International-Lawyers.Org attended the 22nd meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Unitrd Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. At COP22, INTLawyers disseminated a research papers that provided a legal eventuation and description of the Paris Agreement, the latest in a line of climate instruments; contributed to side-events on climate finance and climate justice; and held bi-lateral meetings withn State and non- State actor to strengthen African capacity to address climate change and to encourage adequate international action based on common but differentiated responsibilities.
A focus of INTLawyers activities is its cooperation with its African partners in the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA) and the International Student Movement for the United Nations (ISMUN).
INTLawyers also contributed to State and non-State actors’ strategy discussions about international climate action in light of the outcome of the United States election that brought into office an administration that is likely to deny that climate change is taking place and which has threatened to ignore the Paris Agreement, which it signed as an Executive Agreement.
The annual Climate Summit is scheduled to run until Friday, 18 November 2016.