25 Oct 2023
Webinar Series - Climate Change and International Economic Law: Where are we headed?
Three online workshops will bring together a blend of established experts and fresh perspectives, aiming to provide a holistic outlook on ongoing developments. A cooperation of Uni Göttingen, Uni Svizzera Italiana and World Trade Institute (Unibe).
The dynamic interplay between climate change and international economic law has garnered significant attention in recent years. This heightened focus is not surprising, given that climate change compels nations to adopt an increasing array of policy measures to advance their climate objectives and gain a competitive advantage in the race toward green industrial leadership. Notably, many of these measures are finding their way into international treaties, shaping economic relationships between States. Furthermore, climate change is exerting a notable influence on policymaking. There is a growing trend among developing countries, as they seek to unlock the financial opportunities presented by expanding carbon markets and pivoting their economies toward a low-carbon trajectory. Additionally, climate change is becoming a frequently invoked factor in dispute resolution. The resulting normative conflicts often centre on principles, interests, and commitments, frequently occurring along North-South and public-private axes. These conflicts, in turn, have a discernible impact on the future of the global order. In a collaborative initiative between the University of Göttingen, the University of Bern, and the Università della Svizzera italiana, we are convening a series of three online workshops. These will bring together a blend of established experts and fresh perspectives, aiming to provide a holistic outlook on ongoing developments.
Participation is free, but prior registration is required.
- 3 November, 14:00-16:00: "Climate Change in Treaty Negotiations: New Generation of Climate Commitments in Trade and Investment Accords"
- 6 November, 15:00-17:00: "Climate Change in Term Setting: International Economic Law and Emerging Carbon Markets"
- 8 November, 14:00-16:00: "Climate Change and International Economic Law Disputes"