Legal birthday bash for Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change was adopted on 12 December 2015. To mark the occasion, LRI held a one-hour Zoom webinar for leading climate lawyers from around the globe who presented their ideas (in 3 minutes each) for the next steps in the UNFCCC process, specifically in the leadup and during COP26 in […]

Briefing on climate framework laws in Latin America

LRI has published a comparative legal analysis of climate framework laws in Latin America and their alignment with the Paris Agreement. The new briefing paper authored by a group of LRI lawyers led by Olivia Tattarletti assesses if, and to what extent, the laws reviewed meet the requirements of the Paris Agreement and, on that […]

Putting the law at the heart of the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement to combat climate change was adopted on 12 December 2015. To mark its fifth anniversary LRI will be holding a one-hour Zoom event to hear voices of the global legal community on priority issues that need to be addressed, specifically during COP26 in the UK in 2021, in order for the Paris […]

Law & sustainability colloquium at Peking University

You can now watch the event on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRJ77Ds4xsA On 4 November, the day after the US presidential election when the US withdrawal from the Paris Agreement takes effect (unless revoked beforehand) LRI’s director Christoph Schwarte will speak “at” Peking University. In his presentation “International …

Responding to climate change and COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the interdependency of human action, our natural world and the economy. It has also exacerbated vulnerabilities and inequalities, and brought home the message that we share one and the same planet.  As countries start bringing the pandemic under control and turn their attention to re-starting their economies, …