What a prosecution of Russia’s Patriarch Kirill might look like

International law, for all its limitations, has the potential to hold senior leaders in Moscow accountable for their crimes connected with the war on Ukraine. Despite the great practical hurdles to bringing senior Russian leaders to justice, much work is currently underway to both assemble evidence and develop legal arguments for eventual prosecutions. In this … Continue reading What a prosecution of Russia’s Patriarch Kirill might look like

COP26 Created New Carbon Market Rules: How Will Arbitration Respond?

The Glasgow climate conference's agreement of Article 6 rules is a major development in carbon markets. In this post on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, I explore what these decisions mean for the resolution of carbon disputes and reflect on the opportunities for arbitration to contribute to robust and credible markets. COP26

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

Article: Blockchain, DAOs & corporate law reform

I have written an article in the Australian Financial Review on the process in Australia to examine whether to establish a new corporate form for decentralised autonomous organisations (DAO). This issue is one example of how blockchain and related technologies and practices are challenging - and perhaps provoking new developments in - corporations and financial … Continue reading Article: Blockchain, DAOs & corporate law reform

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

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.

Briefing: The Paris Agreement goal on finance flows

I recently authored a briefing for Legal Response International on the finance flows goal contained in Article 2.1(c) of the Paris Agreement. The briefing paper discusses the scope and legal nature of the goal and its implementation through a variety of international, domestic, public and private processes. The paper is online 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