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11 MAY 

15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration 

Annette Magnusson will give a keynote speech at the 15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration.

More information here.

27 MAY 

Meet the female arbitrators - a discussion on arbitration and climate change 

Annette Magnusson will speak at a panel event with female arbitrator panellists experienced at different aspects of climate change-related disputes. Annette will address a topic "Is the arbitration procedure well suited to resolving climate change disputes?"

 

The panel is moderated by Will Thomas QC, followed by a series of breakout sessions hosted by different female arbitrator candidates.

 

The event is organized by Equal Representation in Arbitration. 

9 DECEMBER

Green arbitration at the Swedish Arbitration Day

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At the Swedish Arbitration Day, Anja Ipp will share her insights on how to make arbitration more climate and environment-friendly. Among others, she will discuss the importance of reducing waste and limiting travel in arbitration activities. 

The event is organized by the Young Arbitrators Sweden. More information is available here

3 DECEMBER

Investment arbitration and the environment

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ISDS and the Environment will be addressed by Annette Magnusson in a panel at the 11th Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference hosted by the Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic.  The conference is aimed at sharing experience between senior government officials and, top legal practitioners and academics in the field.  It is open to the public and held fully online.

More information is available here

26 OCTOBER - 5 NOVEMBER

Climate Change Counsel at COP26

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Critical business and trade risks of climate change inaction, how to operate in an environment with global environmental compliance obligations, and Net Zero Regulation & Investment Protection. These are some of the themes our Co-Founder Annette Magnusson has been and will be involved in and discuss in the week leading up to COP26 in Glasgow:

- 26 October: Spotlight on COP26: key themes and business implication organized by Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Australia. The recording is available here

- 29 - 30 October: The Cambridge Climate Law Public Policy Conference 

- 5 November: A roundtable on Relocating International Capital and the Role of Law as part of Climate Law and Governance Day

1 NOVEMBER

Green kick-start of global economy

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Systematic initiatives for a green kick-start of the global economy was addressed by Annette Magnusson at the UNCITRAL Asia Pacific Judicial Summit 2021 on 1 November 2021, in an event organized as part of the Hong Kong Legal Week. Annette’s intervention focused on the role of UNCITRAL instruments in addressing climate change, including the UNCITRAL Net Zero Legislative Project, and the inherent strengths of green contract drafting.

A recording of the event is available here

28 OCTOBER

Energy Charter Treaty Arbitration and Paris Agreement: friends or foes?

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The European Federation for Investment Law and Arbitration hosted its 7th annual lecture on 28 October. In her lecture, Annette Magnusson addressed the Energy Charter Treaty in the Paris Agreement era.

 

More information here

26 OCTOBER

Resolving environmental disputes at the time of decarbonisation

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Anja Ipp spoke at a webinar that discussed arbitration at the time of decarbonization. Anja spoke about how stakeholders choose dispute settlement in all disputes, and the impact that choice has on the climate. 

The event is organized by Asian International Arbitration Center. More information here

7 OCTOBER

Human rights, arbitration and climate change

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Andrina Kjellgren contributed to a roundtable discussion on human rights and arbitration as part of the seventh edition of Arbitration Open in Madrid. Andrina addressed why human rights are important for climate change - and also highlighted the rise of litigation against corporations related to human rights and climate change.

The event was organized by the European Arbitration Association. More information here. Read also an interview with the president of the European Arbitration association about greener arbitration, the theme of this year's event. 

6 OCTOBER

Climate change litigation risk

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In a webinar focusing on climate change litigation, Annette Magnusson gave an overview of landmark climate change cases. Specifically, she addressed the impact of the Royal Dutch Shell judgement in companies' strategy. 

The webinar was organized by FIBS and only open for members of the organization. Please contact us if you would like to access the content. More information here

22 SEPTEMBER

Climate change on the agenda in Paris

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This year, climate change was the focus of several webinars during Paris Arbitration Week. On 22 September, Annette Magnusson contributed to the panels Energy and Climate Change – Part II: How to Account for Science in International Arbitration and International Law and Investment Arbitration and the Green Transition.

The link to the webinar here. Read also an article that summarizes interesting discussions on climate change during the Paris Arbitration Week. 

19 AUGUST

Arbitration, environment, animal conservation and climate crisis

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Asia Alternative Dispute Resolution Week took place between 19 to 21 August. On 19 August, Annette spoke in a panel discussion on Extending the Roots of Arbitration: Environment, Animal Conservation, and Climate CrisisThe discussion focused on ADR not just as a platform to resolve disputes, but also as a strong ally that raises the awareness of pressing environmental, corporate responsibility and climate crisis issues. 

The event was organized by Asian International Arbitration Centre. More information here.

28 JULY

Climate perspective on the modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty

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Anja Ipp gave the climate perspective on modernization of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) at a seminar organized by the Energy Disputes Arbitration Center. This fall, Climate Change Counsel is conducting a comprehensive review of ECT arbitral awards to further inform the modernization process.

The recording of the webinar is available here

9 JULY

54th session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

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Climate Change Counsel has received Observer status with the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law and will continue to advocate for the climate in this forum. The 54th session of UNCITRAL took place from 28 June to 16 July, and on 9 July, Annette Magnusson spoke at a side event titled 'The Net Zero Legislative Project: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Issues in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution'.

For more information, contact us at info@climatechangecounsel.com.

1 JULY

Tales of the tribunals

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As a guest at the podcast Tales of the Tribunals, Annette spoke about the new initiative Climate Change Counsel, her time as the Secretary General of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, and many more. 

Listen to the podcast here

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1 JULY

The future sources of disputes

The future sources of investment treaty arbitration was one of the topics at Jus Mundi Agora Series Webinar where Annette Magnusson will participate. Annette specifically addressed the sources of disputes that are related to climate change. 

The event was organized by Jus Mundi. The recording is available here and more information here.

30 JUNE

London Climate Week

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The Net Zero Lawyers Alliance, one of the main partners of Climate Change Counsel, organized a launch event at the London Climate Week. Annette Magnusson took part in the launch event and spoke about the collaboration between Climate Change Counsel and Net Zero Lawyers Alliance to accelerate the net-zero.

 

More information here.  

30 JUNE

Substantive Issues at the Intersection of Climate Change and International Arbitration

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Delos organized 'TagTime', a series of live webinar that will discuss substantive issues in international arbitration. As part of the third season of TagTime, Annette Magnusson spoke in a 1-hour webinar on overview and examples of how substantive issues relating to climate change could appear or has appeared in commercial and investor-state arbitration. 

More information here.

24 JUNE

Innovation in international arbitration

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At a webinar focusing on innovation in arbitration, Andrina Kjellgren explored the new trends of business and human rights arbitration and human rights counterclaims in investor-state disputes, which might include environmental protection issues. Meanwhile, Annette Magnusson addressed the climate reality surrounding us, and that reflected the needs for international arbitration to be part of net-zero transition.

The event was co-organized by Climate Change Counsel, Simple Legal Consulting, CICA, WilmerHale, DJ Arbitraje and ULACIT Costa Rica. Recording of the event is available here.  

17 JUNE

Climate Change, Decarbonization, and International Dispute Resolution

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The event brought together leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and experts to discuss the nexus between climate change law/policy and international dispute resolution practice, across the public and private sectors. In a panel, Annette Magnusson discussed the latest development in climate change law and policy. 

The event was organized by CIArb North America Branch Young Members Group. Find more information here.

7 JUNE

Nordic lawyers in the net zero transition

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Climate Change Counsel, together with the Net Zero Lawyers' Alliance and the Chancery Lane Project organized a webinar to explore the role of commercial lawyers in the net zero transition. Moderated by Anja Ipp, legal practitioners from the Nordics shared their experience in advising clients in climate change-related projects. The webinar was aimed at lawyers at all levels and across practice groups. 

The webinar recording is available here. The full program is available here. 

4 JUNE

Championing environmental sustainability in the profession 

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The event brought together physicist, scientific manager and lawyers to discuss how to champion sustainability in their profession. Annette Magnusson spoke at the webinar celebrating International Environment Day. She gave examples to demonstrate how central climate change could be to legal arguments, and why even “incidental” elements of climate change in disputes play a major role in the transition towards Net Zero.

The event was organized by Legance. More information here, or go directly to the webinar

25 MAY

Meet the female arbitrators - a discussion on arbitration and climate change

  

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At a panel event with female arbitrators, Annette Magnusson discussed on rise of climate change disputes and the role of arbitration. 

 

The event was organized by Equal Representation in Arbitration. Read some insights from the event here and here.

11 MAY

15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration 

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Annette Magnusson gave a keynote speech at the 15th Annual Conference on Investment Treaty Arbitration. The conference tackled questions of systemic reform currently under consideration in various fora, among others related to investor-state dispute settlement reform. 

 

The event was organized by JURIS Conferences. More information here.