With rampant wildfires, drought, rising sea levels, and ever-stronger storms, the baleful effects of Climate Change are more and more evident. Prompted by small Pacific Island states, other countries from different regions of the globe face this as a threat to their national existence. In this context, Vanuatu has proposed bringing a request to the UN’s General Assembly for an Advisory Opinion in which the ICJ would articulate state responsibilities for the effects of Climate Change.
Vanuatu Ambassador Ode Tevi and Legal Adviser Kevin Chand will speak with Professor Michael Gerrard of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law & HRI Senior Fellow Professor Richard Dicker about the objectives of bringing such a request which has to be approved by half of the GA’s membership.
Lunch will be served.
Co-organized by the Human Rights Institute and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law.
Co-sponsored by the Columbia Climate School, Rightslink, and the Columbia Law School Society of International Law.
Only CLS affiliates may attend in-person.
Non-CLS affiliates may join on Zoom: https://tinyurl.com/Vanuatu-climatechange