Legal Theory as a Tool to Improve Resilience and Adaptation to
Maria Concepcion Gimeno Presa (University of León, Spain)
The general objective of this workshop is to discuss how legal theory influenced the use of
the law as a tool to improve resilience and adaptation to extreme weather events under
We invite submissions that explore:
1. how extreme weather events under climate change have the particularity of altering the traditional idea of legal liability and producing conflicts of rights,
2. the effectiveness of existing environmental regulations and the feasibility of policy
proposals under development in response to the challenges of extreme meteorological
events under climate change,
3. the limitations of past legal responses to such events, the effectiveness of existing
regulations in dealing with projected scenarios, and the feasibility of policy proposals
currently being developed to improve resilience and adaptation to climate change,
4. the evolution of the statutory law and precedents in response to extreme meteorological
and hydrological events to determine how the frequency of these events caused the
modification of the legal framework in its different dimensions,
5. the interpretation of legal principles derived from recent constitutional court rulings and
international treaties in the context of extreme weather and conflicting rights.
6. how gender stereotypes normalized in the norms and legal practices in response to
extreme meteorological events influenced its efficacy.
About the workshop sessions:
• Open to all participants.
• Submit abstracts (under 500 words) and a brief academic biography in English or Spanish by Friday, 26th April 2024
• Language: The sessions will be held in English and Spanish.