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Participation in the Hanoi Law University Workshop on Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Change Regulation


(Photo courtesy of the Hanoi Law University)

Ms Melissa Low, ESI Research Fellow, participated in a workshop on ‘Sustainable Livelihoods and Climate Change Regulation: Asian Approaches’ on 4 June 2019 at the Hanoi Law University, Vietnam. The workshop was organized by the Hanoi Law University, the Institute of Legal Science of the Ministry of Justice (Government of Vietnam), and the University of Victoria Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI).

Melissa presented a paper on ‘Transparency reporting and climate justice in Southeast Asia’ in which she discussed the effectiveness of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) transparency arrangements in helping Southeast Asian governments and peoples understand their energy systems and needs better, so as to find solutions that work under given socio-economic and political circumstances towards achieving climate justice.

The workshop gathered international scholars and legal experts from Bhutan, Canada, Cambodia, Thailand Vietnam working on livelihoods and climate change issues in Asia. It was attended by 50 participants and is expected to result in a publication collection in 2020.

(Posted on 11 June 2019)