Prof. Prue Taylor is a Professor in Environmental and Planning Law at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, and the Deputy Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law and an elected member of the IUCN Commission of Environmental Law and its Ethics Specialist Group. Prue’s specialist interests are in the areas of climate change, human rights, environmental governance, ocean law and policy, property rights and environmental ethics. In 2007, Dr. Taylor received an outstanding achievement award from the IUCN in recognition of her contribution to law, ethics, and climate change. Her current research projects involve the following topics: local government and climate change; climate change ethics; common heritage of mankind and legal strategies for the commons.
Prof. Taylor contributed with classes for Module 5 of the MOOC “The Earth System as a Global Common”.