Saúl Luciano Lliuya at COP27 - Recording available
Saúl Luciano Lliuya participated in this year's World Climate Conference in Egypt. He used this opportunity to exchange with other people affected by climate change from all over the world and to increase the pressure on state and government representatives to finally implement an adequate solution for dealing with losses and damages, so that people like him are protected from the risks and consequences of the climate crisis. During the conference, he spoke at the following events.
To many the climate negotiations appear to be stuck, how do we unlock progress on Loss and Damage?
Thursday, November 17th, | Room Memphis | COP27 | 6:30-8:00 pm EET
Loss and damage and finance for loss and damage emerged as a key negotiating point at COP 26 in Glasgow. Despite a strong push by civil society actors and developing country negotiators the demand for a loss and damage finance facility was not accommodated and a dialogue was agreed instead. This is a figment of a larger pattern where it has taken negotiators from developing and vulnerable countries many years to find ways for international climate law to address the issue of loss and damage. There have been important victories like the establishment of the Warsaw International Mechanism and the promised Santiago Network, yet these victories are yet to translate into legal clarity on questions of liability, compensation, and rehabilitation. It is an effort to undo this gridlock that climate litigation may provide an alternative avenue.
This session will bring together representatives from climate impacted communities, key negotiators from climate vulnerable countries and climate lawyers to deliberate on how to make progress on Loss and Damage in the negotiations. What can be done to accelerate action under the Paris Agreement?
- César Rodríguez-Garavito -Climate Litigation Accelerator, NYU law
- Saúl Luciano Lliuya - Plaintiff in Saúl Luciano Lliuya vs. RWE
- Hafijul Islam Khan - Climate Justice Centre Bangladesh
- Noah Walker-Crawford - University College London / Germanwatch
- Delta Merner - Union of Concerned Scientists (moderator)
This event will be Co-hosted by CLX, Germanwatch, Practical Action & Union of Concerned Scientists
Climate Litigation against corporations - RWE & Holcim Cases: Strategies, demands and lessons learned
Wednesday, November 16th | Climate Justice Hub | People Power Room | 3:00 – 4:15 pm EET
Climate litigation is emerging as an increasingly successful strategy to hold corporations accountable. In the last decade, several legal interventions have been launched around the world, in both national and transnational settings. This event will present insights and lessons learned from some of the most iconic cases challenging industry. Our conversation will address the historic lawsuit of a Peruvian farmer suing the German energy utility RWE and the new case of four Indonesian islanders suing the Swiss company Holcim - the world’s leading cement manufacturer, for climate-related losses and damages.
We will talk about the legal strategies, challenges and upcoming developments in the fight for corporate legal accountability in the context of climate change.
- Dr. Ivano Alogna, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
- Saúl Luciano Lliuya – Plaintiff RWE Case
- Dr. Noah Walker-Crawford - University College London/Germanwatch
- Laura Duarte Reyes - European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights & Holcim Case
Venue: Climate Justice Hub–Sanafir / PACHA Hotel in Naama Bay at Sharm el Sheikh, Egypt
The CSCJ Hub is located at the Sanafir / PACHA Hotel in Naama Bay, outside of the so-called "Blue-Zone" official negotiation space. The entrance can be hard to find: look for the red PACHA sign and the red cherries! You'll also see a big red bus facade next to the entrance!