WCEL is pleased to announce new changes to the WCEL Steering Committee
WCEL is pleased to welcome Nicholas Bryner as the new WCEL Deputy Chair, and Christina Voigt and Christina Pak as WCEL Steering Committee Members.
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Professor Antolini’s commitment and contribution to IUCN and WCEL has been invaluable and we hope you join us in congratulating her on her excellent work. Fortunately, Professor Antolini will continue to serve on the WCEL Steering Committee and contribute to WCEL initiatives in her new role.
WCEL also welcomes two new Steering Committee Members: Christina Voigt and Christina Pak. Professor Voigt is Professor in the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. As an expert in international environmental law, she is a premier scholar in the field of climate change, environmental multilateralism, and sustainability. Professor Voigt is a member of the IUCN Task Force on Climate Change and Chair of the WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group. In 2009, she was awarded the first IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Prize, and received the CISDL Legal Specialist Award for Climate Change in 2020.
Christina Pak serves as Principal Counsel of the Asian Development Bank and is responsible for managing the Office of General Counsel’s Law and Policy Reform Program. She oversees a diverse portfolio in the areas of environment protection and climate change, gender equality, private sector development, public-private partnerships and digital economy.
Christina leads ADB’s judicial capacity building program on environmental and climate change adjudication and Developing Environmental Law Champions Program which aims to improve environmental legal education in Asia and the Pacific. She also co-leads the Legal Readiness for Climate Finance and Climate Investments technical assistance which has been modernizing legal frameworks to attract greater international climate finance and climate investments into ADB’s developing member countries. Additionally, Christina specializes in international arbitration reform and has been assisting various countries in the South Pacific region accede to the New York Convention and put in place implementing arbitration law, including Fiji, Palau, Papua New Guinea and Tonga, and assisted Uzbekistan with its new Law on International Commercial Arbitration.
Please join us in welcoming our new Steering Committee Members!