Klaus Bosselmann

Eco-Lawyer | Global Activist

Klaus Bosselmann is Professor of Law and Founding Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland. He has done consulting work for the United Nations, the European Union and the governments of Germany and New Zealand and currently chairs the Ecological Law and Governance Association, the Global Ecological Integrity Group and the Earth Trusteeship Initiative.

Klaus is the author or editor of 30 books and 150 articles on international environmental law, global governance, and ecological law. For his pioneering work he received numerous awards including the Inaugural Senior Scholarship Prize of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law and recently the International Carlowitz Sustainability Award.

A long-term advocate of Earth governance, Klaus believes that states have a legal duty to protect the integrity of the Earth system. We, as civil society, must hold governments accountable for any neglect of taking this duty seriously.