The Applied Constitutional Study Laboratory (ACSL) at the Dullah Omar Institute together with the Global Environmental Law Centre (GELC), University of the Western Cape, invite you to a webinar on Climate Change and Constitutional Law.
When: Wednesday, 29 September 2021
Time: 14h00 PM to 16h00 (Africa/Johannesburg / UTC200)
Where: Zoom (Virtual meeting)
Contact person: Valma Hendricks
In March 2021 the German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht) found the Federal Climate Change Act (Klimaschutzgesetz) to be partially unconstitutional to the extent that it failed to protect persons from future restrictions that may become necessary after 2030 as the danger of climate change evolves.
In this webinar we talk to one of Germany’s leading scholars of constitutional law and climate change, Prof. Dr. Dr. Felix Ekardt about Germany’s constitutional regime to protect the environment, the decision in the case and its implication for the development of German constitutional law in the area of climate change, and how his own research (Sustainability: Transformation, Governance, Ethics, Law Springer Nature 2019) helped to shape the outcome of the case.
Dr Felix Ekardt, LL.M., M.A. - Forschungsstelle Nachhaltigkeit und Klimapolitik (Research Unit Sustainability and Climate Policy)
Prof Derek Powell, Dullah Omar Institute, UWC
Dr Angela van der Berg, Global Environmental Law Centre, UWC
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Webinar was made possible with financial assistance from the Foundation for International Law of the Environment (FILE)
For more information please contact:
Valma Hendricks (