Location: Wageningen Campus, Orion Building, Room C1040. Time: 17.00 – 19.00. Free entrance
On the 26th of November the RUW foundation will organise, together with Green Office Wageningen and the Law and Governance Group, a panel debate on the role of law and legal action in addressing climate change. After the remarkable Urgenda Climate Case ruling there is much debate in the legal community on the potential of the law in protecting the climate.
The international panel contains many prominent and engaged experts, such as Josephine van Zeben (Oxford University), Lucas Bergkamp, emeritus professor environmental law (Hunton LLP), Hanneke Palm (Environmental expert from the Dutch public sector), Edward Brans (Pels Rijken, the Dutch state advocate), Kai Purnhagen (Wageningen University) and Koos van den Berg (Höcker Advocaten). Arthur Mol, Rector Magnificus of Wageningen University and Research Centre, will open the discussion at 17:00 ‘o clock. The event will be moderated by Nature editor Quirin Schiermeier.
During the event we will pose questions to our panel such as: Can law be used as a policy instrument to combat climate change? What is the significance of the climate case? Can we extend the climate case to hold companies accountable?