December 18, 2009

UNFCCC COP15 Climate Conference

This International Law & Policy Programme, chaired by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), engaged leading academic partners from the University of Sydney, the University of Cambridge, the University of Chile, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Costa Rica, Hong Kong University Faculty of Law, Ibadan University of Nigeria, Yale University, University of Atma Jaya of Indonesia , Jawaharlal Nehru University of India, McGill University, the National Litoral University of Argentina, New York University, the University of Oslo, the University of Toronto, Tsinghua University of China & the Arabian Gulf University of Bahrain. Key collaborators included the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), the International Law Association, the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the World Conservation Union (IUCN), ClimateFocus, the Clinton Climate Initiative & the Assembly of First Nations, with grateful thanks to Sustainable Prosperity, also Quebec & other governments, for their support.


A Consortium of partners from world‐class universities, international organisations and leading civil society actors hosted a joint programme of special events on international law and policy for a low‐ carbon economy, at the UNFCCC COP 15 Climate Conference in Copenhagen from Dec. 7-18, 2009.

In the Copenhagen UNFCCC COP 15, on the Saturday between Week 1 and Week 2 of the Copenhagen Climate Conference, this International Law and Policy Research Seminar brought together climate change negotiators from many countries of the world with leading climate change expert legal scholars, economists, and political scientists for a constructive roundtable dialogue on future directions for a new global law and policy research agenda to develop the global low‐carbon economy. Negotiators and experts identified key areas and questions for future law and policy research on climate finance, investment in clean technologies and their transfer, rights based frameworks for climate mitigation, and carbon trading, to be implemented by world‐class universities and institutes.

Full Program