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A4ID Law and Development Training Programme 2019: Module 2

Sat 9 February

Sustainable Development

Environmental law and Development, and Goal 17 of the Sustainable Development Goals

Farooq Ullah, Stakeholder Forum

The developing world is disproportionately affected by climate change and desertification. International environmental law reflects the concerns of developing countries only to an extent, and it is proving difficult to find a common framework for financing sustainable development. 

This session will explore the concept of sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS), assess international environmental law, with a focus on its North-South dimension, and evaluate progress made so far and the crucial issue of implementing agreements that are reached. 

It will also focus particularly on the Goal 17 of the SDGs: “Revitalise the global partnership for sustainable development”.

Climate Negotiations – In Practice

Pascale Bird, Legal Response Initiative

The UN climate change negotiations are amongst the most complex multilateral law and policy processes ever. Some developing countries lack the legal and technical capacity to participate meaningfully and effectively in those negotiations. 

This practical session will consider how the demands of developed and developing countries may differ, and explore the role that lawyers can play in enabling negotiations, and in particular assist countries that are most vulnerable to climate change, yet often least equipped to cope. 

It will look at the text of the Paris Agreement and put it in context, consider how the agreement may be implemented and briefly discuss other approaches and strategies some are turning to address climate change.

Climate Risk and the Power of the Law

Joanne Etherton, ClientEarth

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges humanity faces.  The Paris Agreement set ambitious goals for global climate policy but national and regional policy and business and investment strategies need to align with these goals to make them happen. 

In this session we will look at how law can be used to drive the integration of climate-related financial risks into business and investment decisions.

For more information on how to book your place on this course please click here. The deadline for ‘early bird’ discounts and scholarships is 30th November 2018.


Advocates for International Development