Sabin Center/UNEP Annual Conference on Global Climate Litigation Full Program

       Sabin Center-UNEP Annual Conference on Global Climate Litigation

                                                    April 19-20, 2022


Day 1 (April 19, 2022): 

Panel 1: Welcome Remarks and Keynote Address (9am-10.30am EST) 

Introductory remarks: Dr. Maria Antonia Tigre, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law 

Welcome remarks: Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Director of the Law Division, UNEP 

Welcome remarks: Prof. Michael Gerrard, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law 

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Joeri Rogelj, Director of Research, Grantham Institute - Climate Change & Environment

Keynote Speaker: Linda Yanti Sulistiawati, Senior Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Environmental Law, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, and Assoc.Prof, Faculty of Law, Universitas Gadjah Mada.

Panel 2: Climate Litigation and Human Rights (10.30am-12.00pm EST) 


Justice Ayesha Malik, Judge Supreme Court of Pakistan

Ademola Jegede, Professor, School of Law, University of Venda, Thohoyandou, South Africa

Lorena Zenteno Villa, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Edinburgh

Matt Floro, Special Counsel, Environmental Defenders Office

Riccardo Luporini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in International Law, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa 

Moderator: Dr. Linnéa Nordlander, Center for International Law and Governance, University of Copenhagen 

Coffee Break (12-12.30pm EST)

Panel 3: Youth-led climate litigation (12.30pm-1pm EST)


Mikiko Otani, Committee on the Rights of the Child

Iris Duquesne, plaintiff in Sacchi, et al. v. Argentina, et al. 

Laura Jiménez, plaintiff in Future Generations v. Ministry of the Environment and Others 

Ridhima Pandey, plaintiff in Sacchi, et al. v. Argentina, et al. 

Moderator: Juliana Cici, PhD Candidate, University of Geneva 

Panel 4: Private climate litigation (1.00pm-2.30pm EST)


Prof. Michael Hantke Domas, former judge of the Env. Tribunal of Chile

Bernard Namanya, Climate Change Law Consultant, BNB Advocates, Uganda

Carolina Piovano, Senior Associate Litigator, Clifford Chance LLP, Italy

Conrado M. Cornelius, Djokosoetono Research Center (DRC), Faculty of Law, Universitas Indonesia 

Tyson Dyck, Partner, Torys LLP, Canada 

Moderator: Andreas Hösli, University of Zurich, Swiss National Science Foundation  

Keynote Speaker: Ian Fry, Special Rapporteur on the protection and promotion of human rights in the context of climate change (2.30pm-3pm EST)

Day 2 (April 20, 2022): 

Keynote Speaker: Briony Eales, Asian Development Bank (9.00am-9.30am EST) 

Panel 5: Climate change regionally: comparative perspectives (9.30am-11.30am EST) 


Katrina Kuh, Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Dr. Ahmed M. Abdelsalam

Eeshan Chaturvedi, Assistant Dean, Jindal School of Environment and Sustainability 

Mingzhe Zhu 

Pedro Cisterna Gaete, PhD Candidate, University of Edinburgh 

Moderator: Milagros Mutsios Ramsay, LLM Candidate, Yale Law School

Keynote Speaker: “Separation of powers in climate litigation,” Prof. Christina Eckes, University of Amsterdam (11.30am-12pm EST) 

Coffee Break (12-12.30pm EST)

Panel 6: State responsibility and climate litigation (12.30pm-2pm EST)


Hermann Ott, Managing Director, ClientEarth Germany

Moumita Das Gupta, Research Fellow, Centre for Climate Justice, Bangladesh (CCJ-B) 

Prof. Muhammed T Ladan, Director General/ CEO, Nigerian institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Nigeria 

Natalia Urzola, Chief Operating Officer, Global Network of Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) 

Niall Toru, Senior Lawyer, Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland 

Moderator: Dr. Alessandro Monti, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen 

Panel 7: Climate change and courts (2pm-3.30pm EST)


Judge Edward Wabwoto, Judge of the Environment and Land Court, Kenya

Jolene Lin, Jolene Lin, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore

Dr. Maria Antonia Tigre, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Marlies Hesselman, University of Groningen 

Moderator: Dr. Matteo Fermeglia, Assistant Professor and Post-Doctoral Assistant in international and European Environmental Law, Hasselt University