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 pandemic. The impacts of this collision continue to unfold, with major consequences for the achievement … Continue reading Lecture: Sustainable finance, pandemic & climate transition

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 London, is a comparative study of environmental project standards in the Belt and Road Initiative, … Continue reading Book chapter: Environmental standards in BRI, AIIB & BRICS NDB projects

Article: EU climate law sans frontières: The extension of the 2030 Framework to the Energy Community contracting parties

My Open Access article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law discusses the extension of the EU's 2030 climate and energy framework to the Energy Community contracting parties, national implementation and dispute settlement issues. Full text online here.

Cities vs States: Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?

What role for cities - and “urban citizenship” - in a multipolar world facing multiple emergencies? Contributing to this EUI debate on “Should Urban Citizenship be Emancipated from Nationality?” was a great opportunity to get some thoughts down in writing on the bigger picture. Feedback welcome!

STL conferences on soft law & evidence

This month Peking University's School of Transnational Law hosted on conferences on soft law and on the topic of facts and evidence, in which I was pleased to participate. The workshop on "The Use of Soft Law by National Courts and Public Authorities: An EU-China Comparison" was held in cooperation with the China-EU School of … Continue reading STL conferences on soft law & evidence

Conference on “Transitions of Legal Systems: 30 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall”

It was great to participate in an impressive conference on “Transitions of Legal Systems: 30 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall” at the Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, North Macedonia. I was impressed by the quality of the presentations as well as the organization by the home university. … Continue reading Conference on “Transitions of Legal Systems: 30 Years after the fall of the Berlin Wall”