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 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

Podcast episode: The German Law Journal & the future of transnational law publishing

In the latest episode of the Legal Frontiers podcast, I discussed with Professor Emanuel Towfigh the German Law Journal (GLJ) as a window into transnational legal scholarship and publishing, including issues of democratising access to legal scholarship, open access, and data security of online publications. Emanuel is Distinguished Scholar in Residence at STL, Chair in … Continue reading Podcast episode: The German Law Journal & the future of transnational law publishing

Book: Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies & the Law of the Sea

The new book “Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies and the Law of the Sea” has just been published by Brill, edited by Professor Keyuan Zou and Professor Anastasia Telesetsky. Congratulations to both! The book has its origins in a fascinating and convivial October 2018 symposium on ‘Marine Scientific Research and the Law of the … Continue reading Book: Marine Scientific Research, New Marine Technologies & the Law of the Sea

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”