Tackling Climate Change in an Era of (Inter)nationalism

On the weekend I participated in a session of Peking University's Yenching Global Symposium. Our panel discussion on the theme 'Tackling Climate Change in an Era of (Inter)nationalism' was moderated by Ann Chen (Director of Academic Programming at the Yenching Global Symposium) and included Sasha Sud (Director of Smart Cities with MaRS Partnerships), Ma Jun … Continue reading Tackling Climate Change in an Era of (Inter)nationalism

ICTs & climate change

Last week I participated in a panel discussion on ICTs and climate change as part of the International Telecommunication Union's WSIS (World Summit on the Information Society) Forum 2022. The session was moderated by Dr. Suay M. Özkula (University of Trento) and also featured Dr Rose Mwebaza (Climate Technology Centre and Network) and Manfredi Caltagirone (International … Continue reading ICTs & climate change

Article: New year, new opportunities for Victoria’s climate transition

In this article in Friday’s Age, I discuss the immense opportunities for the Australian state of Victoria’s transition to net zero-emissions. The COP26 outcomes, the AEMO draft plan & the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee’s recent report on the energy supply sector all point to improving economic & technological conditions for change. We can also learn … Continue reading Article: New year, new opportunities for Victoria’s climate transition

Paper: Emerging climate technologies in the energy supply sector

The Technology Executive Committee has just published a new technical paper on emerging climate technologies in the energy supply sector. The paper (online here) reviews a group of emerging low greenhouse gas primary energy supply and transformation and storage technologies, and attempts to answer the following three questions for each technology: 1. What is this technology, … Continue reading Paper: Emerging climate technologies in the energy supply sector

Podcast episode: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Cleantech

The final episode of “Legal Frontiers” podcast for 2021 is now online. The episode features discussion of Peking University Associate Professor Joy Xiang’s book “Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Cleantech: A Pathway for Developing Countries” (Elgar, 2022) and is courtesy of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, which hosted the event and made the … Continue reading Podcast episode: Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Cleantech

Journal article: Financing climate justice in the European Union and China

In this new article in Asia Europe Journal, I analyse the respective legal frameworks of the EU and China for sustainable finance, the use of similar mechanisms within very different policy contexts and the diverging paths taken in response to the pandemic. Online (and open access) here.

Technology & NDCs – publication & panel discussion

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