Daniel Vollmer is an associate at Resilient LLP. He provides strong support for Resilient’s practice in climate change law, carbon trading and Indigenous rights. Daniel’s experience includes assisting on energy and climate regulatory matters, energy storage procurement and project finance, Indigenous rights, advising on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC), Treaty rights and the duty to consult and accommodate, ESG-I matters and policy, and climate-related financial disclosure.
Daniel earned a Doctor of Laws degree in public international human rights law from Stellenbosch University, South Africa, where he also earned a Bachelor of Laws degree. Daniel earned a Bachelor of Arts in international studies with concentrations in international law and conflict resolution from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, where he was a NCAA Division I swimmer, Academic Team All-American (2007-2009), and four-year varsity letter winner.
Daniel presented his doctoral research on advancing international and regional human rights in Africa at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK, and interned at the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute, a leading international human rights organization, where he conducted research on extractive industries in Africa, Europe, and North America. In his final year of law school, Daniel worked at the Stellenbosch University Law Clinic providing legal aid assistance in the Cape Winelands region outside of Cape Town, South Africa. Daniel previously served as the Public Affairs Liaison for the Ontario Bar Association’s Natural Resources and Energy Law Section (NRELS) and is currently a member of the executive of both the NRELS and the OBA’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Community.
Doctor of Laws (LLD) – Stellenbosch University, 2017.
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) – Stellenbosch University, 2013.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), International Studies – Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver, 2010.
- Vollmer, D. et al. (2022) “Global perspectives of Africa: Harnessing the Universal Periodic Review to process sexual and gender-based violence in SADC member states”. Stellenbosch Law Review (Volume 33, Issue 1) (Full Article).
DeMarco, L., McGillivray, J. and Vollmer, D. (2020) “The New World of Climate Change and ESG Disclosure”. Energy Regulation Quarterly (Volume 8, Issue 4) (Full Article).
DeMarco, L. and Vollmer, D. (2020) “The Good Fight”. IETA 2020 GHG Report (Full Report).
Vollmer, D. (2019) “Reflections of an intern: Awaiting landmark decision in UK Supreme Court case on parent company liability”. International Bar Association.
Vollmer, D. (2017) “Queer families: An analysis of non-heteronormative family rights under the African human rights system”. Stellenbosch University.
SELECTED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- Vollmer, D. (2023) Lecturer: “Connecting Climate to Corporate ESG Strategy”. Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk & the Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada.
- Vollmer, D. (2023) Guest Lecturer: “The Legal Implications of Climate Change and Trading Emissions Credits”. Climate Change and Legal Change, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada
- Vollmer, D. (2022) Lecturer: “Corporate ESG Specific to Climate”. Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk & the Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Vollmer, D. (2021) Lecturer: “Corporate ESG Specific to Climate”. Osgoode Certificate in ESG, Climate Risk & the Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada.
Vollmer, D. (2021) Co-Speaker: “Global Perspectives of Africa: Harnessing the Universal Periodic Review to process SGBV in SADC member states”. International Conference: The Responsiveness of the African human rights system to sexual and gender based violence, hosted by Stellenbosch University and the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, Stellenbosch, South Africa.