International Climate Change Law: Views from the Global South by Prof. Ruth Gordon (Villanova University)
This lecture will view climate change from the perspective of the Global South, including the outsized impact Climate Change will have on unindustrialized countries; the Paris Agreement, which is the international communities’ latest attempt to address the problem; the potential role of technology in mitigation and adaptation; and the potential for South-South cooperation. China, the largest emitter of GHGs has now too undertaken a leadership role in climate change mitigation and thus its part in this mosaic will be briefly addressed.
Professor Ruth Gordon obtained her BS from New York University, her JD from New York University School of Law and her LLM from the London School of Economics. She is a member of the faculty at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she teaches a variety of international law courses. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, book reviews and other texts most on international law and the international legal system in general and the encounters of the Global South and its most impoverished members with that system, in particular.