Bristol seminar on climate change

Professor Duncan French was invited to participate in a seminar at the law firm, Burges Salmon in Bristol, on recent developments in the climate change regime.

Presenting with Dr Ben Pontin, UWE, their paper focused on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and the largely hidden role that legal rules frame and govern the global assessment of climate science.

Professor French noted: “the reports of the IPCC have become increasingly authoritative in their determination of the science and consequently its important to understand the role, governance and procedures of the IPCC.

“An upcoming challenge will be how the work of the IPCC will in future be relied upon as the legal regime which has built itself around this important scientific work becomes increasingly contested and fragmented”.