Two bands: KALIKA and FREYA
WITH GUEST SPEAKER DR MARJAN PEETERS (Professor of Environmental Policy & Law, University of Maastricht)

06 MARCH 2018 at 20:00 UHR

In association with Fossil Free Maastricht and Groenlinks, the Dutch Green Party

Two bands will be performing: taking cues from Lili's sensual, soft singing style, the musicians of FREYA play a mix of soft rock, pop and jazz; evoking images of late café nights and hushed conversation. A seamless fusion of genres rooted in Indian and rock music, KALIKA (Prannay Sastry) brings you a flavour of his experiences living between countries and working with artists from different walks of life.

Dr Peeters will give a talk entitled 'The power of law for addressing climate change' and will also faciliate a conversation with the audience.

"Law has a lot of potential for the urgent reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Firstly, in our democratic societies law gives governments various tools to steer the behavior of companies and citizens towards a low carbon society. Governments can use their regulatory competences for phasing out fossil fuels, limiting emissions from farming, protecting forests, and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency. While governments are legally required to adopt decisions carefully, thereby investigating and balancing interests that may be affected, there is ample room for effective regulatory action. Secondly, courts may be helpful in case governments fall short in their climate change regulations. Many court cases develop in various jurisdictions across the world. Nonetheless, the extent of which courts can really turn the tide is not clear yet. This means that history books from next centuries will teach: was it juristocracy rather than democracy that could set down emissions reduction interventions in our society? " (Dr Marjan Peeters)

KALIKA "Our EP, ‘Enter Kalki’ deals with a variety of subject matter related to the Kali Yuga, the dark age as predicted in ancient Indian lore (an age in which humanity becomes selfish, spiteful and greedy and eventually destroys itself). The EP generally explores the notion that we alone shape our destinies through our actions. 2 of the 7 songs on the EP envision a future where drought and famine have struck – an immediate result of humanity’s disregard for climate change. We at Kalika take climate change seriously and would be happy to play at an event that promotes progressive views about the issue." (KALIKA)

FREYA "We are honoured to be part of a ClimateKeys event and are glad to play for an audience who wishes to spend an evening enjoying music and discussing climate change. The earth is our home and the only resource which provides us air, water, food and all the beauty in the world.

In this event we can all let the joy of music trigger a spark within us and expand our knowledge on how to spare nature for future generations." (FREYA)

DR MARJAN PEETERS started in 1987 with studying environmental law. Since then, she has been focusing on understanding how a high level of environmental protection can be effectively and efficiently achieved based on the rule of law and in the context of sustainable development. Core research attention goes to legal aspects of climate change, regulatory instruments for emission reduction, and the way how law deals with uncertain risks. Marjan has co-edited a number of books in the field of EU environmental and climate law, and she has supervised - and is still supervising - several PhD projects. The most recent book is Climate Change Law (2016), co-edited with Daniel A Farber, published by Edward Elgar (UK). Marjan enjoys teaching, and leads the courses “European Environmental Law” (master) and “International Environmental Law” (bachelor, contract course) at Maastricht University. Since February 2012 Marjan is connected for one day a week to the International Centre for Integrated Assessment and Sustainable Development (ICIS) at Maastricht University where she provides a law course in the interdisciplinary master Sustainability Science and Policy. Marjan is a member of METRO (Institute for Transnational Legal Research), the Maastricht Centre of European Law (MCEL), the Ius Commune Research School, the European Environmental Law Forum, and of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law.