Sustainable Development and Environmental Legal Services—arbitration, auditing, consulting, policy, litigation, mediation, transactional aspects— 

See Blog for recent Op Eds: Non-conventional Hydrocarbons in Colombia, Governance of Regional Envionmental Authorities in Colombia, US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement, and the Rio+20 Process (in Spanish).

Asesorias Legales en Desarrollo Sostenible y Derecho Ambiental—arbitraje, auditoría, consultoría, políticas, litigio, mediación, transacciones— 

 Ver Blog para Columnas de Opinión: Hidrocarburos No Convencionales, Reforma y Gobernanza de las Corporaciones Autónomas Regionales en Colombia, el Tratado de Libre Comercio EEUU-Colombia, y la Conferencia Rio+20 (en Español).


Prof. Victor M. Tafur

Co-Director UN Environmental Diplomacy Program
and Adjunct Faculty
78 N. Broadway
White Plains, New York 10603

Visiting Professor of Environmental Law
30 Campus Road, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York 12504-5000

Author # 1435981


Presentations / Presentaciones 

  • Sustainable Development Goals and the Agenda 2015-2030:Private Sector Perspectives, Seminar organized by Macias Gomez y Asociados, Bogotá, Colombia, July 2015
  • Investment and Environmental Aspects of the FTA US-Colombia, Colombo American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Colombia), Bogotá, Colombia, October 24, 2012.
  • The Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference and the Evolution of International Environmental Law, Universidad del Itsmo, Panama City, Panama, March 20, 2012.
  • The United States' Clean Water Act at 40, International conference to celebrate 15 years of the Environmental Law Program, Universidad del Rosario, Bogotá, Colombia, November 17-18, 2011.
  • Water Law, Energy, and Mining Conflicts in South America in the 21st Century: Open Veins or Sustainable Development?, Water Law Through the Lens of Conflict Colloquium, Australian Centre for Agriculture and Law, University of New England School of Law, Australia, January 5-6, 2011. 
  • Linkages Between Bioenergy and Biodiversity: Inclusive Market Development, 8th Annual Colloquium of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, Ghent, Belgium, September 14-17, 2010.
  • Climate Change Law and Policy in Colombia and Latin America, Colombian Center for Sustainable Development, II International Environmental Law Congress, Bogotá, Colombia, October 1-2, 2009.
  • Biofuels Potential, Challenges and Solutions in Latin America, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress, Barcelona, October 5-14, 2008.
  • Evidentiary Hearings before the New York State Department of Environmental Protection, New York State Bar Association, Environmental Law Section, Annual Fall Meeting, New York, September 26 - 28, 2008.
  • Legal Implications of Climate Change: The Future of Renewable Energy in the United States, Pace Law School, 30th Anniversary of the Environmental Law Program, White Plains, New York, October 20, 2007.
  • Revitalization of the Hudson River: PCBS, Power Plants and Watershed Protection, International Forum on the Environment, San Luis, Marahnao, Brazil, 2-5 June 2003.
  • Presentation on Sustainable Energy, Eleventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development, New York, May 6, 2003.
  • Comparative Colombian and United States Law of Civil Actions for Mass Injury (with M. Stuart Madden & Mary J. Davis), Sixth World Conference on Injury Prevention and Control (World Health Organization), Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 15, 2002.

Other Events/ Otros Eventos

  • Adviser, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, United Nations Intergovernmental Consultations and Negotiations on the Outcome Document for the Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, New York, 2015.
  • Adviser, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Consultations and Negotiations of the United Nations General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, New York, 2014.
  • Representative, Pace University Center for Environmental Legal Studies, IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in Barcelona, October 5-14, 2008.
  • Representative, Pace’s Energy and Climate Center (formerly Pace Energy Project), Global Village Energy Partnership consultations and workshops on rural energy for developing Latin American plans for action, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, July 2003.
  • Adviser, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, participated in the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Segment and Formal Sessions, New York, April/May 2003.
  • Adviser, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, Ninth Session of the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Segment and Formal Sessions on energy issues in New York, April-May 2001.