CLGI's COP22 engagement brought together a community of international and national leaders and actors responsible for inspiring, innovating and building the capacity of the new generations of law-makers in global efforts to address climate change and implement the Paris Agreement. Drawing an audience of over 260 government delegates, law and policy practitioners, academics, and students, CLGD 2016 provided fora for dialogue beyond the negotiations context in addition to CLGI’s other associated COP22 activities.


The proceedings report links the results of Climate Law and Governance Day to the COP discussions, highlighting new opportunities for cooperation to strengthen climate law and governance capacity, with resulting benefits for transparency and compliance. The full proceedings report can be downloaded here.


Climate Law and Governance Day and its associated events are official UNFCCC labelled events and related events with the Global Landscapes Forum 2016




As a whole, the Climate Law and Governance Initiative (CLGI) supports and generates knowledge sharing activities, an active community of practice, and specialised climate law and governance capacity-building events and courses alongside the annual UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties. Its work is coordinated by a broad climate action coalition of international organizations, academic institutions, leading law associations and law firms, courts, and tribunals. 


At CoP22, building on the success of the inaugural CLGD at La Sorbonne Law School during COP21, in collaboration with leading faculties of law of the Kingdom of Morocco, the CLGI convened a series of events to share, strengthen, and generate new legal and institutional innovations in the law and policy reform elements of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and the Paris Agreement, the Climate SDG, and the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol.


Climate Law and Governance Day 2016: Crafting the Paris Rulebook and Implementing the Paris Agreement | L'Université Privée de Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco | Friday 11 November 2016

This one-day symposium brought together government delegates, academics, practitioners, experts, and stakeholders from civil society and the private sector to explore climate instruments, climate finance, climate justice, and climate litigation. A summary of the day's key outcomes can be found on our CLGI Blog, and a full proceedings report will be available in December 2016.


Climate Law and Governance for Sustainable Development:Special Event at the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC | Bouregreg Room, CoP22 Green Zone | Saturday 12 November 2016

This report-back event presented a series of forward-looking legal briefings for UNFCCC Parties, Observers and stakeholder representatives, sharing a sampling of the key debates and outcomes from the second annual Climate Law and Governance Day Symposium.


One-Day Climate Law and Governance Specialization Course | Hassan the 1st University, Faculty of Law, Settat, Morocco | Sunday 13 November 2016

This course presented a unique, one-day legal and institutional reform capacity-building experience led by international, regional and national experts to promote effective implementation of the Paris Agreement.


Climate Justice and Sustainable Development: Legal Innovations in Haiti and Other Climate Vulnerable Countries | Room: Pacific (150), CoP22 Blue Zone | Wednesday 16 November 2016

This side event presented an interactive dialogue with Parties, donors and experts on the law and governance aspects of implementing the Paris Agreement in Haiti and other highly climate vulnerable countries.


The events aimed to:


1.Increase awareness of the international, national, and local law and governance mechanisms and challenges relating to global efforts to address climate change,


2.Co-generate new law and governance knowledge and approaches by stimulating exchange between delegates, legal practitioners and legal academics, and


3.Strengthen capacity, collaboration and build a strong law and governance community to implement the Doha Amendment, Paris Agreement, Climate SDG, and COP22 outcomes.