Her Excellency Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice, and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, will speak about the impact of climate change on human rights.
The unprecedented call for climate justice was formalized through the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The agreement recognizes the need to respect and promote human rights and protect those who are most vulnerable to climate change.
How do we as Canadians ensure that the principles of the Paris Agreement are realized? How do we grow a culture of climate justice? What role is there for lawyers in climate justice?
With opening remarks by The Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and a Q&A with CIGI Senior Fellow Sara Seck.
Date: June 20, 2016
Program*: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Donald Lamont Learning Centre
Reception: 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Convocation Hall
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
Please enter via east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square
*This program is also available via simultaneous webcast.
This public event is free, but space is limited. To attend or to join the webcast, please register.
Photographs taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.
This event is held in partnership with the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.