Climate change is obviously high up on the international agenda at the moment. Attention is firmly focussed on inter-governmental negotiations towards an agreement to replaced the climate change regime under the existing Kyoto Protocol which will expire in 2012. In this regard, two academic conferences on the international law of climate change will take place in the next month to discuss potential future developments in this dynamic field of law.
First, the theme of the annual conference of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) is “Climate Change and its Challenges for the International Legal System”. The Conference will take place at the University of London on Friday 17 October 2008 from 09:30 to 18:30. A full programme and further details are available on the BIICL website.
The second event is an inter-disciplinary workshop being organised by the Edinburgh School of Law with the title “Perspectives on Post-Kyoto Climate Change”. The keynote speech will be presented by Prof. David Freestone (Legal Vice-President at the World Bank) at 18:00 on Thursday 30 October 2008. The workshop will take place on Friday 31 October. Details on how to register to attend can be found on the website.