The UK is hosting COP 26 in Glasgow in November 2021. The race to net zero is now on and time is fast running out. Concerns are increasingly raised about whether the law is doing enough to achieve carbon neutrality, especially with the potential for divergence after Brexit. Some would also question whether there is a need to recognise rights of nature.
On 22 April 2021 (Earth Day), the European Circuit of the Bar will host a panel discussion about climate litigation in Europe, considering the implications of Brexit, and, critically, what can and should be done now to transition to net neutrality.
The Honourable Ms Justice Niamh Hyland: Introducing the Speakers
Advocate General Michal Bobek: Climate Litigation in the EU
Marc Willers QC: Trends in Climate Litigation
Celina Colquhoun: Brexit's Implications on Environmental Law
Paul Powlesland: Rights of Nature
Q&A Chaired by Judge Hyland