Wednesday 3 April 2024

Webinar on ECtHR's Judgments in Climate Change Cases

On Friday 12 April 13:00 CET the University of Lausanne is organizing a reaction webinar on the ECtHR's first judgments on climate change. In the webinar, scholars and practitioners will offer their reactions and preliminary assessments of the decisions, to be delivered by the Grand Chamber of the Court on 9 April in the cases of Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), Carême v. France (no. 7189/21) and Duarte Agostinho and Others v. Portugal and 32 Others  (no. 39371/20). Participants will be offered the opportunity to ask questions, and a recording will be made available after the webinar here.  

The roundtable will consist of:

  • Prof. Véronique Boillet, Professor of Constitutional Law, Human Rights and the Environment, University of Lausanne
  • Joie Chowdhury, LL.M. (Columbia Law School), Senior Attorney (Climate Litigation and Accountability) for the Center for International Environmental Law's Climate & Energy Program
  • Dr. Corina Heri, Postdoctoral researcher at the University of Zurich, "Climate Rights and Remedies" research project
  • Dr. Yann Robiou du Pont, Marie Curie Fellow, University of Utrecht, researching how to quantify what are fair and ambitious emissions reductions and financial contributions from states, businesses and other actors to align with the Paris Agreement mitigation goals
  • Prof. Dr. Sonia I. Seneviratne, Deputy head of Inst. Atmospheric and Climate Science, ETH Zürich, coordinating lead author of the 6th assessment report of the IPCC (2018-2021)
  • Prof. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Associate Professor of Sustainability Law, University of Amsterdam, Counsel for Blue Ocean Law
  • Moderated by Prof. Evelyne Schmid, Professor of Public International Law, University of Lausanne; with Hana Drif, doctoral researcher, helping with the chat.
You can register here