Past Event

Advisory Opinions on Climate Change: An Overview

April 27, 2023
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Event Zoom

Advisory Opinions on Climate Change: An Overview of a Quartet of Simultaneous Requests

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This webinar will discuss the “quartet of initiatives” to request advisory opinions on climate change from these judicial bodies in three panels. Panel 1 discusses how we got there through a conversation with the campaigners and government representatives responsible for the mobilization to construct the requests. Panel 2 will invite a comparative analysis from legal experts on the legal questions posed to the judicial bodies. Panel 3 will provide some practical answers into the different legal processes and timelines moving forward.

Full program is listed below: 

8.30 am: Welcome and Opening Statement: Maria Antonia Tigre, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School

8.45-9.45 am: Panel 1: How Did We Get Here? A Conversation with the Campaigners and Government Representatives

Moderator: Lea Main-Klingst (ClientEarth)

Speakers: Vishal Prasad (PISFCC); Payam Akhavan (COSIS); Lúcia Solano (UN Mission of Colombia), Richard Ncube (Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa)

9.45-10.45 am: Panel 2: Where Are We Now? The Legal Questions Posed to the Judicial Bodies

Moderator: Dina Lupin (University of Southampton; GNHRE)

Speakers: Julian Aguon and Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh (Blue Ocean Law); Armando Rocha (Católica University, Portugal); Claudia de Windt (Inter-American Institute on Justice and Sustainability), Alfred Brownell (Yale Law School)

10.45-11.00 am: BREAK

11.00-12.00 pm: Panel 3: Where Are We Going? Next Steps and the Legal Processes Moving Forward

Moderator: Armando Rocha (Católica University, Portugal)

Speakers: Julia Sherman (Three Crowns LLP); Rozemarijn Roland Holst (Durham University); Rodrigo Jose da Costa Sales (Open Society Foundation); Yusra Suedi (LSE)

Contact Information

Kemi Adetayo
212 854 8213