Topic: Climate change

Will future energy investments be protected?

In a keynote address at GAR Live Energy Disputes, Doak Bishop of King & Spalding defended investment treaty arbitration as a vital means of protecting the trillions of dollars of foreign investment needed to meet international climate change goals – while expressing concern at some reforms to the system now being considered.

30 September 2021

Climate change: a “strong recipe” for disputes

Panels at Paris Arbitration Week discussed climate change in international arbitration, including shifting energy sources, the impact of net-zero emissions targets and investors’ legitimate expectations.

28 September 2021

Green Protocols launched on Earth Day

To mark Earth Day today, The Campaign for Greener Arbitration has launched 6 Green Protocols. The steering committee sets out the protocols and argues the time for collective behavioural change is now.

22 April 2021

SCC secretary general steps down to tackle climate change

Annette Magnusson is leaving her role as secretary general of the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce after 11 years to co-found a practice addressing climate change.

31 March 2021

Netherlands faces first ICSID claim over coal plant ban

The Netherlands will face its first-ever ICSID claim, brought by Germany’s RWE over the phase-out of coal power plants as part of climate change legislation.

03 February 2021

Emissions trading - what role will arbitration play?

A webinar hosted by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and chaired by Kathryn Khamsi of Three Crowns looked at the importance of emissions trading systems for meeting commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change and the eventual role arbitration may play. Nicola Peart of Three Crowns reports.

12 January 2021

New ICSID claims against Canada and Kuwait

Koch Industries, the US conglomerate headed by prominent Republican Party donor Charles Koch, has launched a NAFTA claim against Canada over the cancellation of an emissions trading programme – while a French national has launched a US$493 million ICSID claim against Kuwait relating to the 1MDB scandal.

18 December 2020

Peru threatened with claim over environmental fine

A cacao plantation owner has threatened to file an ICSID claim against Peru after it was hit with a US$35 million fine for breaching environmental regulations.

10 November 2020

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