Professor Nicholas A. ROBINSON is an Environmental Law Professor from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. Since the 1972 Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment, Professor Robinson has been a leader in the environmental legal programs of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). He edited the United Nations’ praparatory work for the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, served on the drafting team for the UN World Charter for Nature, and was both IUCN’s Legal Advisor and Chair of its World Commission on Environmental Law. He led the formation of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. He has specialized in the law of environmental impact assessment since 1969, and founded the environmental legal education programs at Pace University in New York. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Normandy for Peace Chair on Law and Future Generations (Sept. 2019-Sept. 2022).
Background to the Normandy Chair for Peace
The Normandy Chair for Peace will work over the next four years on various legal changes at an international and also French and Norman level, relating to the new field of rights of future generations. The Chair for Excellence, a unique tool, will bring together fundamental reflection, diverse universities research and links with civil society. This growing knowledge base will benefit citizens now and in the future, and will be the fruit of community action, locally and within the world of international scientific diplomacy.