Climate change and decarbonisation - Scientists, decision-makers and lawyers: a necessary long-term commitment

Climate change and decarbonisation - scientists, decision-makers and lawyers: a necessary long-term commitment

A webinar presented by the IBA Environment, Health and Safety Committee

13 AUG 2020 1500 – 1630 BST

Our world has never before been so interconnected and as citizens and professionals, we have never had so much real-time and multilateral information at our disposal around the clock. However, in this new world and area of awareness the mere existence of climate change is still being questioned.

To clear the mist and level the ground, this panel of experts will address in simple terms the science behind climate breakdown:

  • What is happening?
  • What caused it and what is there to expect?
  • Why do we need an era of decarbonisation?

In particular, the panel will focus on how lawyers can manage the scientific information available to ground actions in climate emergency matters. Decision-makers, lawyers and governments have the responsibility to know and understand the science and facts to better work to achieve sustainable development.

The pandemic and the current understanding of climate change issues within businesses and governments throughout the world provide the most appropriate timing for this panel.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance for this webinar will be provided to all IBA members who have registered in advance and attended the live broadcast for a minimum of 30 minutes based on verified sign-in and sign-out times. Certificates can only be issued to the name provided at the time of registration.

Currently only IBA members will be provided with a certificate free of charge. IBA members should use the email address you have on file with the IBA to register for this webinar if you require a certificate of attendance.

Certificates for non-members are chargeable, please make enquiries at webinars@int-bar.org.

Lina Pimentel
Mattos Filho Veiga Filho Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados, Sao Paulo; Senior Vice Chair, IBA Environment, Health and Safety Law Committee

Eugene Smary
Warner Norcross + Judd, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Council Member, IBA Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)

Emily Farnworth
Global Director - Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy Transition, London; ERM: Environmental Resources Management

Karina Litvack
Non-Executive Board Director, ENI, Rome

Oliver Ruppel
Coordinating Lead Author for Africa in the IPCC 5th Assessment Working Group II, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch

Matthew Shirts
International Environmental Journalist, Sao Paulo