TITLE: Human Environment Challenges, Domestic and International
SPEAKER: Barry Hill
EVENT DATE: 04/27/2009
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 60 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
In his talk, Barry Hill defined "human environment challenges," and discussed the relationship between the rule of law and government enforcement of protective environmental laws to address these challenges. He spoke about one of the most pressing human environment challenges: the availability of clean water both in U.S. territories and internationally. He stressed the importance of measuring governmental performance through appropriate performance measures, using Jordan as an example of how he works with other countries.
Speaker Biography: Barry Hill is a distinguished public servant, author and academic, who in his present position is responsible for coordinating the EPA's capacity-building initiatives for foreign governments in environmental law and policy. Additionally, he is responsible for enforcement and compliance assurance and helps to train foreign judges in environmental law. Recently, his new textbook/handbook, "Environmental Justice: Legal Theory and Practice" (March 2009), was published by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), a leading think tank in environmental law and policy.