The CIGI International Law Research Program held its first multi-stakeholder environmental law consultation workshop in Toronto on February 18, 2015. This report summarizes observations from the workshop, and recommended areas for future international law research.

The day-long consultation workshop comprised the following sessions: International, Transnational and Private Law Frameworks Relevant to Climate Change; Contribution of Subnational Entities; Role of Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples; Role of Business and Industry; Green Transition, Innovation and Resilience; and Courts, Remedies and Adjudication.


  • 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.