Climate Change Justice


10/11/2017 - 8.45 to 16.30


The Grange Hotel St Pauls, 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ

FBE 50th Congress in London on Climate Change and the role of lawyers in protecting the environment.


25 years ago, in 1992, when the United Nations framed the Convention on Climate Change, the Federation of European Bars (FBE – Federation des Barreaux d’Europe) was founded on the 23rd May. The FBE’s commitment to human rights and access to justice inspires our members to defend strong values and to examine in what way lawyers can make a difference. It is not surprising that in our 25th anniversary year we are investigating and discussing the role of lawyers in achieving climate change justice. Lawyers have many roles, as advisors, negotiators, litigators, contributors to legislation, judges, defenders of the rule of law, access to justice and human rights.

This congress gives us the opportunity to hear from those who have been involved in climate change justice and the defence of human rights, the development of corporate social responsibility policies, and the development of sustainability within different sectors of the economy. We will hear from those whose pro bono efforts have assisted those peoples most affected by incursions into the rainforest, and other areas where the natural environment is at risk. The program illustrates the interest of European lawyers in the topics.

The FBE extends a warm welcome to members of the Legal Sustainability Alliance who have led the way in building a network of concerned practitioners and firms which care about the environment.

Download programme here.