Climate Change and its Challenges for the International Legal System

Venue: Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 17, 2008
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The Annual Conference 2008 will focus on climate change. Concerns about the effects of climate change are being considered at national and international levels in a variety of disciplines. The impact on international law has not been explored to any significant extent. This conference will explore the effects of climate change on international law, both from within and outside the law, and through international and comparative perspectives. This is a very timely conference with the growing recognition of the need for international cooperation and regulation, as part of a rule of law, being a vital aspect for the future.

Plenary Sessions:

Impact of Climate Change on International Law-making

Chair: Catherine Redgwell

Many areas of international law are affected, directly and indirectly by climate change. This panel will explore the impact on international law-making in areas such as international economic law, humanitarian law, environmental law, law of the sea, and human rights.

Challenges for International Law -Making on Climate Change from Outside the Law

Chair: James Cameron

Climate change issues are being discussed in many disciplines. This panel will comprise speakers who encounter international law in their work, such as scientists, business people, economists and diplomats.

Climate Change and National and Comparative Law

Chair: John Ashton

There are a number of different approaches to climate change being undertaken in various countries and regions. This panel comprises speakers from a range of national and regional backgrounds discussing their legal approaches in relation to climate change.

Shaping the Contours for the Future

Chair: Philippe Sands

The final session will offer thoughts and concluding comments as to the practical realities of drafting climate change treaties.


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