Event invitation: Global energy trade governance & the climate challenge

Location: SW1.18 Somerset House East Wing

When: 24/06/2015 (11:30-13:00)

As December’s Paris climate summit draws nearer, 2015 is shaping up as a year of decision when it comes to the global response to climate change and transition to sustainable energy. 

The new global climate deal that emerges from Paris will have to function within a complex global regulatory terrain of multiple overlapping regimes, including international trade law, the Sustainable Development Goals and regional and bilateral energy treaties. A legal response to the climate challenge requires not just navigating plural regimes but also engaging with the motivations and incentives of the governments that are party to them. The environment matters, but so too do economic development and energy security.

At this meeting of the Transnational Regulatory Governance research group, Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas will present his research on multilateral, regional and bilateral energy trade governance and climate change mitigation. Dr Leal-Arcas’ coauthored paper which will be discussed at the meeting is at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2542897.

Dr Leal-Arcas is Reader in Law at Queen Mary University of London and Deputy Director of Public Engagement at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies. He is the author of the books ‘International Energy Governance: Selected Legal Issues’, ‘Climate Change and International Trade’, ‘International Trade and Investment Law: Multilateral, Regional and Bilateral Governance’ and ‘Theory and Practice of EC External Trade Law and Policy’.

The Transnational Regulatory Governance research group of the Transnational Law Institute is a platform for researchers and practitioners to examine innovations in how we can address major cross-border challenges. The group welcomes researchers and practitioners from both King’s and other institutions.

Please RSVP at stephen.minas@kcl.ac.uk or @StephenMinas.
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