What we do: Advocacy

Through our own initiatives and through collaborations, we advocate for the climate perspective in commercial and investment law. We speak, write and publish widely with the aim of engaging commercial lawyers in the fight against climate change

BOOK: INVESTMENT ARBITRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE 

Climate Change Counsel co-founders Anja Ipp and Annette Magnusson are putting together an edited volume titled Investment Arbitration and Climate Change, to be published by Kluwer Law International in 2023. Contributing authors include arbitration practitioners, academics and expert from civil-society.

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THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION

In 2021-22, Climate Change Counsel conducted a study of arbitral awards rendered under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

MOBILIZING LAWYERS IN THE NET ZERO TRANSITION

Climate Change Counsel works with The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) and the Net Zero Lawyers’ Alliance (NZLA) to mobilize commercial lawyers in the net zero transition. With a focus on legal communities in the Nordics, CCC works to support commercial lawyers in their roles as advisors and drivers of the current climate-centered economic transformation.   

 

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UNCITRAL NET ZERO LEGISLATIVE PROJECT

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CCC works with Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA) on an initiative that explores how UNCITRAL can facilitate and accelerate global climate mitigation and adaptation by strengthening the model laws, rules and standards of international trade law. 

  • Read more about the project here.

  • Read the Note (Part I and Part II) by the UNCITRAL Secretariat exploring the possibility of future work on climate change mitigation, adaptation and resilience.

  • Hear CCC’s Annette Magnusson and others speak about the UNCITRAL Net Zero Legislative Project.

  • Read the report of the UNCITRAL Commission 55th session (update on the Net Zero project on pp. 37-39.

ARBITRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Before Climate Change Counsel, the cofounders worked together at the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, where they acted as thought leaders on the relationship between arbitration and climate change.

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INTERNATIONAL LAW FOR GREEN INVESTMENTS

In 2017/18, the founders of Climate Change Counsel designed and implemented Stockholm Treaty Lab, an innovation contest that crowdsourced international law for a better climate. Contestant teams from all over the world competed by submitting a model international treaty that would encourage investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation. The project was nominated for the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award in 2017, and participated in the 2018 Paris Peace Forum and the 2018 NY Climate Action Week.

  • The Treaty Lab website explains the campaign and presents the winning submissions.  

  • Video about the competition and the top teams (commissioned by the project team).