SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL LAW - Conference (October 19, 2015)
CURRENT ISSUES AND FUTURE CHALLENGES
Co-organized by the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and the CUHK Faculty of Law
The Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macau and the CUHK Faculty of Law organize a conference on "Sustainable Development and International Law- Current Issues and Future Challenges" that will be held on October 19, 2015.
The CUHK Graduate Law Center, 2/F, Bank of America Tower, 12 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong
The aim of this conference is threefold. Its first aim is to review the genesis and clarify the meaning of the concept of sustainable development, as well as to assess its status within public international law.
Its second is to examine the legal principles that have emerged in the pursuit of sustainable development.
And its third is to assess to what extent the actual evolution of law demonstrates the balance and integration with all pertinent fields of international law as urged by the COP 21 coming soon and held in Paris in December 2015.
The conference will start with a presentation of the Tara Expedition. Tara Expeditions is a non-profit organization active since 2003 in favor of the environment. A legendary boat built for extreme conditions, Tara is the platform for high-level scientific research missions. For 10 years Tara has been constantly on the move: The schooner has traveled 300,000 kilometers across all the world’s oceans and has accomplished 10 expeditions to study and understand the impacts of climate change and the ecological crisis on the ocean, with concrete results. Features speakers also include Prof. Julien Chaisse (CUHK), Prof. Mark Feldman (Peking University), Prof. Mimi Zhou (CUHK), Mr. Vivian Desmonts (DS Avocats), Dr. Jeanne Ng (Director Group Sustainability, CLP Power Hong Kong), and Mrs. Mayling Chan (Oxfam HK).
For further information about this upcoming conference, please visit the Faculty website.
More information about the program below
The event takes place in Admiralty, Bank of America (1st Floor), CUHK Graduate Law Campus (from 9am to 5pm) and is free.
To join us, please complete the Registration Form link (below) to register for the conference online.
Be sure to register early (by 12 October, 12:00am) to secure a place.