IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 229 A, Level 2

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SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS Climate change and the ESG agenda in Africa from a people, business and legal perspective

Tuesday 1 November (1430 - 1545)

Room 229 A, Level 2
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SustainabilityFocusRuleOfLawThis session will consider what the world could (and should) learn from Africa when it comes to the regulation and implementation of sustainable development practices.  Among other things, the panellists will reflect on the role that Africa's minerals resources will play in the green energy transition, the management of relationships with local and indigenous communities, governance and the consequences where the rule of law is disregarded, and finally, the need for collective action.  By drawing on specific examples, the panellists will identify the legal mechanisms which governments, development finance institutions, civil society organisations, and the private sector have used to establish and promote sustainable practices. They will also consider instances where things went wrong and explore measures which should be put in place to prevent similar events from recurring.

SUSTAINABILITY FOCUS sessions marked as such are part of the IBA Annual Conference 2022 sustainability focus on Tuesday and Thursday, grouping sessions discussing different aspects of ESG and sustainability across the different legal fields.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Ernst Christian Christoph Muller Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Johannesburg, South Africa


Angela Kariuki United Nations Environmental Programme, Nairobi, Kenya
Jacqueline Musiitwa Hoja Law Group, Nairobi, Kenya
Ndjodi Ndeunyema Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom, London, England
Simon Wolfe Marlow Global, London, England