Legislating the Paris Agreement



Legislating the Paris Climate Agreement

Tuesday 27 September 2016

17:00 – 19:00 followed by a drinks reception

PwC, 7 More London, Riverside, London SE1 2RT

In collaboration with the Climate & Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), LRI will be hosting an expert panel discussion, focused on the legal challenges and requirements of developing nations in implementing their nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

Last year, representatives from 195 countries gathered in Paris to agree on a new climate agreement. Heralded as a diplomatic success, the future of the Paris Agreement lies in the capability of domestic nations to implement their national climate action plans, submitted in their NDC. Moderated by Edward King of Climate Home, this event will facilitate an interactive discussion between development organisations, donor agencies, legal professionals and representatives of foreign missions based in London with the aim of identifying the key legal challenges and priorities for climate legislation post-Paris. The issues raised in this discussion will feed into an expert workshop the following day to address the different approaches necessary in developing complex climate legislation.

This event will mark the launch of a new initiative by the legal community and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), offering expert legal advice to vulnerable countries in order to translate international climate ambition into action. The panel members will include:

  • Kiran Sura, CDKN: next steps in the implementation of INDCs
  • Maria Socorro Manguiat, UNEP: supporting developing countries post-Paris
  • Kate Cook, LRI and Matrix Chambers: legal support for developing countries
  • Marianna Bolshakova, UNFCCC secretariat: priorities for legal support post-Paris
  • Michael Burger, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School: climate legislation globally
  • Seth Osafo, Legal Adviser to the African Group of Negotiators in the UNFCCC negotiations: climate legislation in Africa
  • Augustine Njamnshi, Pan African Climate Justice Alliance: participation in developing legislation

For more information about the event please contact events@legalresponseinitiative.org.