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Mobilising the rule of law in climate change

Mobilising the rule of law in climate change

School of Law
Date: Tuesday 02 November 2021
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Venue: Senate Room, Gilmorehill Building, University of Glasgow; Online
Category: , , Conferences
Speaker: Mary Robinson and Vanessa Nakate
Website: uofglasgow.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0vf-ytrz0uEtRpRIhAoiTpJbgsjqfUccqz

  • Organisers: School of Law Corporate and Financial Law Group
  • Partners: Hausfeld and BIICL

This event builds on the Declaration resulting from the Hausfeld-BIICL conference on climate litigation: 'Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis’.

It will feature a keynote address by Mary Robinson and Vanessa Nakate and two panel discussions, focussing on the Declaration and broader issues related to the role of courts, legislators and private market actors in addressing the climate crisis. We are excited to have a number of high-profile voices with a professional, academic and regulatory background. 

Confirmed speakers include:  

  • Luke Fletcher, Partner at Bate Wells
  • Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, and Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
  • Ida Levine, Impact Investing Institute 
  • Tom Riesenberg, Senior Regulatory Advisor to CERES 
  • Christina Voigt, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), Co-chair of the Paris Agreement´s Compliance and Implementation Committee 


2:00-2:15 Opening Remarks  

2:15-2:45 Opening Keynote (Vanessa Nakate, Mary Robinson) Presentation and Discussion of the Declaration 

2:45-3:40 Panel 1: The Role of Courts and Legislators, chaired by Ingrid Gubbay, Hausfeld 

3.40-3:50 Break  

3:50-4:45 Panel 2: The Role of Markets and Companies, chaired by Professor Iain MacNeil

4:45-5:00 Closing Remarks   

Panel discussions will feature an in-conversation format followed by Q&A. They will focus on the Declaration, its implications, and related issues.  

Please note that registration for this event closes on Sunday 24 October at 5pm.

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