We are delighted to present the summary programme of this year’s Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) co-hosted by the University of Glasgow and taking place during COP26 Climate Summit. CLGD will feature a range of high-level plenaries addressing various aspects of climate change law and governance and sixteen specialist sessions including expert panels, roundtable discussions and workshops. The specialist sessions will in include a broad range of topics, from ‘Urban Planning through Regulatory Frameworks for & Investment in Rapid Decarbonisation of Cities’, over ‘Mapping Climate Laws & Policies Using Machine Learning’, to ‘Advancing Youth Movements for Climate Justice in the World’s Highest Court’. The University of Glasgow will contribute to this rich programme with two sessions.
The Experts Panel on the topic ‘Rising Temperatures, Expanding Human Rights and the Obligations of States and Private Actors for Global Climate Justice’ hosted by GCILS and the University of Stirling and co-chaired by Dr. Giedre Jokubauskaite, Lecturer in International Law at the University of Glasgow and Prof. Joanne Scott, Head of Department at the European University Institute will be discussing various themes human-rights-related themes such as: What are the key arguments in favour & against an expansive interpretation of core human rights obligations as means of achieving climate justice at the global level? Can human rights law be used to address the accountability gap in climate change law? What can leading human rights & climate justice experts offer as guidance on the limits of human rights &/or climate justice? Speakers include:
- Dr Lea Raible (Lecturer, University of Glasgow)
- Dr Kim Bouwer (Assistant Professor, Durham Law School)
- Dr Annalisa Savaresi (Associate Professor, University of Eastern Finland),
- Tracey Skillington (Director of the BA (Sociology) , Department of Sociology & Criminology, University of Cork)
- Joana Setzer (Assistant Professorial Research Fellow, Grantham Research Institute, London School of Economics & Political Science)
- Lucy Maxwell and Sarah Mead (Legal Counsels, Urgenda Foundation)
The Roundtable session ‘Inspiring a Collaborative Regulatory Philosophy through the Glasgow Forum on Rule of Law & Climate Finance’ chaired by Dr. Chi Zhang, Assistant Professor in Commercial Law at the University of Glasgow, will address the following questions: What characterizes global regulatory collaboration of carbon finance & green finance? How to develop just & efficient global finance markets by changing the current climate finance legal framework, striking a balance between developed & developing countries? How can world-class research provide a foundation for effective collaboration on climate change & what role can rule of law play in global climate finance & green finance markets? Discussants include:
- Dr Fenghua Li (Associate Professor, School of Law, University of International Business & Economics)
- Dr Meihui Zhang (Assistant Professor, School of Finance, Nankai University)
- Dr Ziyu Liu (Ph.D. Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Hong Kong)
Between the sessions and at the reception following the official programme participants get the chance for networking amongst the most experienced experts in the field of climate law and governance .