About this event
The EU Climate Law provides the framework for the EU’s climate action in the coming decades. As well as enshrining the EU reduction targets into law, it sets out a governance framework to ensure that its commitments are respected in practice. To that end, the European Parliament proposes to add a provision that would allow EU citizens and NGOs to go to court in certain cases in which Member States fall short of their commitments.
At this online seminar, we will discuss this proposed provision and access to environmental and climate justice more broadly with a panel of distinguished speakers. We will hear from two of the Parliament negotiators on the EU Climate Law as well as an academic and a practitioner’s perspective.
Presenters: (see last-minute changes)
The presentations will be followed by 30minutes to answer questions from the participants, with the last-minute additional participation of the legal expert Dr. Alison Hough, lecturer at Athlone Institute of Technology.
This seminar is organised by ClientEarth and Climate Action Network Europe (CAN-E).
Lecturer at Newcastle University.
Member of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA.
Practicing lawyer at “Rechtsanwälte Günther”.
Anaïs Berthier is the Head of EU Affairs at ClientEarth in our Brussels office. She has been leading the Environmental Democracy programme for the last 12 years. As such her work focused on ensuring the implementation and enforcement of the procedural rights provided by the Aarhus Convention.
Member of the European Parliament, GUE/NGL.
We use the power of the law to bring about systemic change: informing, implementing and enforcing the law, drafting and advising decision-makers on policy, building legal expertise, and ensuring citizens’ access to the laws that defend them.
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