Climate Law and Governance Roundtable 2017: Building Legal Capacity to Implement NDCs and the Paris Agreement


Interested in the law and governance aspects of climate change? Involved in efforts to build legal and institutional capacity? Willing to share ideas, new legal or institutional research, reforms or practices, and experiences?


Please respond by 30 April 2017 to this call for intervenors, speakers and participants in the upcoming roundtable dialogue, which takes place alongside the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference over breakfast on Saturday 13th May 2017, hosted by the CISDL and other CLGI partners, to explore capacity building priorities and law and governance innovations for climate action.

Date: 13th of May 2017
Time: A light breakfast will be available as of 8:30 a.m. | Roundtable from 9:00 a.m - 12:00 a.m
Place: Ameron Hotel Königshof - La Rondelle Room | Adenauerallee 9, 53111 Bonn, Germany


With the impacts of climate change increasingly being felt in climate vulnerable countries, there is growing urgency for ambition. However, law and governance capacity, knowledge, and resource barriers persist. As recent CISDL research reveals, over 156 countries prioritise institutional and legal reform in their i/NDCs, and over 50 countries explicitly stress the need for capacity building, suggesting that effective support is imperative. Alongside the first meeting of the Paris Committee on Capacity-building in Bonn in May 2017, this special roundtable event will bring together researchers, delegates and practitioners working on climate law and governance to help to shape the law and governance research, education and capacity building agendas to address these challenges.


The 2017 Climate Law and Governance Roundtable will report on research, reform and capacity projects launched during CLGD 2015 in Paris and CLGD 2016 in Marrakech, share knowledge on new education, policy and capacity building work, and identify gaps and propose themes and activities for CLGD 2017 to help our networks to build synergies and scale up Climate Law and Governance together.


The 2017 Climate Law and Governance Roundtable is convened by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), the International Law Association, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and other key partners of the Climate Law & Governance Initiative.


How to register
To participate as an intervener or observer in this Climate Law & Governance Roundtable, please fill out this short Google Form  an invitation and agenda inclusion. If you have trouble filling out the form you can also send an email to A lexandra Scott and Mirjam Reiner at climatelawgovernance@cisdl.org .



The full programme can be downloaded h ere.


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