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
My Open Access article in the Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law discusses the extension of the EU's 2030 climate and energy framework to the Energy Community contracting parties, national implementation and dispute settlement issues. Full text online here.
This week, in the context of the "June Momentum" series, the UNFCCC Technology Mechanism hosted a webinar on its ongoing work and the topic of climate technology as a contributor to a green recovery. The webinar may be viewed here, while an event summary from IISD is here.
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 transfer”. I participated in the 3 June session, on the topic of "Financing the deployment … Continue reading Webinar series: Fostering green recovery through climate technologies
This was a TEC meeting like no other. In this difficult time, the focus is rightly on combating the pandemic. At the same time, it’s vital our cooperation on climate change continues. That’s why the UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee met virtually this month. It is a privilege to have been elected vice-chair of the TEC, … Continue reading UNFCCC Technology Executive Committee – 20th meeting
In “Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene”, we examine how environmental law is responding - & could respond - to the intensifying challenges of the Anthropocene. Congratulations to the editor, Dr Michelle Lim, for making this happen. The project began in the framework of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law’s Early Career Group, … Continue reading Charting Environmental Law Futures in the Anthropocene
Climate change will affect everyone, and in many parts of the world its consequences are already keenly felt. It’s not a question of theory or ideology, and a robust global response shouldn’t be held back by partisan politics. That response can be ambitious and practical, creating quality jobs and protecting communities. That’s why in September … Continue reading The UNited for Climate Justice project & its proposals for progressive climate action
It was terrific to join friends and colleagues for the London launch of our book “EU Climate Diplomacy”, co-edited with Vassilis Ntousas. Many thanks to each of the speakers - Francesca Manchi, Dr Christoph Schwarte, Dr Robert Falkner and Laura Hanning Scarborough - and to everyone who engaged with terrific questions and comments. The evening’s … Continue reading London book launch: EU Climate Diplomacy
Megan Bowman and I have written an article on the challenges currently facing the Green Climate Fund and opportunities for strengthening its resilience, published in the journal Climate Policy.
It was great to participate last week in the 16thAnnual Colloquium of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law, hosted at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. The colloquium theme, ‘The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience’, invited a focus on the intersection between developments … Continue reading IUCN: The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience, Glasgow