ClientEarth Summit - Day 1, The role of the law in the fight for our planet
Session 4: The power of law
9 November at 2:30pm GMT | 3:30pm CET | 9:30am EST - Duration 1 hour
In the face of the environmental crisis, the global legal community is uniting to accelerate action for the planet. How are lawyers around the world pioneering the use of the law for people, nature and the climate?
As the climate and environmental crises intensify, lawyers from different fields and backgrounds are turning their skills toward safeguarding the natural world. The environmental legal community is becoming more creative, innovative and sophisticated over time, demonstrating how a labyrinth of legal frameworks including human rights law, constitutional law, state aid, tort law, corporate law, and environmental law can all be wielded towards achieving the same goal of safeguarding a healthy, liveable planet.
With an onslaught of cases being brought across six continents, it has been a spectacular year for lawyers and civil society taking legal action for climate and nature. Our speakers bring stories from the front line of some of these legal wins to shed light on the recent successes, and look towards how the future cases can build on this action to accelerate lasting change for the planet.
Speakers Dr. Andrew Jackson, Assistant Professor in Planning and Environmental Law, University College Dublin
Kristin Casper, Senior Legal Counsel for Strategic Litigation, Greenpeace International
Tessa Khan, Co Director, Climate Litigation Network - Urgenda
Moderator Maria-Krystyna Duval, Head of Climate, ClientEarth
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Monday, November 9, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Who can attend?Anyone with the event link can attend
Co Director @ Climate Litigation Network - Urgenda
Tessa Khan is an international human rights and climate change lawyer. She is co-founder and Co-Director of the Climate Litigation Network (CLN), a project of the Urgenda Foundation, and was a member of Urgenda’s legal team in its groundbreaking...
Kristin Casper serves as senior legal counsel for strategic litigation at Greenpeace International, advising on the development and execution of cutting-edge legal strategies to hold governments and corporations accountable for the climate...
Assistant Professor in Planning and Environmental Law @ University College Dublin
Dr. Andrew Jackson is Assistant Professor of Environmental Law at University College Dublin and a solicitor with O’Connell and Clarke. Andrew has litigated public interest environmental cases for many years, including before the Irish, English and...
New to ClientEarth, Maria-Krystyna most recently advised the New Zealand government on the economic, fiscal and wellbeing impacts of climate change policy. She advised on the Zero Carbon Act, reforms to the Emissions Trading Scheme and the...