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The Oslo Principles: What Legal Obligations Do States Have to Curb Their Carbon Emissions?

Friday, May 13, 2016

Yale Center Beijing invites you to a discussion with the seven experts who were instrumental in producing the Oslo Principles on Global Climate Change Obligations.

Time and Location

Friday, May 13, 2016
Registration: 6:30 – 7:00pm
Remarks: 7:00 – 7:45pm
Q&A: 7:45 - 8:30pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

Ticket: RMB 15 for students; RMB 60 for others.

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Please email if you have any questions, or call Yale Center Beijing at (10) 5909 0200.

The Event

Proposed in early 2015 and backed by distinguished international lawyers, professors and jurists, the Oslo Principles are a framework for governments to commit to meaningful reductions in carbon emissions. The document incorporate mechanisms to accomodate the differential impacts and demands on nations and enterprises, placing most greenhouse gas reduction responsibilities on developed countries.

The Oslo Principles are available at During the event, you will have an opportunity to discuss with seven of the experts who produced the document.


The language of the event will be English.

The Speaker(s)


Thomas Pogge
Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs / founding Director, Global Justice Program at Yale University



Brian Preston
Chief Judge / Adjunct Professor at Land and Environment Court, New South Wales / Sydney Law School



Tianbao QIN
Professor of Environmental and International Law and Assistant Dean for International Affiliations at Wuhan University School of Law



James Silk
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Jaap Spier
Advocate-General / Honorary Professor at Netherlands Supreme Court / Maastricht University Faculty of Law



Elisabeth Steiner
European Judge



Philip Sutherland
Professor at Stellenbosch University Faculty of Law

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