To coincide with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London in April 2018, the Commonwealth Climate and Law Initiative (CCLI) launched and published a series of research reports, including an actionable framework for directors to integrate climate change issues into governance practice and policy recommendations for directors’ associations and financial regulators.
CCLI has been examining the legal basis for directors in Commonwealth common law countries to take account of physical climate change risk and societal responses to climate change, under prevailing statutory and common (judge-made) laws. This topic is relevant to a wide range of organisations working on or interested in climate change issues.
The national legal papers follow a uniform structure and can be downloaded here.
17:00 – 17:05 – Welcome by Ben Caldecott, Founding Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme (UK)
17:05 – 17:15 – Introductory remarks by Hon. Lord Carnwath, Justice, The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UK)
17:15 – 18:30 – Panel Discussion moderated by Nigel Brook, Partner, Clyde & Co LLP (UK).
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, MinterEllison (Australia)
Hon. Lord Carnwath, Justice, The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (UK)
Alice Garton, Company and Financial Project Leader, ClientEarth (UK/Australia)
Cynthia Williams, Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Canada)