Climate Breakfast Webinar with Prof. Randall S. Abate

Climate Change and the Voiceless

The "Centre for International Law and Governance" (CILG) and the Centre for European and Comparative Legal Studies (CECS) of the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), and the student association Casus Clima are happy to announce the Fourth Climate Breakfast Seminar by Professor Randall S. Abate, Rechnitz Family / Urban Coast Institute, Endowed Chair in Marine and Environmental Law and Policy, Monmouth University.

The webinar will address Professor Abate’s research on Climate Change and the Voiceless: Protecting Future Generations, Wildlife, and Natural Resources (Cambridge University Press 2019). This work acknowledges that domestic and international law protections are beginning to recognize rights and responsibilities that apply to the voiceless community; however, these legal developments have yet to be pursued in a collective manner and have not been considered together in the context of climate change and climate justice. Professor Abate’s presentation will identify the common vulnerabilities of “the voiceless” in the Anthropocene era and propose how the law can evolve to protect their interests more effectively through a stewardship-focused and rights-based system derived from the mandate inherent in the concept of sustainable development.

The Climate Breakfast Seminar Series was launched in June 2019 as a platform to provide expert insights on crucial contemporary climate change issues.

Time: Thursday, 11th June 2020 from 09:00 to 10:00

Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration is needed!

Join the webinar here.

For further information, please contact: Beatriz Martinez Romera (beatriz.martinez.romera@jur.ku.dk