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UiB/CROP side events at COP21

Quest for Global Sustainability: Climate Change, Science and the Oslo Principles

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Monday 7 December 2015

At the UNESCO Pavilion at COP21 (Climate generations spaces)

Chaired by UNESCO

12:10 The warming world – current state, projections and risks.

Presentations by Eystein Jansen and Tore Furevik, Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway. Comments by Kira Vinke, Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Germany

12:30 What are the obligations of States under current international law?

Presentation of the Oslo Principles, prepared by the Expert Group on Global Climate Obligations

- Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and founding Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale

- Michael Gerrard, Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University

- Jaap Spier, Advocate-General of the Netherlands Supreme Court and Honorary Professor, Maastricht University

- Antonio Benjamin, Justice at the Supreme Court of Brazil

- Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute, Columbia University.

13:25 Q & A session

13:40 Break

13:45 Presentation of new CROP book: “Poverty and the MDGs: A critical look forward”. Introduction by the editors; Alberto D. Cimadamore (CROP); Gabriele Kohler (UNRISD); Thomas Pogge (Yale University)

14:00 Comments by Sascha Gabizon, Executive Director WECF International

 

At the UNESCO HQ, Paris - Room IX

18:00 The warming world – current state, projections and risks

Presentations by the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway
Comments from Potsdam Institute for Climate Research, Germany

18:20 What are the obligations of states under current international law?

Presentation of the Oslo Principles, prepared by the Expert Group on Global Climate Obligations

18:50 The role of the supreme courts in the quest for global sustainability

19:20 Q & A session

 

This event is co-organised by UNESCO, the Global Justice Program at Yale University and the Comparative Research Programme on Poverty (CROP-ISSC/UiB).