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The 26th conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 26), held in Glasgow from October 31st to November 12th, represents a critical moment for international climate law and policy. The summit will happen after the 2021 IPCC 6th Assessment Report confirmed the need to significantly accelerate climate action to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees, and to meet the other goals of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement. During COP 26, countries continued to negotiate pressing issues such as mitigation ambition, climate finance, market mechanisms and, more generally, climate justice. With the UNFCCC reporting that half of countries have failed to update their climate pledges as required under the Paris Agreement, whether there is sufficient political will to move the international legal framework forward remains an open question.


We invite you to join a webinar that will unpack the key outcomes of COP 26. Speakers will discuss particular legal and political implications for Canada, from the perspectives of civil society, government and academia. With the recent adoption of the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act and announcement of a revised NDC target of 40-45% reduction by 2030, international climate law is having a tangible impact on Canada. What does COP 26 mean for Canada in terms of the implementation challenge ahead? 

Date: November 30th, 2021, 12:00 - 13:30 (ET) 

Event Partners

●    Canadian Council on International Law 
●    Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge
●    Marine & Environmental Law Institute, Dalhousie University
●    Transnational Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Windsor Law School


7 x 8 minutes + questions


Welcome from the Canadian Council on International Law

Gib van Ert, President


Dean Jutta Brunnée, University of Toronto

Brief overview of the Paris Agreement

Prof. Meinhard Doelle, Dalhousie University

Key takeaways for the Government of Canada

Representative from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Canada

Key takeaways for civil society
○    Eddy Pérez, Climate Action Network Canada / Réseau action climat Canada
○    Representative from Indigenous Climate Action


Academic Commentary on Key Outcomes
○    Prof. Meinhard Doelle, Dalhousie University
○    Prof. Patricia Galvão-Ferreira, Windsor University
○    Dr. Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, University of Cambridge

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