Current projects

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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).

ASSISTING AND ADVISING LAW FIRMS, COMPANIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

CCC regularly advises and assists law firms, companies and organizations on a range of climate-related matters. For example: 

  • We advise a sustainability reporting platform on the requirements under the EU's Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

  • We worked with an international organization to help draft a realistic but ambitious climate and sustainability policy. 

  • In partnership with a European law firm, we advised a global energy company on the integration of climate perspectives in corporate human rights policies and practices.

  • We often provide trainings and workshops to help law firms and companies raise their understanding of key topics in climate law and regulation. Topics include: navigating ESG compliance, sustainable finance, energy security, climate risk assessment, board accountability, green contract drafting, and climate-related dispute trends.

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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

CCC works with Net Zero Lawyers Alliance (NZLA) on an initiative that explores the role of UNCITRAL (UN Commission on International Trade Law) conventions, model laws and rules dealing with commercial transactions in facilitating and accelerating the Race to Zero.

 

The initiative examines how UNCITRAL might facilitate and accelerate global climate mitigation and adaptation goals by adapting and strengthening the rules and standards in the field of international trade law. 

Past projects

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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).

  • News item from the Paris Peace Forum.

STUDY ON 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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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.

    

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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