On September 27th, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Landesa, the New York City Bar Association International Environmental Law Committee, and Wake Forest Law School hosted a day-long conference on the intersection between land use, the climate crisis and clean energy transition, and human rights.
Held at the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, the conference brought together individuals from civil society organizations, governments, and academia, as well as lawyers, climate scientists, land-rights experts, indigenous representatives and other stakeholder groups. The panelists analyzed the critical role that land plays in achieving climate solutions, the degree to which climate change may reshape regional abilities to support sustainable ecosystems, and the ways in which these land and climate interactions might affect land rights, human rights, and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. This outcome document summarizes the panel discussions and crucial takeaways.
Mateusz Kasprowicz, Sam Szoke-Burke & Kaitlin Y. Cordes,
Outcome Report on the Climate Crisis, Global Land Use and Human Rights Conference,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/74
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