Location: Virtual
Date: March 29, 2023

On July 28, 2022, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) overwhelmingly adopted a resolution which recognized “the human right to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment.” But what does a healthy environment look like, and what does a right to it entail?

Please join the O’Neill Institute and Georgetown Law’s Environmental Law & Policy Program for a virtual event that addresses the intersection of global health law and environmental law in the context of the right to a healthy environment.

The speakers will analyze the consequences of climate change and similar crises on human well-being, as well as explore the growing “One Health” approach. In discussing the origins of the UNGA resolution, the panel will also identify how the right to a healthy environment can influence the environmental, global health, and human rights legal regimes.


  • Renzo Guinto, Associate Professor of Global Public Health and Inaugural Director, Planetary and Global Health Program, St. Luke’s Medical Center College of Medicine (Philippines)
  • Daniel Magraw, Professorial Lecturer and Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS); President Emeritus, Center for International Environmental Law (SAIS)
  • Alexandra Phelan, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security

Moderated by: Lydia Slobodian, Director, Environmental Law and Policy Program, Georgetown University Law Center

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be sent to cynthia.sun@georgetown.edu.

A good-faith effort will be made to fulfill all requests made.