By Centre for Law and Environment , on 21 June 2016
Professor Macrory was key note speaker at a meeting organized in Brussels by the European Environmental Advisory Councils on 17 June to discuss the legal implications of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The EEAC is a grouping of official environmental advisory bodies across the EU, and includes the UK Climate Change Committee.
Although the Paris agreement has been characterized as a commitment of effort by parties rather than Kyoto style legally binding emission reductions , Professor Macrory’s analysis demonstrated there were many legal obligations encased in the agreement. He went on to argue that the ambitious overall goals of the agreement were likely to influence the development of climate change law and litigation at national level.
Professor Macrory’s power point : Macrory Paris agreement