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.


  • As director of international law at CIGI, 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.

  • Patrícia Galvão Ferreira is a post-doctoral fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. While at CIGI, she will research the evolution of transnational regulatory initiatives to address climate change and examine how Canada can contribute to promote compliance among emerging economies with large emissions.