Matrix’s Kate Cook has spoken at the Climate Change – The Science, The Economics, The Law conference today, which is part of the London Climate Action Week, offering experts in the field an opportunity to look at what can be done to make changes in the action against climate change.
Kate looked at the role and responsibilities of lawyers to address the human rights impacts of climate change with their clients, under the business and human rights framework. Kate concludes that: “lawyers in the private sector and in government have the opportunity and, I have argued, a professional obligation, to address these issues proactively with clients. That may prove to be the dividing line between complicity in climate breakdown and safeguarding human rights and the rule of law itself from the impacts of climate change.”
Read Kate’s full speech here.