Stellenbosch University LLM students on Sustainable Development Law photographed to commemorate the LLM Mini-Conference on Selected legal aspects of International Climate Action, which took place at Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law on the 11th of October 2021. This conference comprised presentations on the rationale of international climate action and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13 on taking action on climate change and its impacts; the relationship between the SDGs and the Paris Agreement; and that state of domestication of the SDGs in South Africa. The conference also expanded on the international governance framework and the responsibility of national governments towards climate action, pointing out legal opportunities to ensure governmental climate accountability, as well as the challenges related to climate change litigation against governmental climate inaction. In light of COP26 in November 2021 in Glasgow, students discussed climate action implementation and how the Paris Agreement is expected to further impact the global economy in Europe and Africa in particular, including areas of cooperation in adaptation and mitigation measures.
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