2019 Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture - 12.03.2019

The 2019 Sir Kenneth Bailey Memorial Lecture was held on Tuesday 12 March 2019 presented by Professor Lavanya Rajamani on the topic "Innovation and Experimentation in the International Climate Change Regime".

Event synopsis

The international climate change negotiations, plagued as they are by deepseated and seemingly irresolvable differences, have had to demonstrate remarkable dexterity over the years in skirting political dysfunction to reach agreement. The agreements reached reflect innovation and experimentation in several respects: the architecture of the legal instruments adopted, the profusion of norms of differing legal character in these instruments, the forms of differentiation between developed and developing countries, and even in the processes and  procedures parties followed to reach agreement.

This lecture will explore innovation and experimentation across the climate change regime, with a focus on issues relating to legal character and differentiation. Co-hosted by Melbourne Journal Of International Law Lavanya Rajamani is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi.

Lavanya is an expert in the field of international environmental and climate change law. She has authored several books and articles in this field. Her latest coauthored book, International Climate Change Law (OUP, 2017), won the 2018 ASIL Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law. She delivered a prestigious Hague Academy Special Course on the International Climate Change Regime in July 2018. She has also served as Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change (2008–2014) and as a consultant to the UNFCCC Secretariat, a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, and a legal adviser to the Chairs of Ad Hoc Working Groups under the FCCC. She was part of the UNFCCC core drafting and advisory team for the Paris Agreement.