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Corporate Accountability and Liability Mechanisms for Climate Change: Practitioners' Workshop

Date: 27 September 2021

Time: 14:00-15:30 (UK Time)

Venue: Online


Event Details

The question as to how companies should be addressing their impacts on climate change has never been as urgent. The recent decision in the Netherlands in Milieudefensie v Shell is another example of legal and societal expectations that companies should take proactive steps towards reducing and even eliminating their contributions to the various factors that fuel climate change. These concerns have not only surfaced in litigation around the world, but also in other methods of holding companies accountable, such as through investor pressure, public procurement, financial decisions, and reputation-focused campaigns by civil society. Many of these accountability models have legal implications for companies although they do not necessarily provide for legal liability or access to remedy for people and the planet.

This closed, invitation-only legal practitioners' workshop will follow the morning's public webinar. It will be an actively moderated roundtable discussion focusing not only on climate-specific examples but also related comparative legal models.

Participants will be asked to consider practical and legal questions relating to the different models of corporate accountability and liability for climate change impacts. Building on the framework and concepts discussed during the morning session, the session will take a more practical deep-dive into how these models could be applied going forward.

Pricing and Registration

This is a a closed workshop, open only to members of the Human Rights Due Diligence Forum (HRDD) and invited guests. HRDD Forum members wishing to attend can register by emailing the Events team.

This workshop discussion will be subject to Chatham House Rules.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 1.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

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