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 provide a focus for engagement with urgent law and sustainability issues, sparked by presentations from … Continue reading Law & Sustainability Colloquium: International climate change law & negotiations in times of COVID-19

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 speakers from the Stockholm Environment Institute, Univers-Sel, the World Resources Institute, Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural … Continue reading Technology Mechanism @G-STIC 2020

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 the regions of: AfricaLatin America and the Caribbean Asia and the PacificEastern Europe and West … Continue reading Climate-smart cooling solutions for sustainable buildings

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

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 scaling up climate technology implementation; and 🗺 Technologies for averting, minimizing and addressing loss and … Continue reading Webinar: Climate technology from needs to implementation

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 cooperation. Joy Xiang is assistant professor at STL & a 2019/20 fellow at the Asian … Continue reading Podcast: International Cleantech Cooperation