Author Archives: smminas

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

Climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings

In August the Technology Executive Committee, Climate Technology Centre and Network, and regional partners held a series of virtual technical expert meetings on climate mitigation. The topic was ‘climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings’, and four sessions were held, for

Climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings

In August the Technology Executive Committee, Climate Technology Centre and Network, and regional partners held a series of virtual technical expert meetings on climate mitigation. The topic was ‘climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings’, and four sessions were held, for

Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

The new book “The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law” has been published this month, edited by Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas. My chapter, based on a presentation at a 2018 conference at Queen Mary University of

Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

The new book “The Future of International Economic Law and the Rule of Law” has been published this month, edited by Professor Dr Rafael Leal-Arcas. My chapter, based on a presentation at a 2018 conference at Queen Mary University of

Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation

The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee recently hosted a webinar to launch new TEC publications on enhancing Paris Agreement implementation, on the topics of: 🧩 Enhancing implementation of the results of the technology needs assessment; 💡 Innovative approaches to accelerating and

Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation

The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee recently hosted a webinar to launch new TEC publications on enhancing Paris Agreement implementation, on the topics of: 🧩 Enhancing implementation of the results of the technology needs assessment; 💡 Innovative approaches to accelerating and