Asian Responses to Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued segments of its 6th Assessment Report on Climate Change in August of 2021 and February 2022, and the message was dire. The world is running out of time to implement the kinds of changes necessary to prevent a temperature increase of over 2o Centigrade, which would have catastrophic consequences for human civilization. Asia is instrumental to any global response--or failure to respond--to the crisis. How should the varied approaches of Asian countries be understood and assessed within the context of the international climate change law regime? Which Asian countries are taking a leading role in advancing the global ambitions in responding to climate change? Which are falling behind their Paris Climate Agreement commitments? Which are taking innovative approaches from which other regions might learn? This webinar, following the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP-26) in Glasgow, gathers leading experts from several key Asian perspectives to explore these issues.


  • Ms. Caidan Cao, GEN Law Firm, China
  • Prof. Shashikala Gurpur, Symbiosis International University School of Law, India
  • Prof. Craig Martin (moderator), International and Comparative Law Center, Washburn University School of Law
  • Prof. Yukari Takamura, Institute for Future Initiatives, University of Tokyo
  • Prof. Margaretha Wewerinke-Singh, Leiden University Faculty of Law