International Law & Policy for a Low-Carbon Economy Programme, Copenhagen 07-18 Dec 2009

January 1 - December 18, 2009 Host International Law & Policy for a Low Carbon Economy Programme

The International Law & Policy for a Low Carbon Economy Programme currently revolves around four principal events:
(1) Building the Low-Carbon Economy beyond Copenhagen: The Global Law & Policy Research Agenda / Seminar
In this International Law & Policy Research Seminar, developed & developing country negotiators & leading experts will identify key priorities for the emerging global law & policy research agenda on sustainable development of the low-carbon economy / 10am - 6pm Sat Dec 12, Clarion Hotel, Copenhagen
(2) Climate Finance: Legal and Regulatory Issues / Course
In this International Capacity-Building Course, registered government, civil society and private sectors delegates will access leading experts to build certified skills in legal & regulatory aspects of climate finance /10am – 4pm Sun Dec 13, University of Copenhagen*, Copenhagen
(3) Developing Sustainable & Equitable Legal Frameworks for the Global Low-Carbon Economy / Side-Event
In this proposed UNFCCC Climate Conference Side-Event, a series of participatory expert-led roundtables will brief COP delegates on the most recent legal frameworks & practices in carbon financing & carbon trading, forestry & clean tech development, & rights-based frameworks for climate change / Event to be confirmed, Bella Center, Copenhagen
(4) Climate Justice & Sustainability / Reception
In this Book Launch Reception & Celebration, global leaders & COP delegates will keynote on the low-carbon economy, sustainability & indigenous rights, & will toast brilliant new international publications such as Freestone & Streck, Legal Aspects of Carbon Trading: Kyoto, Copenhagen & Beyond (OUP 2009) with wine, cheese & chocolates / 6pm – 8pm Wed Dec 16, Bella Center, Copenhagen

This International Law & Policy Programme, chaired by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL), engages leading academic partners from the University of Sydney, New York University, the University of Toronto, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Cambridge, McGill University & the University of Oslo, also the University of Chile, the National Litoral University of Argentina, the University of Beijing & the University of Hong Kong. Key collaborators include the International Development Law Organisation (IDLO), the International Law Association, the UN Environment Programme, the UN Development Programme, ClimateFocus & the Assembly of First Nations, with grateful thanks to Sustainable Prosperity, also Quebec & other governments, for their support.

All COP 15 government and intergovernmental delegates, civil society representatives, business representatives, students and others welcome. For more information or to register your interest in participating, please email, with cc to and All event dates and venues are subject to confirmation by Nov 25, with details to be posted on
See attached announcement.


Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, MEM (Yale) BCL & LLB (McGill) BA Hons
Senior Director, Sustainable Prosperity
Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (LCIL), Cambridge University

Director, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
3644 Peel St / McGill University Faculty of Law / Montreal QC Canada H3A 1X1
+1 613 218 9118 (mobile) / +1 819 398 8198 (fax) /

April 2018