International

IC3 members Luna Khirfan, Robert McLeman and Linda Mortsch are lead authors in the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Working Group II report on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The report is due to be released on February 28, 2022 and assess the impacts and risks of climate change, looking at ecosystems, biodiversity, and human communities at global and regional levels. It will also review vulnerabilities and the capacities and limits of the natural world and human societies to adapt to climate change.

Unpacking the international governance framework of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Moderated by Waterloo Professor Ian Rowlands, the discussion explored how COP fits into the global climate change governance system, and featured guest speakers who shared their own COP experiences.

On November 5, 2021, the Climate Law & Governance Day 2021 global symposium was held during COP26 in Glasgow and attracted over 1,100 registrants from over 120 countries in-person and online. Tejas Rao, Secretariat Coordinator for the Climate Law & Governance Initiative 2021, reflects on the experience.