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A reflection on climate ambition and new challenges five years on from the signing of the Paris agreement
Every year since 1970, Earth Day is recognised by more than a billion people as a day of action to examine the impacts humans have on our environment and advocate for policy change on a global scale. Five years ago, the Paris agreement was signed and, in this webinar, we will be reflecting on what has changed in the past few years, and what can still be done to restore our earth and protect people from the worst impacts of climate change.
For this discussion, we are delighted to be joined by strategist, author, broadcaster and ClientEarth Ambassador, Dr Gabrielle Walker, as well as our Director of Litigation, Compliance & Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Amy Rose.
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Dr Gabrielle Walker, Founder and Director of Valence Solutions, is an expert strategist, speaker and moderator focused on unleashing capitalism on climate change. She works with global companies at boardroom-level, analysing emerging trends, challenging conventional thinking and driving meaningful action. Gabrielle gives keynote addresses to corporate audiences around the world and is an accomplished moderator of high-level debates. She has presented many BBC TV and radio programmes, was Climate Change Editor at Nature and Features Editor at New Scientist, has written extensively for many international newspapers and magazines including the FT, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, and has authored four books. She earned her PhD at Cambridge University and has taught at both Cambridge and Princeton.
Amy Rose is Director of Litigation, Compliance & Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, as well as Legal Director at ClientEarth. Based in Luxembourg, Amy specialises in strategic impact litigation and oversees the strategy and management of ClientEarth's diverse and growing litigation portfolio. She focuses on supporting our legal teams to bring a wide range of climate and environmental cases across Europe and around the world and also ensures compliance with ethical and practice of the law obligations of ClientEarth lawyers licensed in over 15 countries. Before joining ClientEarth, Amy was the Head of Litigation at Altisource Portfolio Solutions, where she managed a large and diverse portfolio of multinational cases, and prior to moving to Europe, she worked as a general commercial litigator at the global law firm of Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) in San Francisco. Amy has a degree in political science and international relations, received her Juris Doctor from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, is a member of the state bars of California and Oregon and is in the process of completing the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme to become qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. She is also preparing to sit the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test in Ireland.
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