Under the heading ‘Environmental Litigation: Has the Green Revolution Reached the Courts?’ the PIEL 2018 Conference will be split into three panels:

  • Panel I: Environmental Rights and Justice 
  • Panel II: Liability of Multinational Corporations
  • Panel III: Government Accountability for Emissions Reduction


Keynote Speakers 2018


Richard Macrory CBE – see speaker profiles here



Panel I: Environmental Rights and Justice


How the rights of private individuals are involved in environmental litigation. Our speakers will discuss topics which include environmental justice in India and the Aarhus Convention.

Professor Gitanjali Gil, Northumbria Law School – see speaker profiles here
Dr. Emily Barritt, KCL – see speaker profiles here
Dr Veerle Heyvaert, London School of Economics – see speaker profiles here



Panel II: Liability of Multinational Corporations


What legal strategies are being pursued used to hold multinational corporations to account for environmental damage.

Sophie Marjanac, ClientEarth – see speaker profiles here
Dr. Virginie Rouas, Milieu see speaker profiles here
David Roberts and Tom Short, Leigh Day – see speaker profiles here



Panel III: “Government Accountability for Emissions Reduction”


How the Government is being held to account for emissions reduction including greenhouse gas emissions and levels of air pollution.

Adrienne Copithorne, Richard Buxton – see speaker profiles here
Gillian Lobo, ClientEarth see speaker profiles here
Nina Pindham, No5 Chambers – see speaker profiles here