UCL Faculty of Laws


Lord Carnwath delivers international online lecture on climate change litigation

31 March 2021

Lord Robert Carnwath delivered the 4th Luther Dispute Resolution Lecture on ‘Climate Change and the Rule of Law’, hosted by the Center for International Dispute Resolution at Bucerius Law School.

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In an online lecture delivered on 22 March 2021, Lord Carnwath (Honorary Professor at UCL Laws and former Justice of the UK Supreme Court) discussed how law should be an essential part of the consideration of the international response to climate change. Effective laws, effective judicial oversight, and full engagement of lawyers at every level will be required to address climate change under the Paris Agreement and the commitments which will emerge from the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). The lecture considered some of the lessons from existing legal models, practices and case law, and possible future developments in the international legal response to climate change.

The lecture was followed by commentaries from Professor Dr Bernhard Wegener (Friedrich Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Dr Roda Verheyen (Rechtsanwälte Günther).

Lord Carnwath’s lecture is available to read now: 

Find out more about the event on Bucerius Law School website.

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