As part of Paris Arbitration Week 2022, I am proud to organise a webinar dealing with the criticisms levelled at international arbitration and investment law when dealing with energy transition, in particular with respect to climate change and sustainable development.
Addressing these criticisms supposes more than an internal debate among members of the arbitration community. This is why, in addition to Nicolas Angelet (Professor of public international law and arbitrator), I have invited Dennis van Berkel (Director and Co-Founder of Climate Litigation Network and Legal Counsel at Urgenda) and Lisa Sachs (Director of Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment).
In this webinar, after a brief account of science on energy and climate change to avoid shooting in the dark, we will discuss inter alia:
◆ What arbitration can learn from state court litigation on climate change.
◆ NGOs’ criticisms of investment law and arbitration.
◆ The possible reforms to the international investment framework, including ISDS, and how radical they should be.
◆ What can be done now with the current tools of arbitration and investment law to help adapt to and mitigate the effects of climate change.
This webinar follows two webinars on energy and climate change that I organised at Paris Arbitration Week in September 2021:
Energy and Climate Change – Part I: An Engineer’s Account of Science’s Lessons on Physical Reality and ‘Green’ Growth: https://youtu.be/Cr_4bjlGTBs
Energy and Climate Change – Part II: How to Account for Science in International Arbitration and International Law: https://youtu.be/Jszcr-p8NGE