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The Role of the Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee
August 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm AESTFree – $20
The Paris Agreement is an international treaty that sets out a global framework to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to well below 2°C and preferably to 1.5°C. The Paris Agreement Implementation and Compliance Committee (PAICC) is co-chaired by Haseeb Gohar (Pakistan) and Dr Christina Voigt (Norway). The PAICC functions in a transparent, non-adversarial and non-punitive manner, paying attention to the respective national capabilities and circumstances of treaty parties.
Dr Christina Voigt will present on the role of the PAICC to facilitate implementation of and promote compliance with the provisions of the Paris Agreement.
Dr Christina Voigt
Dr Christina Voigt is a renowned expert in international environmental law and professor at the University of Oslo. She is passionate about legal issues of climate change, environmental multilateralism, and sustainability. Dr Voigt has published widely on these topics and is a frequent speaker at international and national events.
For more than 10 years, she also worked as legal adviser and negotiator for the Government of Norway in the UN climate negotiations. She is currently the first co-chair of the PAICC.
Dr Voigt is the chair of the Climate Change Specialist Group of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law and a member of the IUCN Climate Change Task Force. She is the official candidate for the position of chair of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, for election at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in 2021.