On the 26th of November Green Office Wageningen, RUW foundation and the Law and Governance Group of Wageningen University organise a panel debate on the role of law and legal action in addressing climate change. After the remarkable Urgenda Climate Case ruling there is much debate in the legal community on the potential of the law in protecting the climate.
The international panel contains many prominent and engaged experts, such as Josephine van Zeben (Oxford University), Lucas Bergkamp, emeritus professor environmental law (Hunton LLP), Hanneke Palm (co-author of Challenging the Human Rights Responsibility of States and Private Corporations for Climate Change in Domestic Jurisdiction), Kai Purnhagen (Wageningen University), Koos van den Berg (Höcker Advocaten) and Edward Brans (Pels Rijken, the Dutch state advocate). Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus of Wageningen University, will open the discussion at 17:00 ‘o clock. The event will be moderated by Nature editor Quirin Schiermeier.
During the event we will pose questions to our panel such as: Can law be used as a policy instrument to combat climate change? What is the significance of the climate case? Can we extend the climate case to hold companies accountable?
We hope to welcome you at our discussion meeting.