23rd November 2016
Time: 18:00-19:00 (Registration from 17:30)
Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Grotius Library, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP
The coming into effect of the Paris agreement is a major step forward in the fight to control climate change. But it is widely recognised to be no more than a start. The global commitment to limit increases to well below 2 degrees Celsius has been contrasted with the overall effect of the intended national contributions as they currently stand, which would lead to an increase of 3 degrees or more by 2100, described by some expert commentators as "catastrophic". The practical effect of the commitments in law is also open to serious debate. This lecture will look at some of the issues which may come before the courts, at national or international level, both under the agreement and more generally in managing the consequences of climate change.
Lord Carnwath is a Justice of the UK Supreme Court and a member of UNEP's International Advisory Council on Environmental Justice.
- Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of Public International Law and fellow of All Souls College, and Co-Director of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme of the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford
- Lord Carnwath, Justice of the Supreme Court
This event is convened by Kristin Hausler, Dorset Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law.
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This event is accredited for 1 CPD hour.
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- Full-time Student - £10
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