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 has been a CIGI senior fellow since 2014. An expert in international economic law, Armand is professor emeritus and Jean Monnet Chair in the Law of International Economic Integration at McGill University.

Freedom-Kai Phillips is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research on climate change, clean technology and sustainable development.

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.

As director of international law at CIGI, Oonagh Fitzgerald established and oversees CIGI’s international law research agenda, which includes policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, intellectual property law and innovation, and Indigenous law.

Silvia Maciunas is a senior fellow at CIGI whose research assesses how climate change protection measures are affected by the international legal framework within the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.