Webinar on Next Generation Constitutionalism - Climate change: Implications for constitutional law [8 December 2020]

Legal scholars talk about their latest research on constitutional law and the global problems of our time
  • When Dec 08, 2020 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
  • Where Zoom (Virtual meeting)
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Climate change could well be an extinction event for humankind and life on earth, unless we can create a new and more balanced relationship between our natural and social worlds.

But what would this new constitutional order look like?  What does constitutional law currently have to say about the problem of climate change?  How should constitutional law address this peril?  

We speak to two leading international scholars working on the problem of constitutionalism and climate change about these and other questions.

Our discussion will explore how climate change litigation in Brazil and elsewhere can influence the development of constitutionalism, and what the next generation of constitution-makers can and should do in practice to combat climate change and to create a new normative relationship between nature, constitution law, and society.


Guest Speakers

Joana Setzer

Assistant Professor at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, at the LSE. Her main area of research is climate change litigation.

Navraj Ghaleigh

Senior Lecturer in Climate Law at Edinburgh Law School, and Head of the Public Law Subject area.


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