Webinar - Why Getting the Climate Science Right in Court Is Crucial To Protect Kids' Rights

3:15PM April 2, 2021
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Youth-led climate change litigation has been an expanding area of advocacy in recent years. Our Children’s Trust (OCT), a pioneering law firm in this field, is leading such litigation efforts in multiple countries, including Juliana v. the United StatesLa Rose v. Her Majesty the Queen in Canada, and Jóvenes v. Gobierno de México. Given the disproportionate climate change impacts children experience, it is critical for the remedies sought to align with what scientists say is needed to stabilize the climate system. The best available science indicates catastrophic climate change impacts are already happening and will get worse unless global warming is limited to no more than 1°C by the end of the century. However, many climate change laws, including the Paris Agreement, aim for limiting warming to 1.5°C or even 2°C, a level of warming which would be catastrophic to youth and other vulnerable communities. In order to protect our children's right to a safe and viable atmosphere, we must set our climate ambition in line with what scientists are telling us.

Join us for a webinar involving scholars, lawyers, and young people who are at the cutting edge of pushing states to recognize the rights of children and to take responsibility for climate action that is scientifically informed.

This event is co-hosted with Our Children’s Trust and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development. This is part of the lead-up to the UN Special Rapporteur’s North American Regional Consultation on Children’s Right to a Healthy Environment. co-hosted by CERI, David Suzuki Foundation, and the International Institute for Child Rights and Development, taking place July 15 to 18, 2021.

We encourage you to register even if you are unable to attend. Everyone who registers will receive a link to the webinar recording.

If you have any questions, contact Selena Kunar.