8 Nov 2023
External Events, 14:00 - 16:00, Online
Ahmad, Zaker

Climate Change and International Economic Law - Webinar 3: "Climate Change and International Economic Law Disputes"

Join the third (and final) webinar of the series: "Climate Change and International Economic Law: Where are we headed?" A cooperation of Uni Göttingen, Uni Svizzera Italiana and World Trade Institute (Unibe).

As climate change intensifies, so does the scrutiny on the actions and responsibilities of governments and corporations in addressing its impact. Climate-related lawsuits are increasingly being fi led in domestic and international courts. Parties to disputes, whether trade or investment related, more and more frequently use and depend on arguments related to climate change to advance their claims or defend their positions. This part of the webinar series will explore the intricate intersection between climate litigation and international economic law disputes, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities this evolving landscape presents.

Welcome Address: Peter-Tobias Stoll

Panel Inputs (14:00 - 15:15)

  • Agata Daszko (moderator): Opening Remarks: Economic Interests and Climate Change Litigation
  • Petra Minnerop: Climate Causality: From Attribution to Causation
  • Henok Asmelash: The WTO Dispute Settlement System as a Forum for Climate Litigation
  • Annette Magnusson: Investment Protection and Climate Change – friends or foes?

Expert Comments and Discussion (15:15-16:00)

  • Ludovica Chiussi Curzi, University of Bologna
  • Andrew Lang, University of Edinburgh
  • Gustavo Prieto, FWO - Ghent University & others

Participation is free, but prior registration is required.
Registration: https://uni-goettingen.zoom-x.de/meeting/register/u5Ulc-mprj0vE91o9Q_n9Rk5aXp638AA5yc3 

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