BCSC 2022 Speaker:

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Arthur van Buitenen is the Climate Justice Lead at IDLO – the International Development Law Organization. His work focuses on people centered justice: empowering climate vulnerable people to realize environmental rights, strengthening regulatory frameworks and institutional capacity for climate resilient development and improving governance of land and other natural resources. Before joining IDLO Arthur worked 14 years in the private sector, specializing in corporate responsibility, including advancing sustainable food and agriculture value chains. Prior to this he was in politics for over 10 years, working at the European Parliament and the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament. He started his professional career at IUCN Netherlands where he was actively engaged in UNCED and the discussions leading up to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity. He studied political science and international and European environmental law at Leiden University.


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