On November 2, the School of Law at the University of Glasgow held ‘Mobilising the Rule of Law in Climate Change’, co-organised with the leading global law firm Hausfeld and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) .
This event built on the Declaration on Climate Change, the rule of Law and the Courts resulting from the Summit ‘Our Future in the Balance: The Role of Courts and Tribunals in Meeting the Climate Crisis’.
Over 100 people attended in person and online to see the keynote addresses by Mary Robinson and Vanessa Nakate, who emphasized the urgency of the climate crisis and the moral obligation of courts, policy-makers, and legal experts to take action. The event also featured two thought-provoking panel discussions with guest speakers including:
Luke Fletcher, Partner at Bate Wells
Michael B. Gerrard, Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law
Ida Levine, Impact Investing Institute
Tom Riesenberg, Sustainability Consultant, and Former Director of Legal and Regulatory Policy, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board
Christina Voigt, Professor of Law at the University of Oslo, Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), Co-chair of the Paris Agreement´s Compliance and Implementation Committee
The discussions were moderated by Ingrid Gubbay (Hausfeld) and Iain MacNeil (University of Glasgow School of Law).
For a recording of the event, please click https://uofglasgow.zoom.us/rec/share/U54Y6b7DGuHabYKNVq6YU-7pGp0VoloK7zbmmcgR4P5d5I7hFJeFT3aNXOlU-S6c.84ua70YrQdsFcGd1 Passcode: 52r1*1j=