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Workshop on Climate Change Law and Policy Project

The JSW Law is organizing a week-long workshop on Climate Change Law and Policy Project, which includes a two-day consultative workshop with the relevant stakeholders.

This workshop is a part of preparation for establishment of Climate Change and Environmental Law Centre of Excellence, development of Climate Change and Environmental Clinics, and Graduate Programs on Climate Change and Policy.

During the week-long workshop, the project taskforce will draft the Strategy Paper for the Climate Change & Environmental Law Centre by seeking inputs and comments from various relevant agencies taking part in the consultative workshop. The workshop also expects to explore and forge possible and potential partners and collaborations with those stakeholders depending on our mutual interest. Further, this workshop is intended to provide a common platform to all relevant stakeholders to share their roles in the field of climate change, and to discuss how these stakeholders can effectively collaborate in maximizing the common targeted outcome through collective efforts; strengthening the Law School and the Centre’s networks and collaboration with relevant stakeholders within the country.

Officials from National Environment Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests, Ministry of Economic Affairs, National Centre for Hydrology and Meteorology, Bhutan Ecological Society, Royal Society for Protection of Nature, College of Natural Resources, Phuentsholing Thromde and JSW Law’s students taking Climate Change Law & Policy elective are attending the meeting.

This multi-year Climate Change Law and Policy Project is a personal initiative of the Hon’ble President of the Law School, Her Royal Highness Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck. The project aims to review and support the development of national climate change mitigation and adaptation laws and policies; the establishment of national, regional, and international research networks, the creation of awareness of climate change and its mitigation and adaptation strategies; and the enhancement of human resource capacity for relevant stakeholders.