In this lecture Senior Fellow Roger Cox, in his first North American appearance, and a panel of Canadian legal experts discuss the possible role of Canadian judges in ordering governments to lower carbon emission and live up to international law commitments.

Mr. Cox, lawyer for the Urgenda Foundation, designed and was the lead attorney for the suit by 900 Dutch citizens resulting in the Court of The Hague’s ground-breaking ruling in June 2015 that ordered the Netherlands to reduce the country’s carbon emissions 25% by 2020. Citizens in other European countries — party to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change — are commencing suits based on the Urgenda ruling.

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