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London lawyers, climate change and justice

6:00pm to 7:30pm
BRYAN CAVE LEIGHTON PAISNER LLP , ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, EC4R 9HA, United Kingdom
Free
Law and policy

A panel discussion on how lawyers from very different walks of life may contribute to fair and equitable climate change responses worldwide. The event will present a variety of approaches and projects that seek to ensure that justice is at the heart of international and domestic law and policy on climate change. This will include examples of how the legal community in the UK supports new climate legislation in the Global South on a pro bono basis, strengthens legal capacity and seeks to protect the most vulnerable in society.

Welcome by Kiran Arora, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Speakers:

  • Seth Osafo, Legal Adviser African Group of Negotiators: developing countries' efforts to promote global climate justice
  • Richard Dyton, Simmons & Simmons: how lawyers in the UK engage with the need for support and why
  • Gita Parihar, former legal counsel FoE & Climate Justice Fund: protecting vulnerable communities in the South
  • Adrienne Joy, ROLE UK: strengthening good governance and human rights in developing country jurisdictions
  • Silke Golberg, Herbert Smith Freehills: climate law capacity building worldwide

Moderation: Christoph Schwarte, Legal Response International

 

Event contact:

[email protected]

 

Venue accessibility:

  • Accessible toilet
  • Suitable for wheelchair users or people with mobility impairments
  • Step free access
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