London Climate Action Week (LCAW) is now live, bringing together world-leading climate professionals and communities across London and beyond to find practical solutions to climate change.
As part of LCAW, Wendy Miles QC will be joining two events looking at climate change disputes with leading legal experts.
Monday 28 June 2021 | 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Climate Change Mitigation: Commercial law, contracts, disputes, damages
Join a lively panel of experts to discuss the following questions and more:
The panellists include Mark Clarke (White & Case), Colin Johnson (HKA) and Richard Power (Clyde & Co). Wendy Miles QC will be chairing this session.
Tuesday 29 June 2021 | 14:00 – 15:00 BST
Climate Change Disputes: Public international law – Too hot to handle?
The Paris Agreement signed by 195 countries in 2015 enshrines a commitment to limit the increase in global temperature to well below 2°C compared to pre-industrial levels, in order to avoid the worst effects of climate change. The upcoming COP26 summit will urgently address measures to be taken by States to meet this commitment in light of the continued rapid rise in global temperatures. But the scale of regulatory change and commitment required will test state policy-making and impact across business communities.
This session will address the issue of climate change disputes from the perspective of public international law and specifically cover recent and potential climate change-related claims against states, including investor-State disputes, and the prospect of reform of investment treaties, such as the ECT, to accommodate climate change objectives.
Wendy Miles QC will be joined by Michelle Bradfield (Jones Day), Jessica Gladstone (Clifford Chance), Norah Gallagher (Queen Mary University of London) and Andrew Cannon (Herbert Smith Freehills).
Additional events looking at the intersection between law and climate change are available for sign up on the London Climate Action week website.