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October 28, 2022

ABA programs explore legal challenges during 2022 UN Climate Change Conference

CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2022 — The American Bar Association will co-host ─ with the International Bar Association, Brazilian Bar Association and Law Society of England and Wales ─ two panel discussions during the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) Nov. 6-18 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

The two programs are:

“The Role of the Legal Profession in the Climate Crisis” — In two back-to-back sessions, panelists will discuss the global legal community’s response to the climate crisis and the role lawyers should play in addressing climate change. The program will feature recorded remarks from ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross, and organizers intend to live stream the program. Click here for more information and to register.
Nov. 10, 2-7 a.m. EST (9 a.m.-2 p.m. local time)
Albatros Laguna Vista Resort in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

“@COP27 Blue Zone: Lawyers, Bars & Law Societies in the Climate Crisis” — Panelists will discuss how the law is a key tool in addressing climate change. The program will be live streamed and recorded on the UNFCCC YouTube channel. Click here for more information and to register.
Nov. 12, 9:45-11:15 a.m. EST (4:45-6:15 p.m. local time)
Sharm El-Sheikh International Convention Center, Egypt

Both events are free and will be available online for registered attendees. The links for recordings will be provided to registered attendees when they become available.

COP27 brings together world leaders, politicians, experts and others to discuss the climate crisis on a global level. The ABA was first granted observer status to COP26, and is sending two representatives to attend COP27. For more information, please contact Jennifer Kildee at 202-662-1732 or [email protected].

The ABA is largest voluntary association of lawyers in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.