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 is a CIGI fellow who contributes to research on climate change, clean technology and sustainable development.
Julie Maupin is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also director of social impact and public regulatory affairs at the IOTA Foundation.
Ling Chen is a research associate with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP).
Oonagh E. Fitzgerald was director of international law at CIGI from April 2014 to February 2020.
In this role, she established and oversaw CIGI’s international law research agenda, which included policy-relevant research on issues of international economic law, environmental law, IP 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.
Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty is a CIGI fellow and assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society at Arizona State University.