From Monday to Friday 6-10 October 2014, the Rule of law Program at The Hague Institute for Global Justice, in partnership with The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), hosted a one-week Training School on Climate Change Justice: Rule of Law through Good Governance.
Climate Justice is a human rights based approach to development for all people regardless to what extent, how and where they are affected by climate change. The aim of the Training School was to train scholars in international legal instruments and mechanisms, norms and standards that frame the concept of climate justice. Secondly, it aimed to address practical questions on how to deal with the consequences of climate change, including migration and internal displacement.
The training focused on two main issues:
- Concepts and principles of justice and human rights, international legal and political standards on Climate Change Justice debate, including human rights consequences with a focus on migration and internal displacement.
- Current policy, rule of law and good governance principles and practise concerning International organizations, national and local governments, NGOs, CSOs and other agencies who deal and handle issues.
The Training School featured a legal and international law component and focused on legal frameworks of international, national and local instruments and mechanisms to mitigate and adapt to climate change induced consequences. It also addressed strategies and best practices on how to reach climate justice based on practices of transparency, accountability, gender equity and participation.