LCAW | Rule of law and climate change

Photos taken at the Schools Climate Strike in London on Friday 24 May 2019.
Photos taken at the Schools Climate Strike in London on Friday 24 May 2019. Photo by Garry Knight on Flickr.
10:00 30 Jun 2021 Zoom Webinar

A safe, liveable climate is under threat. The rule of law is under attack in many places.

In this conversation, we will explore dimensions of the rule of law and climate change.

What happens to the rule of law in a changing climate? Can we mobilise concern for the climate to protect the rule of law?

Can we use the law to protect the climate? How can the law help secure a safe climate and a fair, resilient transition?


Philippe Sands is Professor of the Public Understanding of Law and Director of the Centre on International Courts and Tribunals at UCL. He was appointed Samuel and Judith Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School in 2019 and 2021. He is co-chairing the expert drafting panel convened by the Stop Ecocide Foundation on the legal definition of “ecocide” as a potential international crime.

Tom Burke is a co-founder of E3G and chairs its Board. He is Chairman of the China Dialogue Trust, a Trustee of Climate Advisors UK and a Visiting Professor at Imperial and University Colleges, London

Karla Hill is Associate Director – Political Economy and Governance at E3G, focused on identifying and enabling the institutions, actions, laws and alliances critical to driving effective, rapid and just global climate action.

Time: 10:00-11:00 BST



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