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Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance
Cambridge Symposium on Governing Global Climate Change - 28 Nov 2015

In condolence and solidarity with the citizens of Paris, with renewed determination and commitment to secure the strongest possible outcomes in the upcoming Paris negotiations on climate change, we would greatly appreciate it if you could share this announcement with your networks, and if interested, be welcome to register now for...

Governing Global Climate Change: Potential and Prospects of a Paris ‎Accord International Symposium‎ Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge

8:30 - 18hr / 28 Nov 2015

What global climate regime may be agreed in the 21st UN ‎Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties?

How to foster sustainable landscapes governance, and implement future legal and policy reforms for the low-carbon economy?

What is the future of climate change litigation, and how to realise human rights for climate justice?

You are invited to an international symposium on the law and governance of climate change, in the context of the negotiations for a new Paris accord, in the beautiful and historic University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.

Join climate negotiators, law-makers, experts, academics and students to debate crucial law and governance challenges. A rich and fascinating programme includes...

Eminent experts and leading academics and international law practitioners join us in Cambridge from across the world, in advance of the world’s renewed determination to secure a successful UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP21 in Paris:

* Mr. James Cameron, Chairman (Overseas Development Institute) tbc

* Ms. Bianca Jagger, Human Rights and Climate Change A‎dvocate (CIGI)

* Dr. Andrew Wardell, Senior Manager (CIFOR)

* Prof. Ying-Shih Hsieh, Chairman (Environmental Quality Protection Foundation)

* Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier, Senior Director (CISDL) & Affiliated Fellow (LCIL)

* Dr. Oonagh Fitzgerald, Director (CIGI ILRP)

* Prof. Christina Voigt, University of Oslo Faculty of Law and Senior Research Fellow (CISDL) tbc

* Dr. Markus Gehring, Cambridge Law Faculty, Lead Counsel (CISDL) and Fellow (LCIL)

* Prof. Jorge Viñuales, Cambridge Land Economy Dept, Director and Fellow (C-EENRG) tbc

* Prof. Sumudu Attapattu, University of Wisconsin, Lead Counsel (CISDL)

* Dr. Robert Kibugi, University of Nairobi Law Faculty, and Lead Counsel (CISDL)

Opening Plenary: Debate the potential of the new global climate change regime and potential of international measures for climate change mitigation, resilience and finance.

Experts Roundtables:

(i) human rights for climate justice

(ii) legal frameworks for sustainable landscapes

(iii) legal tools for the low-carbon economy

Luncheon Book Launches:

* Prof. Sumudu Atapattu’s new book titled Human Rights Approaches to Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities (Routledge 2015) &

* Prof Thomas Cottier (Professor & former Managing Director, World Trade Institute, University of Bern) The Quest for Distributive Justice in International Law: Equitable Principles of Maritime Boundary Delimitation (CUP, 2015)

Afternoon Plenary: Share how to make climate legislation work ‎on the ground - the challenges, the innovations and the solutions.

Further Experts Roundtables:

(iv) climate loss and damage, liability and compensation

(v) governance of REDD+ and sustainable forests

(vi) strategies for climate litigation

Closing Roundtable: Deliberate the future climate law and governance research and action agenda.

Venue: Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge (5 Cranmer Rd, Cambridge UK CN3 9LB).

Register now at:

Please hurry, as seats are limited.

For details: Please contact Francesse Joy J. Cordon, Associate Fellow and International Law on Sustainable Development Project Coordinator of CISDL at or check the CISDL website at

Hosts: Centre for International Sustainable ‎Development Law (CISDL), the Lauterpacht C‎entre for International Law (LCIL) and the Centre for Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Governance of the University of Cambridge, the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), the Environmental Quality Protection Foundation (EQPF) and a consortium of law faculties and institutes from across the world.