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

Research Associate, International Law Research Program

Freedom-Kai Phillips joined CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP) as a research associate in 2016. At CIGI, his research interests include international environmental law, with a focus on sustainable development. 

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Julie Maupin

CIGI Senior Fellow

Julie Maupin is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective January 2016. She is also a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.

Ling Chen

Ling Chen

Research Associate, International Law Research Program

Ling Chen is a research associate with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP).

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Oonagh Fitzgerald

Director of the International Law Research Program

As director of CIGI’s International Law Research Program, 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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Silvia Maciunas

Deputy Director, Environmental Law, International Law Research Program

Silvia Maciunas is the deputy director of international environmental law, with CIGI's International Law Research Program. In this role, Silvia provides strategic guidance, operations coordination and management of the thematic area. Previously, she was a CIGI senior research fellow from July 2016 to February 2017.

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Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty

Post-Doctoral Fellow, International Law Research Program

Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. While at CIGI, her research will examine the governance structures addressing global commons environmental issues, with a special emphasis on geoengineering.