Together with the University of Cambridge and the University of Strathclyde, the University of Glasgow and GCILS are hosting an online conference on ‘Climate Change, the SDGs and the Law’ on Friday afternoon 29 October and Saturday morning 30 October 2021.

The conference will feature keynotes and experts plenaries with leading practitioners, researchers and academics in the areas of law, climate change, politics and land economy and beyond, as well as special climate law careers sessions for emerging scholars, junior law and governance practitioners and students. One of the most outstanding features of the event builds on discussions from London Climate Action Week, which launched the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA): a special Climate Law in Practice plenary session, initiating a new series of careers webinars / fireside chats for leading law students and junior practitioners which engage leading NZLA lawyers, as a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford with the NZLA. 

Key Speakers/Chairs include: Professor David Boyd, UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights & the Environment & Associate Professor of Law, Policy & Sustainability, University of British Columbia; Lord Robert Carnwath, Emeritus Professor, University of London and former UK Supreme Court Justice; Prof Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professor, University of Cambridge, CISDL Senior Director & Executive Secretary, UNFCCC COP26 Climate Law & Governance Initiative; Dr. Douglas Leys, General Counsel, Green Climate Fund; Professor Christina Voigt, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Chair of the ICUN World Commission on Environmental Law, Paris Agreement Implementation & Compliance Committee.

Register for the event here and find the detailed programme here.