Climate change
Climate change

Participation in this event is by invitation only

At COP23 governments are meeting to advance the implementation of the Paris Agreement. The focus is on the development of guidelines on how the Paris Agreement’s provisions will be implemented across a wide range of issues including transparency, adaptation, emission reductions, provision of finance, capacity-building and technology. CIGI's International Law Research program will be participating in panel discussions and is a proud partner of the Climate Law and Governance Day 2017, a full-day symposium happening during COP23 at University Forum. The symposium aims to:

  • Profile and share innovative international, national, and local climate law and governance mechanisms, challenges and best practices;

  • Test how legal tools and institutional reforms can assist in implementing and increasing ambition in NDCs to inform the 2018 facilitative dialogue;

  • Catalyse knowledge exchange between delegates, legal practitioners and the legal academic community to co-generate new law and governance knowledge and approaches;

  • Facilitate collaboration and a law and governance community of practice to support capacity development to implement the Paris Agreement, the Paris Rulebook and COP22 outcomes, and SDG 13.

Event Speakers

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Freedom-Kai Phillips


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

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Julie Maupin

Senior Fellow

Julie Maupin is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.

Ling Chen

Former Research Associate, International Law Research Program
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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director, International Law

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.

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Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

assistant professor, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is a CIGI fellow and assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.

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