TORONTO, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - What impacts does climate change have on human rights — and how can Canadians grow a culture of climate justice?
To find out, come join a discussion at the Law Society on June 20, featuring Her Excellency Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, Chair of the Mary Robinson Foundation and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and Professor Sara Seck, Associate Professor of Law at Western University and Senior Fellow with the International Law Research Program of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
Opening remarks will be delivered byThe Hon. Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
The unprecedented call for climate justice was formalized through the Paris Agreement in December 2015. The agreement recognizes the need to respect and promote human rights and protect those who are most vulnerable to climate change.
This event will highlight how we as Canadians ensure that the the principles of the Paris Agreement are realized, as well as the roles that are available for lawyers in climate justice.
Partners in this Rule of Law event include the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Canadian Environmental Law Association, and the Ontario Bar Association.
Date: June 20, 2016
Program*: 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. – Donald Lamont Learning Centre
Reception: 7:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. – Convocation Hall
130 Queen St. W., Toronto - Please enter via east-side doors facing Nathan Phillips Square
*This program is also available via simultaneous webcast.
Photographs taken at this public event will be used in Law Society and partner organization print and online publications.
SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada
For further information: Media contact: Susan Tonkin, Communications Advisor - Media Relations, [email protected], or 416-947-7605. Thank you for confirming your attendance in advance.