Making the environment great again: New frontiers for international arbitration and state courts
Presented by: International Arbitration Commission; Environmental and Energy Law Commission
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, 4 September
14:00 – 16:00
Hotel Parco dei Principi (Meeting room to be communicated in the event mobile app)
Environmental disputes are increasingly getting attention from citizens and states over the world. Scientists say urgent actions are needed to limit climate change catastrophe, otherwise the world will soon face widespread and irreversible impacts globally – this is where lawyers come in for the planet, to protect the environment and fight climate change.
Environmental disputes between states, as well as between the state and corporations or citizens – we have them all – these are hot topics in the legal landscape, although much controversy still exists regarding the way these disputes should be solved.
How sustainable is the current dispute resolution system of arbitration versus state courts verdicts?
What can we learn based on recent environmental disputes such as the remarkable Urgenda case forcing the Dutch state to take more measures against climate change? And where are we taking this from here on? Should we or are we already imposing irrational outcomes?
All these questions will be tackled during the joint workshop organised by the Arbitration Commission and the Energy & Environmental Law Commission. The workshop will seek to create an educated debate on these topics resulting in a set of innovative insights and observations.
SPEAKERS & MODERATORS