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 Agreement to succeed.

The event will take place on Thursday 10 December 14:00 – 15:00 UTC/GMT = 9 am Eastern Standard Time (EST), 15:00 Central European Time (CET), 16:00 Central African Time (CAT), 19:30 Indian Standard Time (IST), 22:00 China Standard Time (CST) and 22:00 Australian Western Standard Time (AWST).

About 10 to 15 climate lawyers from around the globe will have 3 minutes each to raise one issue that they consider a priority in the further implementation of the Paris Agreement. Contributions will be short, focused and strictly limited to 3 minutes and 15 seconds.

There will be about 30 places to register for the event on Zoom and to contribute to the discussion and the chat. After the initial list of speakers is concluded other registered participants will be able to put their suggestions forward too. Please register here http://bit.ly/PA_5yreg if you would like to make one.

The event will be chaired by the former UK Supreme Court Justice Lord Carnwath. It will be live-streamed on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ayPHNSx8FQ&feature=youtu.be