Author Archives: smminas

Book review: “One Road, Many Dreams”

My review of One Road, Many Dreams: China’s Bold Plan to Remake the Global Economy, by Daniel Drache, A.T. Kingsmith and Duan Qi, has been published on the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter site. It’s a very interesting book on China’s Belt

Book review: “One Road, Many Dreams”

My review of One Road, Many Dreams: China’s Bold Plan to Remake the Global Economy, by Daniel Drache, A.T. Kingsmith and Duan Qi, has been published on the Lowy Institute’s Interpreter site. It’s a very interesting book on China’s Belt

Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and

Podcast episode: AIIB, multilateral development banks & international organisations law

In this episode of Legal Frontiers, Lauterpacht Centre visiting fellow and former Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank chief counsel Peter Quayle and I discuss the establishment and early years of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as well as the practice and

Lecture: Sustainable finance, pandemic & climate transition

Last week I gave a short lecture as part of the Energy Community’s “Eternal Summer” series, on the topic of “Sustainable finance, pandemic and climate transition”. In 2020 the climate transition required by the Paris Agreement collided with the COVID-19

Lecture: Sustainable finance, pandemic & climate transition

Last week I gave a short lecture as part of the Energy Community’s “Eternal Summer” series, on the topic of “Sustainable finance, pandemic and climate transition”. In 2020 the climate transition required by the Paris Agreement collided with the COVID-19

Looking back on the UNFCCC Technical Examination Processes

The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues offered an opportunity to look back on the Technical Examination Processes for both mitigation and adaptation. Here are my comments on the experience of the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation:

Looking back on the UNFCCC Technical Examination Processes

The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues offered an opportunity to look back on the Technical Examination Processes for both mitigation and adaptation. Here are my comments on the experience of the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation:

Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

On November 4th, I was very pleased to host the first session of the new STL Law and Sustainability Colloquium, broadcast live on ClassIn. The colloquium series is hosted by Peking University’s School of Transnational Law. The intent is to

Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

On November 4th, I was very pleased to host the first session of the new STL Law and Sustainability Colloquium, broadcast live on ClassIn. The colloquium series is hosted by Peking University’s School of Transnational Law. The intent is to

Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020

Last week the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism participated in the 2020 conference of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC). On 27 October, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) hosted a deep-dive session on “Innovative approaches for climate adaptation technologies”, with

Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020

Last week the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism participated in the 2020 conference of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC). On 27 October, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) hosted a deep-dive session on “Innovative approaches for climate adaptation technologies”, with

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal

Podcast: legal services disrupted – technology & innovation

Smart contracts, online dispute resolution, AI… probably not 🤖️ judges: In the latest episode of the Peking University School of Transnational Law podcast, “Legal Frontiers”, my colleague Professor Ray Campbell and I discuss how technology & innovation are disrupting legal