Training Program

Training Spotlight on climate change.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants should be able to describe how to undertake a child rights impact assessment. Participants should have increased skills to review, assess and communicate the impacts of laws, policies and programs using CRIA. Participants should gain experience by applying CRIA thinking to the issue of climate change.

By putting the spotlight on climate change, participants should also gain increased knowledge of climate change case law that has pressed governments to do more to mitigate the impact of climate change on children and young people.

Noon | Welcome and Introductions
  • Mona Paré
    IRLRC Steering Committee, Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies in Law, Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa


12:10 p.m. | An Introduction to Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA)
  • Lisa Wolff
    Director of Policy and Research, UNICEF Canada


1:00 p.m. | Putting the Spotlight on Climate Change
  • David Estrin, LSM
    Certified Environmental Law Specialist, Ianni Fellow & Co-Director TELP Climate Litigation and Policy Clinical Project, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor
  • Andrea Rodgers
    Senior Attorney, Our Children’s Trust
  • Paul Rink
    Climate Change Fellow, Our Children’s Trust


2:00 p.m. | Case Study Exercises

2:50 p.m. | Conclusions

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