Category Archives: Sustainable development

Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

On November 4th, I was very pleased to host the first session of the new STL Law and Sustainability Colloquium, broadcast live on ClassIn. The colloquium series is hosted by Peking University’s School of Transnational Law. The intent is to

Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

On November 4th, I was very pleased to host the first session of the new STL Law and Sustainability Colloquium, broadcast live on ClassIn. The colloquium series is hosted by Peking University’s School of Transnational Law. The intent is to

Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020

Last week the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism participated in the 2020 conference of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC). On 27 October, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) hosted a deep-dive session on “Innovative approaches for climate adaptation technologies”, with

Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020

Last week the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism participated in the 2020 conference of the Global Sustainable Technology & Innovation Community (G-STIC). On 27 October, the Technology Executive Committee (TEC) hosted a deep-dive session on “Innovative approaches for climate adaptation technologies”, with

Climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings

In August the Technology Executive Committee, Climate Technology Centre and Network, and regional partners held a series of virtual technical expert meetings on climate mitigation. The topic was ‘climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings’, and four sessions were held, for

Climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings

In August the Technology Executive Committee, Climate Technology Centre and Network, and regional partners held a series of virtual technical expert meetings on climate mitigation. The topic was ‘climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings’, and four sessions were held, for

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

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

Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation

The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee recently hosted a webinar to launch new TEC publications on enhancing Paris Agreement implementation, on the topics of: 🧩 Enhancing implementation of the results of the technology needs assessment; 💡 Innovative approaches to accelerating and

Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation

The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee recently hosted a webinar to launch new TEC publications on enhancing Paris Agreement implementation, on the topics of: 🧩 Enhancing implementation of the results of the technology needs assessment; 💡 Innovative approaches to accelerating and

Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Clean technologies have a key role to play in a green recovery from the current crisis. This World Environment Day, in the latest Legal Frontiers episode, my colleague Assistant Professor Joy Xiang & I discuss the state of international cleantech

Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation

Clean technologies have a key role to play in a green recovery from the current crisis. This World Environment Day, in the latest Legal Frontiers episode, my colleague Assistant Professor Joy Xiang & I discuss the state of international cleantech

Webinar series: Fostering green recovery through climate technologies

Beginning on 27 May, the German National Designated Entity for climate technology will be hosting a series of weekly webinars, on the theme of “Fostering green recovery through climate technologies: How the private sector and market mechanisms can accelerate technology

Webinar series: Fostering green recovery through climate technologies

Beginning on 27 May, the German National Designated Entity for climate technology will be hosting a series of weekly webinars, on the theme of “Fostering green recovery through climate technologies: How the private sector and market mechanisms can accelerate technology

Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

Last month saw the publication of a new book edited by Professor Peer Zumbansen: The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposal. The book collects the papers originally given at a 2016 conference at King’s College London than

Jessup at the United Nations: International legacy, transnational possibilities

Last month saw the publication of a new book edited by Professor Peer Zumbansen: The Many Lives of Transnational Law: Critical Engagements with Jessup’s Bold Proposal. The book collects the papers originally given at a 2016 conference at King’s College London than

Launch of the Cities, Mobility & Membership Research Collaborative

It was a pleasure to participate in the launch of the Cities, Mobility & Membership Research Collaborative at the European University Institute in Florence in late October. This initiative is focused on policy challenges (and, I think, opportunities) arising from

Launch of the Cities, Mobility & Membership Research Collaborative

It was a pleasure to participate in the launch of the Cities, Mobility & Membership Research Collaborative at the European University Institute in Florence in late October. This initiative is focused on policy challenges (and, I think, opportunities) arising from

GOVTRAN podcast on the EU 2030 climate & energy framework

From negotiation to action: In this GOVTRAN podcast, we discussed the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework and the importance of both ambitious targets and credible plans and actions to turn them into reality. https://soundcloud.com/user-767951479/interview-2-from-the-govtran-workshop-in-helsinki-stephen-minas

GOVTRAN podcast on the EU 2030 climate & energy framework

From negotiation to action: In this GOVTRAN podcast, we discussed the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework and the importance of both ambitious targets and credible plans and actions to turn them into reality. https://soundcloud.com/user-767951479/interview-2-from-the-govtran-workshop-in-helsinki-stephen-minas