23 SEP 2021

13.00 – 15.00


Promoting Environmental and Climate Justice Through Pro Bono And Public Interest Law Practice Climate and Pro Bono

The IPCC’s sixth assessment report (IPCC6AR) is characterized as a code-red for humanity. Southeast Asia, in particular, faces calamitous weather extremes as 1.5°C global warming is expected to hit by the 2030s. Nineteen of the 25 cities most exposed to a one-metre sea-level rise are in Asia.

The legal profession has a role to play in mitigating the environmental and climate crisis. This session will explore how lawyers and law students are responding to the climate emergency and mainstreaming environmental justice.



Zhong Huang | PILnet

Charlotte Turner | MinterEllison

Danielle Bolong | ClientEarth

Isabel Chang | PILnet

Gabriela Christian-Hare | Australian Pro Bono Centre

John Menguito | University of Cebu School of Law, the Philippines

Fiona Li | TrustLaw

Michal OrzegWydra | DLA Piper UK LLP