Small Island States.

Giving legal support to NGOs and developing country delegations in international climate change negotiations.

DLA Piper lawyers have assisted small island states to prepare for their negotiations on climate change at the international level, including through legal research, drafting, speech-writing, and policy briefings.

DLA Piper lawyers have participated in several of the United Nations Climate Change Conferences and sought to contribute to raising global ambition on climate change.

For example, at the historic COP21 summit in Paris, DLA Piper lawyers followed the negotiations in a pro bono capacity, with one acting as a legal representative in a delegation of a small island government, and another acting as an adviser to a major business and human rights coalition.