Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, NZ
Prue Taylor teaches environmental law at the School of Architecture and Planning, University of Auckland, NZ. She is the Deputy Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law and a member of the IUCN Commission of Environmental Law and its Ethics Specialist Group. Her research interests are in the areas of climate change, human rights, environmental and commons governance, ocean law and policy, property rights and environmental ethics. She has authored numerous books and articles in these areas.
In recent years, she has developed a particular expertise in relation to the law and governance concept; the ‘common heritage of mankind’. Her work has focused on revealing and developing the potential of this concept for the governance of the global commons.