PROJECTS

RESEARCH STUDY:
ENERGY TRANSITION POLICY IN ARBITRAL AWARDS UNDER THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY

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As part of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance initiative, Climate Change Counsel is conducting a study of arbitral awards rendered under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), to objectively assess their alignment with or departure from energy transition policy.

 

The results of the study will be presented in conjunction with COP26 in Glasgow later this year.

COLLABORATION:
PREVENTING AND ADVISING ON CLIMATE DISPUTES

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In partnership with the consultancy MDisputes, Climate Change Counsel assists private and public entities with disputes arising from projects related to climate change and decarbonization.

 

CCC provides research and analysis on the application of laws and regulations, and works with in-house legal departments to prevent and avoid climate-related disputes.

ADVOCACY:
UNCITRAL NET ZERO LEGISLATIVE PROJECT

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As part of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance initiatives, it is proposed that an examination on how UNCITRAL might facilitate and accelerate global climate mitigation and adaptation goals by further strengthening the rules and standards in the field of international trade law.

 

Exploratory work in the field of investment in climate change mitigation and adaption, such as research and consultations to collect information on the latest trends in the world regarding the use of public-private partnerships, international contracts, international sale of goods and dispute resolution, is part of the proposal.

 

Potential outcomes of the exploratory work could include supporting technical assistance and capacity-building activities on the use of existing UNCITRAL texts and assisting developing countries in enabling their active participation in UNCITRAL’s work.

 

Climate Change Counsel works with Net Zero Lawyers Alliance and provides support in this initiative.

CAPACITY BUILDING: 
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE LAW - HOW TO BUILD CLIMATE-RESILIENT BUSINESS MODEL

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In the fall of 2021, Climate Change Counsel is providing a course on building a climate-resilient business model in collaboration with Florence International Dispute Resolution Academy (FIDRA). 

The course aims to give the participants knowledge of climate change law, to give them the necessary know-how to assess climate-related risks, and to enable them to bring a climate change perspective to contract negotiation and drafting.

 

The target audience is professionals, managers, and lawyers who want to understand the climate change framework and how it will affect business. 

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CAMPAIGN:

NORDIC LAWYERS FOR NET ZERO TRANSITION

Beginning in 2021, Climate Change Counsel is working with The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP) and the Net Zero Lawyers’ Alliance (NZLA, to be launched June 2021) to mobilise commercial lawyers in the net zero transition.

 

With a focus on legal communities in the Nordics, CCC will educate, organise and support lawyers in their roles as advisors and drivers of the current climate-centered economic transformation.   

 

  • On 7 June 2021, CCC hosted a first webinar on this topic together with TCLP and NZLA. 

  • CCC will work to encourage Nordic law firms to join NZLA.

  • CCC works to raise awareness and encourage use of TCLP model clauses in the Nordics.

REFERENCE PROJECTS

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CROWDSOURCING CAMPAIGN:

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).

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RESEARCH STUDY:

GREEN TECH DISPUTES

In 2019, Climate Change Counsel founder Andrina Kjellgren conducted a study of green technology disputes for the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

 

The study explored the rise and nature of such disputes in the context of commercial and investment arbitrations.

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CONFERENCE:

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT

In 2016, the founders of Climate Change Counsel organized the international conference Bridging the climate change policy gap: The role of international law and arbitration.

 

Participants from around the world gathered to discuss whether and how arbitration can be used to further the goals of the Paris Agreement – for example by encouraging and safeguarding green investments.

 

The event was an initiative of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, together with the International Bar Association, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

    

ADVOCACY:

ARBITRATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE

For several years, Climate Change Counsel founder Annette Magnusson has been a thought leader on the relationship between arbitration and climate change.

 

With the increase in climate change litigation globally, Annette has advocated for the position that international disputes could drive necessary change in corporate and public policies for climate change.

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