Some quick reflections on the COP26 climate conference, published by the Lowy Interpreter and online here.
In November, the Technology Executive Committee and the Climate Technology Centre and Network released their joint publication on "Technology and Nationally Determined Contributions: Stimulating the uptake of technologies in support of NDC implementations". This paper is a result of the first-ever joint activities of the TEC and the CTCN, agreed in 2020, on technology and … Continue reading Technology & NDCs – publication & panel discussion
In the latest episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, I discussed with Professor Emanuel Towfigh the German Law Journal (GLJ) as a window into transnational legal scholarship and publishing, including issues of democratising access to legal scholarship, open access, and data security of online publications. Emanuel is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at STL, Chair in … Continue reading Podcast episode: The German Law Journal & the future of transnational law publishing
UPDATED: On Friday 29/10, Queen Mary University of London and Peking University School of Transnational Law co-hosted a panel discussion on the eve of the COP26 Glasgow climate conference. The session is on YouTube here.
It was a pleasure to participate in the discussion organised by Foresight News on covering the Glasgow climate conference, COP26, as a journalist. A writeup and the recording of the webinar are online here.
Today the Technology Executive Committee continues the “Technology Day” series of events, together with our partners, with a webinar on “National Policy, Local Action: Scaling Integrated Approaches to Strengthen Coastal and Ocean Adaptation”. Welcome to join us at 14:00 CEST. UPDATE: The UNFCCC news item on the webinar is here. The webinar may be viewed … Continue reading Webinar – National Policy, Local Action:Scaling Integrated Approaches to Strengthen Coastal and Ocean Adaptation
The new book “Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea” has just been published by Brill, edited by Professor Keyuan Zou and Professor Anastasia Telesetsky. Congratulations to both! The book has its origins in a fascinating and convivial October 2018 symposium on ‘Marine Scientific Research and the Law of the … Continue reading Book: Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies & the Law of the Sea
The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee convened virtually last month for its 2nd meeting of the year. Among other things, the TEC made progress on our joint activities with the Climate Technology Centre and Network, including the soon-to-be-published paper on technology and Nationally Determined Contributions, provided recommendations and key message to the Paris Agreement and Climate … Continue reading Technology Executive Committee meeting – key outcomes
I was pleased to join the team at Melbourne Climate Futures for the latest episode of their podcast, 'Climate Talks', on 'what is being discussed and what is left out' at the COP26 climate conference. In particular, we discussed the negotiations on climate finance and market mechanisms.
The new book “The European Union and China’s Belt and Road: Impact, Engagement and Competition”, which I edited together with Vassilis Ntousas, has now been published by Routledge. Information from the publisher on the book is available here. A brief news item from Peking University is online here. With co-editor Vassilis Ntousas and our new … Continue reading New book: “The EU and China’s Belt & Road”