Climate Breakfast Seminar Series: The role of human rights in the climate emergency

The Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG), the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) of the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, and the student association Casus Clima are happy to announce the Eighth Climate Breakfast Seminar with Dr. Annalisa Savaresi, Associate Professor of International Environmental Law at the University of Eastern Finland’s Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL).

The seminar will address the role of human rights in the climate emergency. Dr. Savaresi will consider the interplay between climate change and human rights law, and human rights-based climate litigation. More specifically, she will explain how individuals and groups around the world increasingly rely on human rights law and remedies to bridge the accountability gap in climate change law.

Dr. Savaresi has researched this topic extensively, working in partnership with organisations such as and Amnesty International, providing technical support to a pathbreaking inquiry on the responsibility of the world’s largest fossil fuel companies for the impacts of climate change (Carbon Majors inquiry). Dr. Savaresi has authored numerous publications on how to embed human rights considerations into climate change law and practice. She presently serves as Director for Europe of the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment and is Associate Editor of the Review of International, European and Comparative Environmental Law.

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

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