COP27 side event: Utilising the law as a key tool toward addressing climate change and promoting equity

Tuesday 22 November 2022

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.

Left to right: Selina Lee-Andersen, McCarthy Tétrault; Letícia Perrone Campos Mello, Brazilian Bar Association; (centre) Moderator Lara Douvartzidis, IBA; Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, University of Cambridge, CISDL; Roger Martella, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Electric Company.