Climate Change and Aviation Law: Offsets and the Paris Agreement

Thursday, October 6, 2016 - 11:00 AM
Workshop Room, 4th Floor, ICAO Building , 999 Boulevard Robert-Bourassa, Montréal
Public Event: Workshop
Oct 6

Following the Paris Agreement at COP21, and looking forward to the potential outcomes of COP22 in Marrakesh, carbon offsetting will gain increased emphasis particularly in the context of ongoing discussions at relating to aviation law. This panel will explore legal and functional considerations.

Event Speakers

Armand de Mestral is a senior fellow at CIGI. He is an expert in international economic law, and professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

Markus Gehring is a CIGI senior fellow focusing on international economic law, trade and climate change, as well as trade, investment and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He is also the Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law with the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge.

Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020. In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP law and innovation, and Indigenous law.