Finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change and giving effect to the international agreements concluded requires a concerted effort by a multitude of different actors including politicians, civil society, researchers, practitioners, policy makers, media and business leaders.
Over 190 countries have already submitted their intended Nationally Determined Contributions, and over 150 of these commit to important policy, legal and institutional reforms. Law and governance innovation and capacity will be crucial on all levels, to ensure the world is prepared to implement effectively. Nearly 15,000 delegates are expected to gather each year for the annual UNFCCC Conferences of the Parties, including many leading climate law and governance experts of the world. To explore pressing climate justice challenges, the CLGI hosts an annual Climate Law and Governance Day (CLGD) alongside the UNFCCC processes.
The CLGD brings together the different stakeholders in an interactive process that seeks to combine perspectives and solutions in the complex challenge to address climate change and influence the UNFCCC negotiation and implementation process.
Outcomes of Climate Law and Governance Day include:
1. New publications and online legal materials for law teaching and practice, building on shared lessons learned, including legal working papers, case studies and good practice regulations, leading to the co-creation of new knowledge, and new opportunities to establish partnerships for research, technical assistance and capacity building to support international, national, and local implementation of the Paris Agreement.
2. A forum for dialogue and summary report linking the results of Climate Law and Governance Day to the COP discussions, informing delegates of the results and outcomes, highlighting new opportunities cooperation to strengthen climate law and governance capacity, with resulting benefits for transparency and compliance.
3. An informed and engaged climate justice community of practice, strengthened by the exchange of knowledge and legal experiences shared in Climate Law and Governance Day preparatory symposia and other fora, and supported by new capacity-building support such as a new Climate Law & Governance Masters Degree to be offered by international law partners, in collaboration with Hassan the 1rst University of Settat Faculty of Law.