Cop Out 26 – A response from the Global South

December CLS Zoom Meeting
originally broadcast Sunday, 5th December, 2021 

International lawyer Melinda Janki will discuss COP26 in relation to the Global South, with particular reference to impacts on the Caribbean.

Melinda is currently challenging dangerous deep water petroleum production offshore Guyana. Last year she won a case cutting Exxon’s environmental permits from 23 years to 5 years. In May she filed the biggest climate change case in the world challenging over 4 billion tons of greenhouse gas pollution of behalf of a university dean and indigenous youth. Melinda has drafted legislation for environmental protection,protected areas, water management and conservation, and land rights for Amerindian peoples. She is politically independent.