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Ideas and Perspectives for a Climate Emergency Bill: Developing a Toolkit for Legislators to Tackle Climate Change

Date: 2 April 2020

Time: 17:30-19:30

Venue: Webinar

Programme: Download

Recording of the Webinar

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Event details

In May 2019 the UK parliament declared an "Environment and Climate Emergency". As interest in the climate emergency intensifies, and on the road to the COP26, this seminar seeks to think about and develop ideas on legislative solutions to tackle climate change more effectively. It focuses on the ideas for a new Climate Emergency Act in the UK, which hopefully might catalyse legislative developments around the world.

The webinar will discuss legal developments in the field of climate change from a comparative perspective, focusing on the legislative solutions which are being developed in other legal systems, and exploring the opportunities that have arisen and the challenges and constraints faced. It builds on an event on the role of climate change litigation that BIICL convened in January this year.


 Richard Drabble QC, Landmark Chambers


  • Baroness Worthington, House of Lords
  • Alex Goodman, Landmark Chambers and Rights:Community: Action
  • Prof. Birgitte Egelund Olsen, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • Marc ClĂ©ment, Administrative Court of Lyon, France

Closing remarks 

Lord Carnwath CVO, Justice of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

Event convened by Ivano Alogna, Arthur Watts Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law, Jean-Pierre Gauci, Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow in Public International Law, BIICL and Alex Goodman, Barrister, Landmark Chambers.


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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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