CIGI’s International Law Research Program is a sponsor of the Climate Law and Governance Day 2016 taking place in Marrakech to coincide with the UNFCCC COP 22.  At this critical moment, as the Paris Agreement on Climate Change comes into force, please join CIGI experts Wil Burns, Neil Craik, Oonagh Fitzgerald, Silvia Maciunas and Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, as well as a number of the CIGI ILRP graduate scholarship students, at this important event where the international environmental law experts tackle emerging issues of treaty implementation and climate governance. 

CLGD 2016 will convene a community of international and national leaders and actors, including justice, environment, development and other government authorities, judges, law faculties and legal institutes, law associations, and others responsible for inspiring, innovating and building the capacity of the new generations of law-makers. CLGD 2016 will:

  1. Increase awareness of the international, national, and local law and governance mechanisms and challenges relating to global efforts to address climate change,
  2. Co-generate new law and governance knowledge and approaches by stimulating exchange between delegates, legal practitioners and legal academics, and
  3. Strengthen capacity, collaboration and build a strong law and governance community to implement the Doha Amendment, Paris Agreement, Climate SDG, and COP22 outcomes.

An international call for partners, an Experts Roundtable during the UNFCCC Bonn meetings in May 2016, and meetings with Morocco’s leading faculties of Law have developed a substantive agenda for the day. The day-long event will take the form of an interactive dialogue with world-leading experts on international, national and local law and governance challenges in responding to climate change, covering the following themes:

  1. Climate Instruments: legal and institutional reforms such as incentives for mitigation, renewable energy and industries promotion, sustainable landscapes, and carbon pricing,
  2. Climate Justice: human rights, inter-generational equity, access to information and justice, public participation, transparency rules for stock-taking and accountability,
  3. Climate Finance: climate law and governance aspects of trade, investment and financial regulation, incentives for investment in green economy and low-carbon pathways,
  4. Climate Litigation: citizen suits and domestic courts roles in limiting climate change, addressing adaptation, the boundaries between adaptation and loss and damage, and migration and displacement related to the adverse impacts of climate change.

Interested participants should complete their registration before October 30, 2016.

Interested presenters should email the symposium coordinators at [email protected], with a short (e.g. 200-word) abstract of their paper explaining how it relates to one of the listed topics, and a 100-word biography, by October 20, 2016.

Further information on this call for registrations, and a downloadable invitation, can be found at climatelawgovernance.org/register.

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