Barbara Janusz-Pawletta participated in Climate Law & Governance Day (CLGD) 2019 Symposium during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC in Madrid, Spain

Climate Change, UN Climate Change Conference

Dec. 6, 2019

Taking place from 2 to 16 December in Madrid, The 25th UN Climate Change Conference (The Madrid Climate Change Conference) - COP25 comes at a time when new data shows the climate emergency is getting worse every day, and is impacting people’s lives everywhere, whether from extreme heat, air pollution, wildfires, intensified flooding or droughts.

At the 6th of December Barbara Janusz-Pawletta participated in Climate Law & Governance Day (CLGD) 2019 Symposium during the 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) of the UNFCCC in Madrid, Spain. At the Expert Panel "Advancing Ambition & Compliance on Climate Change through Law & Governance Innovations for Sustainable Investment & Resilient Oceans" Barbara Janusz-Pawletta addressed the question of what innovative laws and governance practices can incentivize climate-change related investments using the example of Central Asian countries. She also took part at High Level Plenary: Advancing Future Global Responses to Climate Change through World-Class Legal Research & Teaching.

As Paris Agreement representatives, observers and stakeholders gather in Madrid for the UNFCCC COP 25 from 2-13 December 2019, CLGD 2019 convened a community of leading law faculties and legal institutes, international organization counsel, government authorities, law associations, judges, professionals and others responsible for inspiring, innovating and building law and governance capacity.

Legal and institutional transformation is urgently required to support efforts to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels; to adapt to the adverse impacts of climate change; to foster climate resilience and low greenhouse gas emissions development; and to make finance flows consistent with a pathway towards sustainable development. Over 160 countries have stressed the importance of legal and institutional reform in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to the global response to climate change under the Paris Agreement.