Aug 28: Climate Change, International Law and the Green Economy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Fraser Building, room 209
University of Victoria

The Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), University of Victoria Faculty of Law, International Law Association (ILA) and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network of Canada (SDSN) are hosting a two-hour lunchtime seminar on Climate Change, International Law and the Green Economy. The seminar addresses the importance of law for climate change, and how legal and governance reform can support the realization of all green economy sustainable development goals.

The guest speakers are:

  • Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger: "International Law on Climate Change - From Principles to Practice?"
    Professor Cordonier Segger is a Professor of Law at the School of Environment, Enterprise and Development in the Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, and International Advisor of the Interdisciplinary Centre on Climate Change (IC3). She serves as C-EENRG and LCIL Fellow in the University of Cambridge and Senior Director of the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL). She has published 20 books and over 120 papers in five languages, edits the Cambridge University Press Implementing Treaties on Sustainable Development Series, and serves on the Editorial Boards of 7 law journals.

  • Dr. Markus Gehring: "Economic Law and Climate Change - From Foe to Friend?"
    Dr. Gehring is a Lecturer In the Faculty of Law at Cambridge University. He has been a Visiting Professor in several law faculties around the world and held a Jean Monnet Research Chair ad personam in Sustainable Development Law at the University of Ottawa Law Faculty in Canada. He is an Expert in the Centre for European Legal Studies (CELS), Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Hughes and a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He serves as Lead Counsel for Sustainable Trade, Investment and Finance Law with the Centre of International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), based at McGill University. He edits the book series on Implementation of Sustainable Development Treaties with Cambridge University Press and is author of several publications on EU, International and Sustainable Development Law. 

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