IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

How green was my valley: climate justice and dealing with the application of principles of responsible business conduct to prevent and deal with environmental degradation by corporates on their communities

Thursday 12 October (0930 - 1230)

Room C4.7, Convention Centre, Level 4


Business Human Rights Committee (Lead)


Climate change is an urgent global priority. Increasingly, attention is turning to a related imperative: ensuring that the effects of climate change on vulnerable communities are recognised and addressed. The call for corporate action has amplified. This panel will examine recent developments and trends ranging from regulatory measures, litigation and other accountability efforts, as well as the application of existing frameworks for corporate responsibility. Climate justice provides a topical demonstration of the interconnection between environmental and human rights impacts that can flow from business operations, and the importance of holistic approaches to address them.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Lillian Rae Lindsay Clifford Chance LLP, London, England; Vice Chair, Business Human Rights Committee
Kevin O'Callaghan Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Vice Chair, Business Human Rights Committee


Sarah Barker MinterEllison, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Roberto Eugenio T Cadiz Commission on Human Rights, Quezon City, Philippines
Professor David Estrin Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Council Member, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)
Hasminah Dimaporo Paudac Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Quezon City, Philippines
David Ritter Greenpeace Australia Pacific, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Naderev Yeb Madla Sano Greenpeace Southeast Asia, Quezon City, Philippines