Side Event COP 25: Pathways to the Future: The Law for Next Generations and Scenarios for Decarbonizing the Earth

12 December 2019 (16:15 20:00 – UC3M Puerta de Toledo Campus, Ronda de Toledo, Room 0.A.09)
Organizers: ICEL , IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law , UC3M and Instituto Pascual Madoz (UC3M )

16:15 16:20: Welcome / Bienvenida
Prof. Dr. Marcos Vaquer Caballería (Secretary General of UC3M / Professor of Administrative Law)

16:20 18:00: First Panel. The Law for Future Generations
Moderator: Montserrat Abad Castelos (Professor of Public International Law,


  • Dr. Alexandra Harrington, “Intergenerational Justice” (Fulbright Chair in Global Governance at Balsillie School of International Affairs, Canada)
  • Prof. Dr. Émilie Gaillard : “COP25 and the Law for Future Generations” General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair for Peace Normandy Region, CNRS, University of Caen –, Associate Professor in international Environmental and Human Rights Law, Sciences Po Rennes)
  • Prof. Dr. D. Jessica Owley : Rethinking Environmental in a Climate Change Era with the Rise of Private Environmental Governance (Professor of Law , University of Miami)
  • Tony Oposa, “Changing the story: The Normandy Chair for Peace… with the Earth” (Leader of the Normandy Chair for Peace Normandy Region, CNRS, University of Caen)

Coffee break: 18:00 18:40

18:40 20 :00: Second Panel. Decarbonizing the Earth
Moderator: Silvia Gallart Parramón (Director of International Relations and Cooperation, UC3M)


  • Prof. Dr. Marie Claire Cordonnier Segger , “Legal Preparedness for Climate Change” Change”(Executive Secretary, COP25 Climate Law and Governance Initiative & Senior Director, CISDL, University of Cambridge)
  • Prof. Dr. Christina Voigt: “COP25 and the Role of carbon sinks and other nature based solutions” solutions” (Professor of Public International Law, University of Oslo, Coordinator at PluriCourts , Chair of the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, Governing Board Member of ICEL, Member of the IUCN Task Force on Climate Change)
  • Dr. Risa Smith: “Why we need 30%: Protected Areas as part of the Climate Change Solution“(Chair of the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, Climate Change Specialist Group)

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