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The role of law session 1: Driving the transition to sustainability launch event


This series will explore the roles of law in driving the transition to sustainability. The purpose is to highlight and provoke discussion about the roles the law could (and should?) be playing, through a series of talks and panels including high-profile lawyers and non-lawyers, on engaging and illustrative case studies, covering a range of topics.

Today, we face urgent and escalating challenges which are pressuring planetary boundaries and social norms. Immediately, these include the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and a looming global economic crisis; but also existential threats to the very fabric that sustains life – our climate, biodiversity and natural systems.

Our existing political and economic frameworks are struggling to address today's challenges, and a concerted effort at reform is needed to enable a transition to a sustainable future. If we are to survive and flourish, we need radically to accelerate progress. The law is central to achieving this goal, yet there is limited discourse on its value and the essential roles it can play. 

In this launch event, we will be joined by Archana Hingorani, Global leader in socially-orientated impact funds; Margherita Cornaglia, Climate Change & Human Rights Barrister and Matthew Gingell, Founder of the Chancery Lane Project, to discuss the ways the law can be used to drive this transition to sustainability.

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