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Virtual Course: Climate Change Law

Date: Eight Sessions: 19, 26 October, 2,9,16,23,30 November and 7 December 2020

Time: 12.00 - 14.00 UK time

Venue: Online

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Course Details

This online course offers a comprehensive overview of climate change law and the legal responses to the current climate crisis. Bringing together a distinguished cohort of scholars and practitioners, the course is designed to provide participants with a working knowledge of the relevant legal frameworks as well as to enhance their understanding of the way climate change impacts other areas of international law including territory, human rights, trade and investment.

 By the end of the course, participants will:

  • Have a clear understanding of the principal elements of International and Comparative Climate Change Law;
  • Have a comprehension of the complex (scientific, economic, political and legal) framework of climate change issues;
  • Better understand the international regime and the global governance of climate change, including as it relates to other areas of international law;
  • Be able to critically assess the legal tools and principles related to climate change;
  • Be able to analyse the principal challenges relating to the implementation and compliance of climate change law;
  • Be able to identify national and international initiatives and opportunities for climate change action.

Indicative course topics:

  • The complexity of climate change law through science, politics and international law
  • The evolution of the United Nations climate change regime
  • The principles related to climate change
  • The climate change legal mechanisms
  • Multi-level climate governance
  • Territory, sovereignty and climate change
  • Human rights and climate change
  • Migration and climate change
  • Trade, investment and climate change
  • Climate change litigation

Course lead

Ivano Alogna,  Arthur Watts Research Fellow in Environmental and Climate Change Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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Course format

The virtual course format will consist of a series of eight 2 hours sessions in which live (synchronous) teaching is offered via Zoom. Participants will be able to interact with the tutors and amongst themselves on screen.

Pricing and Registration

The course cost is £550 per person (including VAT)

Course Discounts Available

We are conscious of the many challenges posed by the current crisis and are seeking to do our part to support people preparing for the legal market in the days after the crisis. In view of this, we are offering a 15% discount on our courses to anyone for whom the current situation has resulted in reduced or precarious employment.
Moreover, in our effort to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession, we are offering the same discount to people from such groups who take these courses.
To apply for the discount please Contact Us 

15% discount for student members of BIICL
Details of student membership 

30% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government

15% discount for groups of 4 or more attendees from commercial organisations

To make a booking for this course please contact The Events Team 

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 16 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Photography and Recording

Please note that our events may be photographed or audio recorded. These materials will be used for internal and external promotional purposes only by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If you object to appearing in the photographs, please let our photographer know on the day.

Alternatively you can email BIICL Marketing Manager, Carmel Brown in advance of the event that you are attending.

Event Cancellation Policy

When you register for an event you will be asked to confirm that you have read and understood our cancellation policy.

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