The UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee's new paper on “Building Capacities in Climate Technologies: Understanding Gaps, Needs, Challenges and Enabling Measures to Promote Endogenous Capacities and Technologies” has been published. Thanks to everyone who contributed, especially Marilyn Averill (University of Colorado Boulder).
Last week I delivered a lecture as part of the “Road to COP 26/CMA 3 Preparatory Lecture Series” co-hosted by the National University of Singapore-Centre for International Law, University of Durham Law School and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Environmental Law (WCEL). My lecture, delivered in a personal capacity, … Continue reading Lecture: Advancing Technology Development & Transfer under the Paris Agreement
The journal Transnational Dispute Management has just released a call for papers for a special Issue on the theme of "International Investment Arbitration - Environmental Protection and Climate Change Issues". Details available here.
The movements for gender equality and climate action are two of the great contemporary struggles for progress. They’re also closely linked. My article in Friday’s South China Morning Post on achieving these equally necessary and mutually reinforcing goals is online here.
Technological innovation has a vital role to play in meeting our climate objectives, and international RD&D collaboration can help. The launch event for the Technology Executive Committee publication on international collaborative RD&D is now online on ΥοuTube. Thanks to the participants from Future Cleantech Architects, Chile’s Ministry of Energy, the Indian Institute of Technology & … Continue reading Panel discussion: International collaborative RD&D for climate technologies
New article in the latest issue of Carbon & Climate Law Review:
The UNFCCC Climate Dialogues offered an opportunity to look back on the Technical Examination Processes for both mitigation and adaptation. Here are my comments on the experience of the Technical Expert Meetings on Mitigation:
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