Climate Change and the Rule of Law Conference
31 March 2022–01 April 2022, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
This major conference is hosted by the by UCL Centre for Law and Environment. It will bring together key thinkers, including scholars, policymakers, civil society representatives, legal practitioners, judges and PhD students, to reflect on the connections and tensions between the rule of law and climate change.
This event is free.
UCL Centre for Law and Environment
See programme056: Bentham House4-8 Endsleigh GardensLondonWC1H 0EGUnited Kingdom
The conference will comprise 10 sessions over two days, with each expert panel exploring the practical and conceptual terrain from a different perspective. Sessions include:
- Rule of Law, Rule of Lawyers
- Populism and Threats to the Rule of Law
- Governing Climate Change: Legislation, Regulation and Rule of Law
- Climate Change and Business
- Climate Change and the Rule of Law in the Courts
- International Law and COP26
- A special session featuring research from Early Career Researchers
This conference will run as a hybrid conference, held physically in Bentham House (UCL Faculty of Laws) and online. On registration, participants can express whether they wish to attend the conference online or in-person. Final decisions on in-person capacity will be made in February 2022 and delegates will then be informed about how they can join the conference. Those who are unable to attend in-person can attend the conference virtually.
About the Centre:
The Centre for Law and Environment was established to provide a focal point for the UCL Faculty of Laws' outstanding expertise and academic strength in the field of the environment and the law. The main goals of the Centre are to advance research and teaching and explore the role of law in meeting contemporary environmental and energy challenges.
A blog leading up to the conference invites contributors to reflect on emerging issues and relations between climate change and rule of law.