‘The Task Force acknowledges with deep gratitude the contribution of Dr Stephen J Humphreys, Associate Professor of International Law, London School of Economics who, as Task Force Academic Advisor, provided invaluable advice and input at all stages. His expert knowledge of this fast moving topic and his awareness of specialised research by other experts greatly benefited the Report's currency and completeness.
The Task Force offers its profuse thanks to lawyers Nwamaka Genevieve Ejebe and Nicola Leslie of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, current Secretaries to the Task Force, and Carolina Henriquez-Schmidt, former Secretary, for their dedication in producing this Report.
The Task Force would also like to thank Debevoise & Plimpton LLP for making pro bono arrangements for these lawyers to devote their professional time and talents to this project, as well as the time of Associates who assisted in researching and drafting this Report: James Amler; Morgan Davis; Bernardo Becker Fontana; Christopher Ford; Corina Gugler; Jing Kang; Noelle Lyle; Ciara Murphy; Angus Ni; and Peter Ross. The Task Force also thanks the following for their assistance in reviewing, commenting on, or drafting contributions to sections of the Report: Pablo Alliani (Alliani & Bruzzon, Buenos Aires); Lourdes Breuer (Berkemeyer, Asunción); Lina Pimentel Garcia (Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, São Paulo); Michael B Gerrard (Director, Centre for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School, New York); Sarah Grimmer (Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration. The Hague); Sébastien Jodoin (Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, New Haven); Sarah Kieran (Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice); Els Reynaers Kini (MV Kini, Mumbai); John H Knox (United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and the Environment); Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice; Dr Constance McDermott (University of Oxford Environmental Change Institute, Oxford); Professor Emeritus Shinya Murase (Chair, International Law Association Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change); Angeles Murgier (Brons & Salas Abogados, Buenos Aires); Patricia Nuñez (Nuñez, Muñoz, Verdugo, Santiago); Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies); Lavanya Rajamani (Rapporteur, International Law Association Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change); Ian Sampson (Shepstone & Wylie, Durban); Associate Professor Sara Seck (University of Western Ontario, Ontario); Tara Shine (Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice); Henry Shue (University of Oxford, Oxford); Allison Silverman (Centre for International Environmental Law, Washington DC); and José Antonio Urrutia (Urrutia & Cia, Santiago).
The Task Force is grateful to lawyer Yuriko Kanematsu, of the Tokyo law firm Momo-o, Matsuo and Namba, for her valuable contribution in supervising the translation of the Report’s Executive Summary into Japanese.'
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