International Development Law Organization

IDLO to Showcase Rule of Law at Warsaw Climate Conference

As the Philippines counts the cost of a devastating typhoon, delegates from 195 countries are meeting in the Polish capital, alongside NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, academics and civic groups, for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change The race is on to reach a new international accord for cuts and adaptation to greenhouse gas emissions (also referred to as ‘mitigation and resilience’), supported by accountable climate finance, clean technologies and public participation.

IDLO is holding two events in Warsaw to underline the centrality of the rule of law to sustainable development and climate-oriented solutions.

On November 15, in partnership with the Democratic Republic of Congo, a side event on “The Rule of Law for Climate Change Responses and Sustainable Rural Development” will examine how the rule of law can contribute to just and responsible action on climate change, focusing on the needs of the most vulnerable and marginalized. Country representatives and experts from diverse regions will present their views and experiences, leading to a participatory discussion.

On November 16, with the support of the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, IDLO will host a workshop on “The Rule of Law, Climate Change and Sustainable Development”. Incorporating recent trends in climate negotiations and the post-2015 development agenda, the workshop will allow experts and practitioners from both developed and developing countries to debate how the rule of law can address climate-related challenges and support sustainable development outcomes for all.

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