SOAS University of London

The role of strategic litigation in implementing the Paris Agreement

Farhana Yamin, CEO, Track 0 & UCL

Date: 9 March 2017Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 9 March 2017Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

The seminar will examine the role of strategic litigation in implementing the 2015 Paris Agreement. It will examine the legal provisions of the Paris Agreement and the challenges facing its implementation worldwide, including how the actions by the Trump Administration might impact political momentum and implementation of other countries. The seminar will provide an overview of key cases launched pre and post Paris in, e.g., the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Switzerland and USA and the prospects for further litigation to hold corporates and governments accountable. The seminar will conclude with a question and answer session & group discussion about the role of lawyers in the promoting climate justice.

Farhana Yamin is an internationally recognized environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert, she has advised leaders and countries for over 25 years. In addition to founding Track 0 she is an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, a visiting Professor at University College London and a member of the Global Agenda Council on Climate Change at the World Economic Forum. Between 1996 and 2002, she was Lead Author for three assessment reports for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on adaptation and mitigation issues. She continues to provide legal, strategy and policy advice to NGOs, foundations and developing nations on international climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC. She is currently climate advisor to President Hilda Heine of the Marshall Islands.

The seminar will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Room B111, Brunei Gallery (opp. Main Building), SOAS

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