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Short Course: Climate Change Law

Course Outline

This short 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.

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Indicative course topics

  • United Nations Climate Change Regime
  • Principles of Climate Change Law
  • Climate Change Legal Mechanisms
  • Climate Change Litigation
  • Territory, Sovereignty and Climate Change
  • Migration and Climate Change Law
  • Business, Human Rights and Climate Change
  • Trade, Investment and Climate Change

Testimonials from past attendees

"A great overview of this important area of law covering varied and relevant facets of the subject."
"Very informative. Very enjoyable.""
Good management, timely sessions and excellent facilitators""...the content was relevant and thought provoking."
"It covers important salient issues in this area of law in a way that bridges both theory and practice."

Who is the course for?

This course would benefit practitioners in private law firms and NGOs; civil servants, provincial departments and local authorities; environmental managers in private sector; civil society organisations; activists, academics and students.

Course format

This course is offered both as a hybrid course over two days and as an online course providing 8 x 2 hours sessions.

Course cost

The course cost is £775 per person.

Course Discounts

Member discount: 15% discount for individual members of BIICL
Details of individual memberships at BIICL 

Group discounts:

  • 15% discount for groups of 3 or more attendees from NGO organisations or staff of government
  • 15% discount for groups of 5 or more attendees from commercial organisations

*Course cost is subject to change 


The British Institute of International and Comparative Law is committed to equality and opportunity in the legal profession and to support greater engagement of under-represented groups in the legal profession.

In our efforts in this regard we are delighted to offer 3 scholarships for each of our short courses to participants from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the legal community.

Find out more about training scholarships 

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