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Enhancing Global Governance to Address the Climate Crisis

9 November, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

Given the gravity of the current climate crisis, stronger global climate and environmental governance is urgently needed. Improving legal accountability at the global level would assist with the implementation of a whole range of policies, principles and obligations that are already widely accepted in a large number of international environmental treaties. The Climate Governance Commission’s new Interim Report, Governing our Climate Future, explores global governance proposals to address the climate crisis.

Panel speakers will present proposals from the Interim Report including: 

Time 19:00- 21:00 CET

  • Presenting Governing our Climate Future, and Proposal on possible reforms to the UN Charter – Maja Groff, Convenor of the Climate Governance Commission
  • Seeking an Advisory Opinion on climate change from the International Court of Justice – Jule Schnakenberg, Coordinator at the World’s Youth for Climate Justice (WYCJ) 
  • Establishing an International Court for the Environment – Stephen Hockman QC, Chairman of ICE Global Council and Anastasia Kantzelis, Member of ICE Global Council and Anastasia Kantzelis, Member of ICE Global Council
  • Establishing an International Anti-Corruption Court to minimize the loss of climate funds to corruption – Judge Mark L. Wolf, Chair of Integrity Initiatives International
  • Criminalizing “ecocide” under international law – Maud Sarliève, Legal Officer for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon and Lecturer at University of Paris Nanterre 
  • A new legal status for the global ecological commons – Paulo Magalhães, Founder and President of Common Home of Humanity

Moderated by Diana Eggleston, Business Advisor Impact Economy & NGOs at The Hague Business Agency.

More information here.