Senior Professor Fellow at the National Center fo Scientific research (CNRS-France) and Professo at Paris 1 La Sorbonne Université
Marta Torre-Schaub is a jurist specialised in Environmental Law and more particularly Climate Change Law from a wide and pluridisciplinary prospect. She is a Senior Professor Researcher at the French National Center of Scientific researches (CNRS) at the Université Paris 1-Sorbonne Institut de sciences juridique et philosophiques de la Sorbonne. She teaches the Environmental Law Courses at the Master of Environmental Law and Sustainable development at Paris 1-Sorbonne University. She manages a research on Climate Change Law with the Sabin Center for Climate Change law at Columbia University and a Research Program with the Department of Justice in France about Climate Change Justice Litigation. She is an apointed expert at the Agence Nationale de la Sécurité Sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’Environnement et du travail on phytosanitary questions. She is the founder and Director of a Researchers' Network on « Climate Change Law ». She is the author of several books, essaies, articles and reports. His main books are : « Essai sur la construction juridique de la catégorie de marché » published at LGDJ, Paris en 2002 with the award of PHD Dupin Aîné of the Chancellerie des Universités ; « Droit et climat », in Cahiers de droit, sciences et technologies, 2008, « The Law and the Well-Being » in Publications de la Sorbonne, 2016, « L’essentiel des grands arrêts de la jurisprudence en droit de l’environnement », LGDJ 2017 and « Bilan et perspectives de l’Accord de Paris » LexisNexis 2017. She has also co-edited « La mondialisation des concepts en droit de l’environnement », LGDJ, 2009 and « Quel(s) droit(s pour les changements climatiques? 2017 by Mare et Martin ed. Paris. She is now publishing : La Justice climatique : une nouvelle gouvernance pour le climat? In Fondation Léopold Mayer Editions and Climate Change Litigation : a new Climate Justice phénomene in CNRS editions.
Talk on Wednesday 5th June
> Climate Change and Climate Change Law: pathways and new perspectives
The climate regime, which now includes the Paris Agreement, must be understood as a broad "normative and political environment" capable of creating "zones of influence" in the movement of "momentum for the change". These spheres of normative influence have gradually been formed following a chronology, political and legal agenda that began well before the adoption of the Agreement in Paris and will continue in the coming years. We now know that this rich legal and political environment has a certain influence on normative productions related to climate issues around the world, at all scales (international, regional, national and local) including Climate Change Litigation.
In this regime in constant movement, there is a legal space separate from the negotiations but deeply connected and rich in normative contributions which is the Courtroom. Particularly creator of rights, full of innovative proposals, the Climate Change Litigation developed in Courtrooms all around the world has become the place where requests from civil society succeed and flourish around a "climate cause". Since 2015 in Europe with the Urgenda case and now in France with several Climate Change new cases.
This presentation aims to analyse both : the emergence of a separate body of Climate Change Law and the multiplication of Legal Cases on Climate Change Litigation before the Courts all over the world. An special focus will be made on Climate Change Litigation in France.