Please join us for a webinar on Monday 10th February 11am EST on ‘Outcomes of COP25 – Implications for the Climate Vulnerable.’ This is the first in the GNHRE series of webinars for 2020. It will provide an update on negotiation outcomes of the last Conference of Parties (COP25) on critical issues such as loss and damage and the market mechanisms. The speakers are advisors to or negotiators for small island states and so the webinar will highlight the relevance of these outcomes for the climate vulnerable. It will also provide participants with a glimpse into the future changing political dynamics of the COPs into the 2020s.

The webinar will be moderated by Lisa Benjamin, GNHRE Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and Assistant Professor at Lewis & Clark Law School.

Speakers are:

Bryce Rudyk, Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow of International Environmental Law and Director of the United Nations Diplomacy Clinic at the New York University School of Law, Legal Advisor to the Alliance of Small Island States.

Linda Siegele – Lecturer, University College London (UCL) and SOAS University of London; Legal Advisor to the Cook Islands on adaptation and loss and damage.

M.J. Mace – Lawyer and Independent Consultant; Lead Negotiator for the Alliance of Small Island States on Article 6.

The Webinar is open to the public via zoom conference. To attend the webinar go to:

Feature Image: Anna Grear

Dina Lupin

By Dina Lupin

Dina Lupin is the Director of the GNHRE and a Lecturer at the School of Law at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdon. Dina is an affiliated researcher in the project “Giving groups a proper say”, supported by the Austrian Science Fund and hosted at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vienna. Dina‘s current research is on silencing and epistemic injustice in the context of consultation processes with Indigenous peoples and her latest article on this subject can be found here. In 2020, Dina’s book, “Human Dignity and the Adjudication of Environmental Rights” was published with Edward Elgar Press.

Previously Dina worked as a Post-doctoral researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Tilburg researching civil society organisations working on sustainable development in Ethiopia. You can read more about the research project here.

Dina was awarded her PhD in 2017 by the Department of Public and International Law at the University of Oslo. Her PhD was on the concept of human dignity in the context of environmental law and governance.

Dina completed her BA and LLB at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and her Master of Laws, with honours, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dina previously worked as a Senior Attorney at the Centre for Environmental Rights ( in Cape Town. At the Centre, Dina represented a range of communities and activists in their battles for more transparent, accountable environmental and water management in the mining sector. She worked on the
legal aspects of acid mine drainage, hydraulic fracturing and was
instrumental in the facilitation of a community activist network in the field of mining and environmental justice. Dina also led the Centre’s work on improving transparency in environmental governance. As a result of her work at the Centre, Dina was included in the 2013 list of 200 Young South Africans published by the Mail and Guardian .

Dina has also worked in the Mining and Natural Resources team at Webber Wentzel, a South African law firm.