Venue: the Wharton Room, All Souls College (please report to the Porter's lodge and you will be directed to the room)

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This seminar will provide an insider perspective on the making of the Paris Agreement, and an insight into the challenges and opportunities in the emerging climate change regulatory framework. Andrew led the UNFCCC core drafting and advisory team for the Paris Agreement of which Lavanya was also a part. 
Andrew Higham is the Chief Executive of Mission 2020, a collaborative campaign that embeds urgency into climate action and mobilises greater ambition from national governments, cities, states and regions, businesses and investors, with the aim of reaching the climate turning point by 2020. He was previously the senior advisor to Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC responsible for managing the UNFCCC negotiations and for drafting and delivering the Paris Agreement and the relevant decisions of the COP from Durban until Paris.

Lavanya Rajamani is Professor of International Environmental Law at Oxford. Lavanya specializes in international environmental and climate change law. She has authored several books and articles including International Climate Change Law (OUP, 2017), which won the 2018 ASIL Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law. She was part of the UNFCCC core drafting and advisory team for the Paris Agreement. She has also served as Rapporteur of the ILA Committee on Legal Principles Relating to Climate Change (2008-2014) and as a consultant to the UNFCCC Secretariat, a negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States, and a legal adviser to the Chairs of Ad Hoc Working Groups under the FCCC.