WATCH: COP26: Outcomes for Climate Justice
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Global emissions must be cut in half by 2030 to protect and promote human rights, and avoid the worst effects of climate change. Our expert panel discussed the goals set for the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and the outcomes.
In this online webinar, Professor Melissa Powers, Professor Lisa Benjamin, and Nikki Reisch from the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) discussed temperature goals, the international carbon market (Article 6 of the Paris Agreement), the need to revisit questions of loss and damage to support the most vulnerable populations unable to adapt, and climate finance that cuts across all issues. Nikki described and discussed the outcomes from Glasgow. Akriti Bhargava, a 3L law student, moderated the panel.
Panelists & their bios:
Lisa Benjamin, https://law.lclark.edu/live/profiles/11415-lisa-benjamin
Melissa Powers, https://law.lclark.edu/live/profiles/284-melissa-powers
Nikki Reisch, https://www.ciel.org/about-us/ciel-staff/nikki-reisch/
Akriti Bhargava is a Lewis & Clark Law School student who is pursuing certificates in Energy and Sustainability Law, and International Law. Before law school, Akriti worked for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign.
Qualifies for one general Oregon State Bar CLE credit. To watch the one hour and fifteen minute presentation, click here.
See the following related materials:
Professor Lisa Benjamin’s recent paper: From Marrakesh to Glasgow: Looking Backward to Move Forward on Emissions Trading, available here.
Nikki Reisch’s blog post: Real ambition vs. false solutions: What’s at stake during COP26?, available here.
Three advance, unedited versions of decisions made at COP26:
Glasgow Climate Pact from the Parties on Climate Change (COP), available here.
Glasgow Climate Pact from the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP), available here.
Glasgow Climate Pact from the Parties Serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA), available here.