Law

Symposium: Law of the Sea: Climate Change and Other Recent Developments

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This is an in-person event only. Registration This event, co-organized by the Lauterpacht Centre with the Institute of Juridical and Political Sciences at the University of Lisbon, will focus on important recent developments in the area of the law of the sea. This is a dynamically developing area of public international…

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LCIL Friday Lecture: ‘Phasing Out Fossil Fuels under International Law: Why and How?’ – Prof Harro van Asselt, University of Cambridge

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This lecture is a hybrid event. There is a sandwich lunch at 12.30 pm in the Old Library at the Centre. All lecture attendees welcome. Register online Lecture summary: Lecture summary: At the most recent UN Climate Change Conference in Dubai, the fight over a fossil fuel phase-out took centre stage, resulting in a decision…

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CEENRG Thursday seminars: ‘Global Food System, Climate Change and Law’

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Speaker: Prof. Cristiane Derani (Professor in International Economic and Environmental Law, Federal University of Santa Catarina | CEENRG Fellow, University of Cambridge) The Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy, and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG) is hosting a seminar series throughout the 2023- 24 academic year…

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3CL Seminar: ‘Responsible Investment: Strategies of Government Pension Fund of Norway Explained’

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Speaker: Elisa Cencig (Norges Bank Investment Management) Cambridge 3CL invites you to a seminar on the responsible investment strategies of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the entity responsible for managing Norway’s government pension fund, valued at over 1 trillion US dollars. Operating in over 70 countries, NBIM is at the forefront of shaping sustainable and…

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Seminar: ‘International investment law and arbitration in the renewable energy sector – Quo Vadis?’

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In-person Seminar: 3.00 pm – 7.00 pm Seminar summary: Energy is ‘the backbone of our economies’. As part of the overall energy supply, renewable energy is more important than ever. It is an important element in the fight against climate change and is relevant in the context of Sustainable Development Goals. The years 2022 and…

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Seminar: International investment law and arbitration in the renewable energy sector – Quo Vadis?

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Seminar summary: Energy is ‘the backbone of our economies’. As part of the overall energy supply, renewable energy is more important than ever. It is an important element in the fight against climate change and is relevant in the context of Sustainable Development Goals. The years 2022 and 2023 witnessed ground-breaking…

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LCIL Friday Lecture: ‘Exiting the Energy Charter Treaty under the Law of Treaties’ – Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Queen Mary University of London & Professor Lorand Bartels, University of Cambridge

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Register online Lecture summary: The Energy Charter Treaty was concluded in 1994 on the assumption that fossil fuels could continue to be used for the foreseeable future. This article examines how ECT contracting parties can now withdraw from this treaty for climate change reasons without being subject to its ‘sunset’ clause, which protects existing investments…

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LCIL Friday Lecture: ‘Exiting the Energy Charter Treaty under the Law of Treaties’ – Dr Tibisay Morgandi, Queen Mary University of London

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Register online Lecture summary: The Energy Charter Treaty was concluded in 1994 on the assumption that fossil fuels could continue to be used for the foreseeable future. This article examines how ECT contracting parties can now withdraw from this treaty for climate change reasons without being subject to its ‘sunset’ clause, which protects existing investments…

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Jorge Viñuales advises Vanuatu in bid to request an advisory opinion on climate change from the ‘World Court’

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The Republic of Vanuatu has secured the co-sponsorship of no less than 105 States for the submission to vote by the UN General Assembly of a Draft Resolution requesting the International Court of Justice, dubbed the ‘World Court’, to provide an advisory opinion on climate change under international law. Cambridge Centre…

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CFLPP Monthly Seminar: “Should Judges Make Climate Change Law?”

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The fifth 2022-3 session of the monthly seminar run by the Cambridge Forum for Legal & Political Philosophy will take place at 3:00pm on Thursday, February 16th, through Zoom . The session will be chaired by Agnes Lindberg, who is a PhD student in the Law Faculty. As the reading for the session, she has…

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