How technological and social developments empower civil society to trigger and support global legal action against environmental destruction and climate change
Guest: Reinhold Gallmetzer, Founder and Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Center for Climate Crimes Analysis (CCCA) and Appeals Counsel for the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Commentator: Ana Maria Nusdeo (USP), Associate Professor of the Faculty of Law, specialises in the field of environmental law, in particular climate change.
Moderator: Bruno Martins Morais (PUCPR), PhD candidate in Socio-Environmental Law at PUCPR, specialises in the impact of illegal logging in the Brazilian Amazon.
Current legislation governing discrete sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are underenforced, including laws pertaining to deforestation, regulation of mining activities, and the use of fossil fuels.
Law enforcement and judiciary entities do not use their full power to address the climate crisis. Instead, recent information and communication technology and social developments have made it possible for investigative NGOs, expert organisations, and private citizens to act in concert and effectively support climate-relevant law enforcement and judicial action.
The Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA) is a group of prosecutors that seeks to harness the collective potential of investigative NGOs and experts to support judicial climate action. By collecting and analysing relevant information in collaboration with a broad and diverse network of partners, and by strategically sharing that information with competent law enforcement authorities or advocacy organizations, CCCA seeks to trigger and support global judicial action against illegal activities related to climate change.
When: 24/08/2021, 11h (São Paulo/Brazil) UTC -3; 16h (Berlin) UTC +2
Where: Mecila YouTube Channel
Languages: English (no interpretation provided)
Organized by: Mecila; USP Law School; PUCPR