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Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger chaired CLGD 2022 and COP27 side event

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, ILA Canada Board Member, highlighted the importance of the legal response to climate change at the CLGD 2022 global symposium and a COP27 side event in November 2022.

Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (third from the right) chaired a side event of COP27.

From 06-18 November 2022, Paris Agreement representatives, observers and stakeholders gather in Sharm El Sheikh for the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 27th Conference of the Parties (COP27). During COP27, Climate Law & Governance Day (CLGD) 2022 convened a community of leading law faculties and law and governance institutes, international organization council, government authorities, law associations, judges, professionals and others responsible for inspiring, i

nnovating and building law, policy and governance capacity.

Co-hosted by the prestigious Egyptian Ain Shams University in Cairo and the University of Cambridge in the UK, together with the International Law Association, the International Bar Association, the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law and the African Union Commission on International Law, Climate Law and Governance Day 2022 (CLGD 2022) global symposium took place on Friday 11 November 2022 during the UNFCCC COP 27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, ILA Canada Board Member, moderated and participated in many of the activities of the event. She discussed the importance of law as a key tool for addressing climate change and promoting equity. She elaborated on the importance of domestic regulatory reform to implement global treaty commitments on climate change.

Prof. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (top left) chaired CLGD 2022 global symposium.

On 12 November 2022, at a side event of COP27 co-hosted by four legal associations – the International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association, Law Society of England & Wales and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) – panellists addressed the crucial role of the law in tackling the climate crisis. With professional organisations representing thousands of lawyers advising companies and governments who sponsor major projects and set climate policy, the discussion covered legal professionals’ duty of care to advise clients on climate risk and unveil new initiatives.

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger co-chaired the event with other professionals, professors and experts.

Professor Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger (center) was working with her colleagues at the COP27 side event.

As ILA Canada Board Member and award-winning founder or chair of several world-spanning institutions, associations and councils, she leads an inspiring portfolio of global research, engagement and dialogue initiatives. Her ground-breaking scholarly publications include the textbook Sustainable Development Law (Oxford University Press); Athena’s Treaties (Oxford University Press); Sustainable Development in World Investment Law (Wolters Kluwer); Sustainable Development in International Courts and Tribunals (Routledge) and the influential Treaty Implementation for Sustainable Development series (Cambridge University Press). With courage and commitment, she serves on the International Law Association, the World Future Council and the IUCN World Commission of Environmental Law, on the boards of leading companies, foundations and law journals, and on the juries of several academic councils and scholarships. She is also laureate of the HE Judge CG Weeramantry International Justice Award, the Justitia Regnorum Fundamentum Prize and other international awards.

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