14 January 2021
The EU Climate Law provides the framework for the EU’s climate action in the coming decades. As well as enshrining the EU reduction targets into law, it sets out a governance framework to ensure that its commitments are respected in practice. To that end, the European Parliament proposes to add a provision that would allow EU citizens and NGOs to go to court in certain cases in which Member States fall short of their commitments.
At this online seminar, we will discuss this proposed provision and access to environmental and climate justice more broadly with a panel of distinguished speakers. We will hear from two of the Parliament negotiators on the EU Climate Law as well as an academic and a practitioner’s perspective.
Presenters (see last-minute changes):
The presentations will be followed by 30minutes to answer questions from the participants, with the last-minute additional participation of the legal expert Dr. Alison Hough, lecturer at Athlone Institute of Technology.
This seminar is organised by ClientEarth and Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E).