SOAS University of London

The Role of Litigation in Combating Climate Change

Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth

Date: 1 December 2016Time: 7:00 PM

Finishes: 1 December 2016Time: 9:00 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: B111

Type of Event: Seminar

In this seminar we will review the role litigation and the courts can play in the fight against climate change. Increasingly citizens, frustrated by the lack of progress made by their governments in tackling climate change, are resorting to the courts for redress. We will consider some of these claims and the reasons why they have succeeded or failed, and by doing so we aim to answer the question, are the court’s able to meet the challenge posed by climate change?

Gillian Lobo is a climate lawyer at ClientEarth. She specialises in civil litigation and has been involved in a wide range of negligence and human rights cases, including a leading Supreme Court case on the application of Article 2 of the European Convention on Human Rights to soldiers on active service. She also worked on the disability provisions in the Equality Act 2010. She is a qualified solicitor and holds a law degree from the University of Sheffield and masters in law and development from the School of Oriental and African Studies.

The seminar will take place from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in Room B111, Brunei Gallery, SOAS - All Welcome

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