Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change

This event organised by the School's Corporate and Financial Law Group, in partnership with Hausfeld and BIICL, took place on 2 November. A follow up to the summer Hausfeld-BIICL conference on climate litigation, it built on the Declaration resulting from the Summit 'Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis’.  

Opening Remarks: University of Glasgow School of Law, Hausfeld, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Keynote Address, Presentation and Discussion of the Declaration on Climate Change, Rule of Law and the Courts
Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland, Chair of The Elders, Former UN Special Envoy on Climate Change and High Commissioner for Human Rights
Vanessa Nakate, Climate Activist and Founder, Youth for Future Africa and the Rise Up Movement

Panel 1 – The Role of Courts and Legislators

Chaired by Ingrid Gubbay, Head of Human Rights and Environmental Law Disputes, Hausfeld

  • Michael Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, and Director of the
    Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School
  • Christina Voigt, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Chair of the IUCN World
    Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), and Co-chair of the Paris Agreement’s
    Compliance and Implementation Committee
  • David R. Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
  • Birsha Ohdedar, Lecturer in Law, School of Law & Human Rights Centre, University of

Panel 2 – The Role of Markets and Companies

Chaired by Iain MacNeil, Alexander Stone Chair of Commercial Law, University of Glasgow

  • Thomas Riesenberg, Sustainability Consultant, and Former Director of Legal and
    Regulatory Policy, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
  • Ida Levine, Director and Lead Expert, Impact Investing Institute, and Principal with
    Two Rivers Associates Ltd
  • Luke Fletcher, Partner, Bateswells


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