Making companies accountable - How can the law be used in favour of corporate accountability and environmental justice? November 17th 2016, the European Environmental Bureau organised inÂ partnership with The Club of Rome - EU chapter and The Crowd Versus a debate to support the Ecuadorian lawyers representing 30 000 indigenous and peasants of the UDAPT- Union of people affected by oil operations of Texaco (now Chevron).
The lawyers fight since 23 years in the United States and Ecuador, in Argentina, Brazil, Canada to obtain justice. They try to enforce the sentence of 9.5 billion dollars ordering Chevron to pay the reparation of the damages in the Ecuadorean rainforest.Â
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Club of Rome - EU
Peter De Smedt
EEB - EJOLT
Speakers:Mark DubrullePresident of Club of Rome - EU-Chapter (CoR-EU)Jeremy WatesSecretary General European Environmental Bureau EEBKeynote 1: Peter De SmedtLDR - Lawyers in Environmental LawKeynote 2: Marie-Laure GuislainHead of Litigation for French legal association Sherpaâ€™s â€™Globalisation and Human Rights Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)â€™ programmeKeynote 3: Maria Kleis-WalravensProject Leader of the EU Group Climate and Energy at ClientEarthNick MeynenProject Officer for Global Policies and Sustainability at EEB /
EJOLT Atlas of Environmental JusticeOrganisers:European Environmental Bureau EEBThe EEB, set up in 1974, is Europe's largest coalition of grassroots environmental organisations. What makes us stand out is our expert insight on a vast amount of environmental issues; ranging from biodiversity, to waste, nanotechnology, chemicals, ecolabel, and climate change and many others.Club of Rome EU-Chapter (CoR-EU)The Club of Rome EU-Chapter (CoR-EU) aims to build bridges between the institutions of the European Union, EU Member State constituencies, EU citizens and the Club of Rome as a leading think tank at world level. Its mission is to act as a catalyst for reflection on sustainable development in Europe and on a global level.The Crowd VersusThe Crowd Versus is a crowdfunding platform for legal action against multinationals â€“ and if necessary governments â€“ that make their profits at the expense of people and nature.
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