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In a recent post, we mentioned the need for empathetic action of all governments, civil society, academics, the media, religious leaders and institutions, families, and individuals to contain the environmental crisis. We stated why this cooperation is an urgent and fundamental need.
Now, as a kind of emphasis on legal clinics’ role- where that legal knowledge, skills, and social needs meet together- in this struggle, we want to republish the invitation of several environmental law clinics to participate in a gathering.
The title of this upcoming event is: How can law clinics adapt to tackle climate change? Thinking globally; acting locally
This event, hosted by the universities of King’s College London, Strathclyde, and York in association with the Clinical Legal Education Organisation, draws its inspiration from the “adaptation” theme of COP26.
A panel of students and other expert contributors will translate this theme into the student law clinic context to frame activities for the 2021 Student Law Clinic Global Day of Action for Climate Justice (which takes place on 17 November 2021). The panel will reflect on COP26 and allow student law clinics to consider the contrast between the global conversation and local actions. A keynote address will be provided by Alex Goodman, a barrister with Landmark Chambers.
This free, online event will feature contributions from students and academics at the three host law clinics. Still, we also invite contributions from other law clinics to showcase good practice or recent successes in case work or campaigns about the “adaptation” theme. Those interested in contributing should set out how their activities have been directed to avert, minimize or address the loss and damage that is already occurring from climate change, and send details of that to [email protected] before 09.00 [UK time] on Monday 18 October 2021. Please note that it may not be possible to feature all correspondents in the event on Tuesday, 3 November, but we will endeavor to ensure a broad representation of both clinics and ideas.
Event details will be circulated to those who register the day before the event.
You can follow the Clinical Legal Education Organisation on Twitter at @ClinicalLegal. https://twitter.com/ClinicalLegal
There will be a Global Day of Action student takeover of CLEO’s Twitter feed before the event.
Any questions about CLEO’s involvement with this event can be directed to [email protected].
Further information about the Global Day of Action can be found on Facebook
or Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/uoygda/