TO THE RULE OF LAW
Over the past summer we have seen how a 1°C rise in average global temperature affects the incidence rate of natural disasters. The images of wildfires burning through Amazonia, Siberia, California, Australia, Turkey and Greece are still vivid in the memory, as are the floods that swept down the lower Rhine and across Henan Province in China, and the heatwaves that broke temperature records from Russia to Spain and made some countries all but uninhabitable for those without air-conditioning.
The Scotia Group is a global network of prominent internationalists and leaders in law, politics, academia and business which was convened following a meeting of the Quraysh Council of Overseers on 21 January 2021. Addressing the global climate crisis and the need for an initiative that underscores the importance of the rule of law as a driver for real and impactful climate action.
The Innovation Platform for Global Change (or ‘iPlatform’) is iQ’s virtual platform which aims to provide a forum for transnational and collaborative research and raise awareness. We want to engage specifically with students and young thinkers, and leading academics, lawyers, policy thinkers, governments and industry, from universities, think-tanks, government bodies, and international institutions.