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COP27 - academic experts from The Dickson Poon School of Law respond

Stephen Matthews and Rinku Yunusa

Law Communications team

18 November 2022

The 27th Conference of the Parties - COP27 - brought together representatives from the 198 countries that have signed the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

As world leaders and their negotiating teams gathered in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, we asked some of The Dickson Poon School of Law's academic experts to share their research and reflections.

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Dr Megan Bowman, Director of the King's Centre for Climate Law and Governance, shared her hopes for COP27 (see above). You can read Dr Bowman's 2022 paper, Turning Promises into Action: Legal Readiness for Climate Finance and Implementing the Paris Agreement.

Dr Bowman also shared her recent report, Regulatory Leadership for a Net Zero Transition, in the context of Finance Day. 

Dr Yael Lifshitz shared three separate pieces of research, looking at the role cities can play in the clean energy transition; the tendency among lawmakers to respond to new challenges by copying existing legal implications ('legal transplants'), and the possible implications for natural resource law; and the role of private law as the traditionally-centralised model of energy generation and exchange is disrupted by new technology.

Read Dr Yael Lifshitz's paper on Energy Cities.

Read Dr Lifshitz's paper, Natural Transplants, co-authored with Vanessa Casado Pérez from Texas A&M University School of Law.

Read Dr Lifshitz's paper, Private Energy.

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Megan Bowman

Megan Bowman

Director of Climate Law and Governance Centre

Yael  Lifshitz

Yael Lifshitz

Senior Lecturer in Property Law

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