Partner event at COP26: Achieving sustainability: the role of corporations, strategic litigation and ecocide law

Event date: November 3, 2021
Business must transition to more climate-friendly practices. Civil litigation is already being used to make corporations and governments take action on climate. But could a new international crime of Ecocide address the problem at source? We examine how business is adapting and consider established and new legal approaches for guiding businesses as they transition to more sustainable behaviours.

Speakers: Jojo Mehta, Sophie Dembinski, Andrew Harding, Roger Martella, Wendy Franks, Nine de Pater, Sjoukje van Oosterhout, Noah Walker-Crawford

Official Partner event at COP26

Collaborative event which is part of the Official European Union Side Events Programme at COP26


Panel discussion

Location: Digital only – part of the official COP26 programme

Time: 5.30pm until 6.30pm GMT

Audience: Online via the COP26 web site.

Theme:
Business transition and law.

Register here 

Official European Union side event, co-hosted by GermanWatch, International Bar Association, Ecosia, Stop Ecocide International.

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