9 November 2020

CILG receives funding for the IV TRAMEREN Conference on Climate Change: Action beyond the State

Beatriz Martinez Romera (Center for International Law and Governance - CILG) has received two grants from the Carlsberg Foundation and Dreyersfond for the Fourth TRAMEREN Conference on ‘Enhancing Climate Action beyond the State’.

To achieve the goals of the Paris Agreement, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), in which each state party to the Paris Agreement outlines its best efforts for addressing climate change, have been introduced. However, the NDCs currently on the table are deemed to fall short from the climate goals. In this connection, as acknowledged in the literature, the role of non-state and subnational actors has become increasingly important in bridging governance gaps and enhancing climate action. The Fourth International TRAMEREN Conference seeks to explore how non-state actors can boost climate action.

The conference is organized around six panels:

  1. Civil Society;
  2. Business and Industry;
  3. Regional/International Organizations and Regimes;
  4. Sub-state Governments, Cities and Municipalities;
  5. Courts, including the role of constitutional and human rights; and
  6. Universities and Epistemic Communities.

This interdisciplinary conference, which is scheduled for the autumn of 2021, will stir the interest of scholars, policymakers, stakeholders and students, all of which are crucial in defining a way forward in global climate governance.

TRAMEREN is an international research network established between the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and New York University School of Law. The purpose of TRAMEREN is to explore research synergies and to develop a framework for collaboration and exchanges in the area of climate change governance.