Debrief from Glasgow: Unpacking Key Implications of COP 26 for Canada WEBINAR


As #COP26 concludes, join our "Debrief from Glasgow" webinar to unpack key implications for Canada with representatives from government, civil society and academia. Moderated by Dean @JuttaBrunnee on Nov. 30 at 12:00 ET. With @CANIntl @Indigenous_ca @CEENRG #canpoli #climate

 

The 26th conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP 26) concluded on November 13th with the announcement of a Glasgow Climate Pact at a critical moment for action on climate change. Indeed, the IPCC recently confirmed in its Sixth Assessment Report the need to significantly accelerate action to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees and to meet the other goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement.


In this context, we invite you to join a webinar that will unpack key outcomes of COP 26, including progress and shortcomings with regard to mitigation ambition, climate finance, market mechanisms and Indigenous peoples’ rights. Speakers will discuss legal and political implications of the Glasgow Climate Pact from the perspectives of the federal government, civil society, and academia.


Canada has a legal and policy framework to respond to the climate emergency, including a revised NDC target of 40-45% reduction in emissions by 2030 and a net-zero target for 2050 that was recently adopted in the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act. What does COP 26 mean for their successful achievement?



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


DATE / TIME

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

12:00 - 1:30 PM (ET) via Zoom

Registration Required (see below)

A link will be sent 24-48 hours before the event.



PROGRAM


Welcome from the Canadian Council on International Law

• Mr. Gib van Ert, President


Moderator

• 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

• Mr. Eddy Pérez, Climate Action Network Canada / Réseau action climat Canada


Academic Commentary on Key Outcomes

• Prof. Meinhard Doelle, Dalhousie University

• Prof. Patricia Galvão-Ferreira, Windsor University

• Dr. Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, University of Cambridge



PANELIST BIOS


Christopher Campbell-Duruflé is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. He recently defended his doctoral dissertation on the Paris Agreement's accountability mechanisms at the University of Toronto.


Meinhard Doelle is Professor of Law at the Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University. He specializes in environmental and energy law, with a focus on climate change and environmental assessment processes. From 2000 to 2006 he was a non-governmental member of the Canadian delegation to the UN climate change negotiations. His book projects include From Hot Air to Action: Climate Change, Compliance and the Future of International Climate Law and The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, Analysis and Commentary.


Patrícia Galvão Ferreira joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor as an Assistant Professor in transnational law in July 2018, after one year as the Law Foundation of Ontario Scholar. She is the Director of the Transnational Environmental Law and Policy Clinic at Windsor Law and a member of the Transnational Law and Justice Network.


Eddy Pérez joined Climate Action Network Canada as Climate Diplomacy Manager in January 2018 after working in Geneva with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and as a Climate Action Network International consultant.


Eddy is an expert on climate diplomacy, analyzing and monitoring international climate negotiations from a Canadian and North American perspective. He chairs the G7 Climate and Energy WG within the G7 Global Taskforce and sits on the Canadian Domestic Advisory Group (CEDAG) for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA).


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