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Law and climate discussion to be addressed by AG
Attorney General Rossa Fanning Pic: Cian Redmond

15 Jun 2023 / environment Print

Law and climate discussion to be addressed by AG

An event focusing on the law, lawyers and the climate emergency will be hosted by the Climate Bar Association (Comhshaol) tomorrow, Friday (16 June) from 4-6pm.

The keynote address by Alex White SC (director Institute of International and European Affairs) will also be streamed live. 

There will also be an address by Attorney General Rossa Fanning SC.

The formal presentations will be followed by an extended discussion between barristers, solicitors, invited ENGOs and other relevant actors involved in climate and environmental litigation.

Registration is now open.

Panel speakers:

  • Chair: Clíona Kimber SC, Comhshaol chair,
  • Allison Hough BL, Environmental Justice Network,
  • Laura Neal, Friends of the Earth, in the North,
  • Conor Linehan SC, William Fry (vice-chair Law Society Environmental and Planning Law Committee).

The Climate Bar Association (Comhshaol) is dedicated to pursuing pro-environmental initiatives within the Law Library and in society more widely.

It is a specialist bar association with three interconnected objectives:

  • Pursuing practical green and environmental initiatives within the Law Library and surrounding neighbourhoods, such as  planting and landscaping for pollinators and reduction of plastic and achievement of energy efficiency,
  • Being a think-tank of environmental-law expertise and thought leaders in environmental law and biodiversity protection for the Irish legal community and for Irish society,
  • Enabling members to use their expertise to support NGOs and other litigants to engage in environmental advocacy and litigation.
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