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How can laws be used in favour of corporate accountability and environmental justice? How can victims of industrial pollution get compensation?
Three senior environmental lawyers with a proven track record in corporate accountability will share key insights over drinks and canapés with professionals active in the field of environmental law. REGISTER by buying your TICKET (green button at the top right)
When: Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (CET)
Where: Thon Hotel, Aarlenstraat 81, 1000 Brussel - View Map
These three keynote speakers have already confirmed their presence:
Keynote 1: Marie-Laure Guislain
As Head of Litigation for French legal association Sherpa's 'Globalisation and Human Rights' programme, MarieLaure Guislain works on litigation concerning various environmental crimes by transnational companies. She will expose the Chevron case in the Ecuadorian Amazon in relation to
access to justice and CSR international instruments.
Keynote 2: Peter De Smedt
A 2016 verdict by the Constitutional Court of Belgium opened the door to make polluters pay a lot more than the symbolic euro for damage to the environment. Belgian lawyer Peter De Smedt, who won a case at the Constitutional Court, will explain how the prevailing practice of only paying the symbolic euro hurts the environment and what the alternatives are.
Keynote 3: Maria Kleis-Walravens
Maria Kleis-Walravens is Project Lead of the EU Group Climate and Energy at ClientEarth. Maria works actively to achieve a EU state aid framework which effectively stops Member State funding to activities that are harmful for the environment and that hinder the achievement of a clean, low-carbon and sustainable energy market. Maria will provide examples for her daily practice about how state aid rules can be used to achieve a better climate.”
REGISTER by buying your TICKET (green button at the top right)
Donations from this event go to Ecuadorean lawyers who are defending the local communities in Ecuador who still suffer from Chevron's legacy. You can also make a gift if you are not able to participate - or make a bid on one of the piece in our ART COLLECTION.
This event is organised by:
European Environmental Bureau, the largest federation of environmental NGOs in Europe
In partnership with:
The crowd versus, a non-profit platform for crowdfunding for environmental justice campaigns
The Club of Rome, a global think tank where scientists, economists, enterpreneurs, high level civil servants and former heads of state from around the world share concerns about the future of humanity.
Contact Nick Meynen firstname.lastname@example.org or 0485-457373 for more details