Dear Climate-L Readers,
We are very pleased to invite you to an International Symposium entitled "Legal Preparedness for Climate Change: Promoting Carbon Markets and Sustainable Adaptation in Mexico and Latin America." This Legal Symposium will take place from 08 - 09 of September 2011 at the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) in Mexico City and will be a forum that encourages meeting, learning, dialogue and reflection among key decision makers, representatives of states, national and international experts, members of the business community, academics and students. The goal of the Symposium is to generate practical legal analysis, increased legal capacity and realistic recommendations that will position Mexico and Latin America as examples of green development and share legal models for proposing and implementing solutions to climate change. A document with more details is attached here.
One of the greatest challenges that the international community faces today is climate change. The 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be held later this year in Durban, South Africa, to discuss possible new binding commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the possibility of an agreement in Durban, Mexico and other Latin American countries have adopted a proactive attitude towards the challenges and risks associated with climate change. The region has started legal and economic reforms, proposing plans for low carbon economic growth that meets their social, political and economic priorities. These reforms aim at incorporating climate change concerns in the development of all environmental, social and economic policies, and to establish the foundations for local carbon emission markets that are compatible with other international markets.
This symposium is co-organised by the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL); the International Development Law Organization (IDLO); the Colegio de Abogados Ambientales de Mexico (CAAM); the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP); and the Special Committee on Climate Change of the Chamber of Deputies of Mexico, with support from the Department of Law of the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM).
The Symposium will also be webcast through both the IDLO and ITAM websites, in order to foster greater international participation and impact.
For more information, or to register for the symposium, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards,
Program Specialist, Environment & Sustainable Development Law Programs - International Development Law Organisation (IDLO) / Organisation Internationale de Droit du Développement (OIDD) Secretariat Manager - Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL) / Centre de Droit International du Développement Durable (CDIDD) Viale Vaticano, 106 00165, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 40403260 x 310
Fax: +39 06 40403232