The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21/CMP11) will be taking place in Paris from 30 November to 11 December 2015. It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the 11th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the 1997 Kyoto Protocol (CMP11). The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate change.
UKELA, PEBA and ALBA are putting on an event to coincide with COP21/CMP11 to look at climate change and the courts, considering what is the future role of national courts, lawyers and the rule of law in dealing with climate change issues. Speakers will look at a range of issues including the Climate Change Act and the possible outcomes of COP21/CMP11.
Lord Carnwath, Supreme Court Justice
Professor Richard Macrory, University College London
Tom Burke, Chairman of E3G, Third Generation Environmentalism, and an Environmental Policy Adviser (part time) to Rio Tinto plc
Sarah Kohl, Deputy Director, Head of the Climate Change legal team at the Department of Energy & Climate Change
The event will be chaired by James Maurici QC, Landmark Chambers.
It is taking place at the offices of Mishcon de Reya LLP, Africa House, 70 Kingsway, London WC2B 6AH.
Hosted and sponsored by Mishcon de Reya LLP.
Date: 1 December 2015