Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya took part in the climate session at the the Eurasian Women’s Forum

Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya, the ICLRC General Director, took part in the session “The Role of Women in Solving Climate Challenges” at the Eurasian Women’s Forum. She spoke about trends in law related to the new value paradigm in the context of sustainable development.

“In fact, the sustainable development trend is about changing worldview, values, choices that we make every day. As lawyers, we always research regulation and case law," the expert noted. In the speech she highlighted two key trends in the field of law that reflect the change in the value paradigm. “What is happening in the climate is very interesting, because there is regulation "from above", both at the international level and in certain jurisdictions. But its’s just a framework legislation. At the same time, responsible business unites into communities, under the wing of the UN in particular. For example, such an example is the PRI – principles for responsible investment. And, in fact, they develop rules that actually change the world economy," Ekaterina Salugina-Sorokovaya said.

Ekaterina mentioned another trend related to the case law. “In addition to proactive position of business, young people are even more active. What is going on in the case law? Young people start defending their constitutional rights – right to life and right to the environment. Germany is a good example. The plaintiffs there were climate movement fighters, who were 18-20 years old. They filed a lawsuit with the German Constitutional Court that the adopted law on reducing CO2 emissions ..., and thus the state set insufficiently ambitious goals. They wanted more from the state. They won," the expert explained.