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.
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 marine and terrestrial biodiversity, traditional knowledge and climate change.
Julie Maupin is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP). She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.
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.
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.