the extractive industries in the context of conservation?

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Professor Wilhelm Bergthaler Haslinger / Nagele Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria; Co-Chair, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee
Chiara Colamonico DLA Piper Italia, Rome, Italy
Els Reynaers M V Kini Law Firm, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India; Sustainability Initiatives Officer, Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee


Juliette Bril Fairway Avocats, Paris, France
Dörte Fouquet BBH Becker Büttner Held, Hamburg, Germany
Pooven Moodley Natural Justice, Cape Town, South Africa
Dr Pia Sethi CEDAR - Center for Ecology Development & Research, Gurugram, Haryana, India