The climate and ecological emergency has placed the role of the courts in sharper focus. Are they the final arbiters of climate justice?

In recent years, courts have become a lightning rod for action on climate change, air pollution, environmental degradation, land rights and related issues. Citing failure by the authorities, increasing numbers of individuals and communities are taking their grievances to the courts for redress.

Held as part of London Climate Action Week, this international event looks at the cutting edge of climate change jurisprudence and adjudication in this vital field through the experience of prominent figures directly involved in landmark judgements in Pakistan, Brazil, India and the UK.

The High-Level Panel will be chaired by Justice of Justice of The Supreme Court, The Right Hon Lord Carnwath of Notting Hill, CVO and comprise the following distinguished speakers:

Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah, Supreme Court of Pakistan and Founding Member, Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

Justice Antonio Herman Benjamin, National High Court of Brazil; Founder, Global Judicial Institute on the Environment

Dr Raquel Dodge, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Brazil

Ms Irum Ahsan, Principal Counsel, Asian Development Bank

Mr James Thornton, Founding CEO, Client Earth

Mr Ritwick Dutta, Environmental Lawyer, LIFE, India.