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.

New book: “The EU and China’s Belt & Road”

The new book “The European Union and China’s Belt and Road: Impact, Engagement and Competition”, which I edited together with Vassilis Ntousas, has now been published by Routledge. Information from the publisher on the book is available here. A brief news item from Peking University is online here. With co-editor Vassilis Ntousas and our new … Continue reading New book: “The EU and China’s Belt & Road”

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!