IUCN WCEL Climate Change Specialist Group hosts a side-event on the “Role and Regulation of nature-based solutions, including the role of carbon markets” during COP 25.
In this context, the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, in close collaboration with its Climate Change Specialist Group (CCSG), organized the side-event entitled “Role and regulation of nature-based solutions, including the role of carbon markets” on 12 December (4-6pm) at the Carlos III University Madrid, during COP 25.
Professor Christina Voigt, who has been recently elected as a member of the Paris Agreement’s Committee to Facilitate Implementation and Promote Compliance (Compliance Committee), chaired the event. The panelists addressed cross-cutting legal themes and tools, calling attention to need for a paradigm shift in face of a climate emergency. COP 25 was held in Madrid, Spain, (from 02 to 15 December 2019), to discuss important measures to the implementation of the Paris Agreement, among other issues.
The event emphasized that safe operating space for humanity is at cross-roads, while the interconnected climate and biodiversity crises escalate to an unprecedented level. The messages from civil society and the scientific community are clear: there is no time to wait and cross-scale transformative action is urgently needed.
Dr. juris Christina Voigt is professor at the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo, Norway. Professor Voigt is a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL), member of the IUCN Task Force on Climate Change and the chair of the IUCN WCEL´s Specialist Group on Climate Change. In 2009, she was awarded the first IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Junior Scholarship Prize.
Marina Venâncio is a lawyer, international consultant at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and a Ph.D. candidate in ecological and human rights at the Federal University of Santa Catarina.