Online Programme – Green Conference

Online Programme – Green Conference

Tomorrow the IUCN AEL 14th Annual Colloquium kickstarts with a Teaching Workshop and two side event. Remember that you will not receive a program when registering, so if you want a hard copy of the programme following this link (PDF) to download and print the latest...
Conference Dinner and Field Trip fully booked

Conference Dinner and Field Trip fully booked

The conference dinner and the field trip are now fully booked. We now have over 300 people registered for the IUCN AEL Colloquium 2016. As a result the conference dinner and field trip are now fully booked. For those who did not manage to secure a spot, Oslo Guide Bureau have several good options available. Please visit Oslo Guidebureau (external link)  for more...
Honorary Speaker: Jørgen Randers

Honorary Speaker: Jørgen Randers

Professor Emeritus at BI Business School in Oslo, Jørgen Randers will be the honorary speaker of the IUCNAEL Colloquium 2016. Randers is a Norwegian academic working on issues of climate strategy. He was one of the first academics to anticipate the issue of climate change with the release of his groundbreaking book “Limits of Growth” in 1972. At the IUCNAEL Colloquium he will address the issue of the need for legislation in order to mitigate climate...
Side Event: Limiting Dangerous Climate Change: The Emerging Importance of Domestic Courts and Human Rights Tribunals – Especially After Paris

Side Event: Limiting Dangerous Climate Change: The Emerging Importance of Domestic Courts and Human Rights Tribunals – Especially After Paris

The Centre for International Governance Innovation’s International Law Research Program invites you to a discussion about climate litigation. The event will be in Gamle Festsal, University of Oslo, from 16:30-18:30, Tuesday June 21. It is free of charge and open to the public.  Those attending will have a unique opportunity to hear from and discuss these issues with the key jurists involved in these cases: from Holland – Roger Cox, the Dutch Attorney who imagined and successfully argued the groundbreaking case for the Urgenda Foundation, in which the Court of the Hague found the Dutch government owed a tort duty of care to its citizens requiring the government to rein in carbon emissions by 25% by 2020; from Pakistan – Hon. Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, the Lahore High Court Green Bench Judge who, acting on the complaint of one citizen, found that the Pakistan government had a constitutional duty to protect citizens from climate impacts and ordered the government to take concrete measures to do so; from the United States – Andrea Rodgers, Attorney for Our Childrens’ Trust plaintiffs, who convinced an Oregon state court that the state government had a public trust duty to ensure its greenhouse gas emission standards are sufficiently stringent to protect children from the burden of future climate change emissions; from the Philippines – Zelda dT Soriano, an attorney for Philippine citizens who in 2015 succeeded in having the Philippines Human Right Commission agree to investigate their complaint alleging that large private carbon companies located in other countries have responsibility This special session will be chaired by veteran environmental attorney David Estrin For information...