COP26 taking place this November in Glasgow will present a crucial opportunity for remaining issues of Paris Agreement implementation to be discussed and finalised. Exploring interlinkages between the climate regime and other international legal frameworks and engaging the broadest possible array of partners from across different sectors will be vital if the objectives of the Paris Agreement are to be achieved. The ‘Climate Change, the Sustainable Development Goals and the Law’ Conference, in the lead-up to COP26, will feature two half-days of expert panel presentations by leading practitioners, researchers & academics in the areas of law, climate change, politics and land economy and beyond.
Taking place fully online on Friday afternoon 29 October and Saturday morning 30 October 2021, the conference, which is co-hosted by the, University of Cambridge and the University of Strathclyde and the University of Glasgow and GCILS, will focus on the following five themes, linked to the COP26 debates:
- Advancing Paris Agreement Innovations– Progress and opportunities in transparency, markets and non- market instruments, finance, loss & damage, compliance & implementation mechanisms.
- Scaling-up Climate Legal Frameworks for Action – Effective climate governance, public and private sector industry-wide, cross-sectoral and entire value and supply-chain GHG mitigation standards, rights-based approaches, loss and damage, human mobility and climate justice litigation.
- Designing International Interlinkages & Engagement– Climate change in regimes on maritime governance, biodiversity, ozone, civil aviation, trade, investment, human rights, peace and security.
- Scaling up Nature-Based Solutions for Mitigation & Resilience– Legal and governance frameworks for adaptation and resilience and addressing loss and damage, conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial, marine and ocean ecosystems, promotion of sustainable development.
- Incentivizing Climate-Positive Measures to Foster Ambition Towards Carbon Neutrality & Carbon Negativity– State and regional policies and legislation for rapid decarbonisation, as well as broader public and private international law and policy measures to promote clean energies and incentivize carbon-negative technologies at all levels.