The Foundations of the Aarhus Convention Environmental Democracy, Rights and Stewardship (Hart 2020) is an important new monograph that offers an innovative new analysis of the Aarhus Convention. This book digs deep into the foundations of the Aarhus Convention, examining its ambitious potential through the lens of three foundational purposes – environmental rights, democracy and stewardship. In so doing, it contributes to our understanding both of the Convention and our understanding of three important purposes that inhabit environmental law, unravelling and reassembling them to build meaning into our broad-brush descriptions. Emily Barritt (KCL) in conversation with Liz Fisher will discuss the book, its genesis, and much else beside.