Addressing the complex challenges posed by climate change and unsustainable behaviour in the wider sense requires us to work together as a global community and find innovative ways of dealing with the obstacles we face. 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. It coordinates the work of a broad climate action coalition of international organizations, academic institutions, leading law associations and law firms, courts, and tribunals.


The CLGI will focus in particular on the implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goal 13. The Paris Agreement, negotiated during the 21st Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC, was adopted by consensus in December 2015. Moving to the implementation phase raises many challenges and a complex agenda for climate law and governance actors. Moreover, In September 2015 world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . Acknowledging the UNFCCC as the primary intergovernmental forum for negotiating a response to climate change, the participants agreed Goal 13 as a key component of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development . Goal 13 calls for urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.


The CLGI website is intended as a platform that provides a space for exchange and mutual learning about the challenges we face in combatting climate change and striving for a more sustainable future. It encompasses a knowledge centre, publishing the most important articles related to climate law and governance, and aims to be a focal point for likeminded upcoming events.