COP21 Climate Change Related Disputes: A Role for International Arbitration and ADR

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Date: 07/12/2015
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

The ICC International Court of Arbitration is proud to organize together with the International Bar Association, the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce a joint conference on COP21 Climate Change Related Disputes. The event will be hosted at the ICC in Paris, France on 7 December 2015 during the two-week landmark Paris Climate Conference (COP21) in Paris. 

Objective

Open forum to discuss existing use of international arbitration and ADR mechanisms to resolve climate change related disputes and to explore the further role of arbitration and ADR to help to implement and enforce emerging international sustainability principles, standards, commitments and obligations, resolve disputes and maintain individual, national and international climate change targets and objectives.

Who should attend?

• In-house counsel

• Arbitrators

• Counsel

• Academics

• Arbitration institutions

• Government officials in charge of sustainability obligations

• Senior managers and environmental compliance officers in corporations

• Senior negotiators in development banks, private banks and public and private insurers

• NGOs and lobby groups involved in promoting sustainability in busines

Monday 7 December

0900

Welcome Remarks by John Danilovich ICC Secretary-General

0930

Introduction to IBA Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights and the importance of accessible and enforceable dispute resolution mechanism frameworks

Speakers

Roger Martella Sidley Austin, Washington DC; Vice Chair, IBA Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.

David W Rivkin President IBA, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York.

1015 Questions

1030 Coffee Break

1045

I. Existing Use of Arbitration in Resolving Climate Change-related Disputes

Moderator

Andrea Carlevaris Secretary-General, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Speakers

James Bacchus ICC Trade and Investment Chair, Partner, Greenberg Traurig.

Professor John H Knox United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Henry C Lauerman Professor of International Law, Wake Forest University.

Antonio La Viña Dean, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University; Negotiator, UNFCCC Delegation of the Republic of the Philippines.

Judith Levine Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration.

1215 Questions

1230 Lunch Break

1330 Guest Speaker

Nicola Bonucci General Counsel, OECD.

1400

II. International Arbitration & ADR in Enforcing Contractual Environmental Obligations

Moderator

Alexis Mourre President, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Speakers

Andrea Bacher Policy Manager, Environment & Energy, ICC.

Rutger de Witt Wijnen General Counsel, Green Climate Fund.

Crenguta Leaua Partner, Leaua & Asociatii.

Martijn Wilder Partner, Head of Global Environmental Markets, Baker & McKenzie.

1500 Questions

1515

III. International Arbitration & ADR in Enforcing Treaty Environmental Obligations

Moderator

Annette Magnusson Secretary-General, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.

Speakers

Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Professor of Law, University of Geneva.

Anna Joubin-Bret Former Senior Legal Advisor, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, UNCTAD, Avocat.

Thomas F McInerney Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Founder, Treaty Effectiveness Initiative.

Jeremy Sharpe Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Former Chief of Investment Arbitration, US State Department.

1615 Questions

1630 Coffee Break

1645

IV. Exploring New Frontiers for International Arbitration and ADR in Enforcing Sustainability Objectives on Individuals, Corporations and States

Roundtable Moderator

Wendy Miles QC Partner, Boies Schiller & Flexner; Secretary, IBA Arbitration Committee.

Speakers

Justice David Baragwanath President of the Special Claims Tribunal on Lebanon.

Kate Cook Matrix Chambers, Chair, The Legal Response Initiative.

Professor Michael Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School.

1745 Questions

1800 End remarks

Alexis Mourre

James Bacchus ICC Trade and Investment Chair, Partner, Greenberg Traurig.

Andrea Bacher Policy Manager, Environment & Energy, ICC.

Justice David Baragwanath President of the Special Claims Tribunal on Lebanon

Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes Professor of Law, University of Geneva.

Nicola Bonucci General Counsel, OECD.

Andrea Carlevaris Secretary-General, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Kate Cook Matrix Chambers, Chair, The Legal Response Initiative.

Professor Michael Gerrard Andrew Sabin Professor of Professional Practice, Director, Sabin Centre for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School.

Anna Joubin-Bret Former Senior Legal Advisor, Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development, UNCTAD, Avocat.

Professor John H Knox United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment, Henry C Lauerman Professor of International Law, Wake Forest University.

Antonio La Viña Dean, Ateneo School of Government, Ateneo de Manila University; Negotiator, UNFCCC Delegation of the Republic of the Philippines.

Crenguta Leaua Partner, Leaua & Asociatii.

Judith Levine Senior Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Annette Magnusson Secretary-General, Stockholm Chamber of Commerce Court of Arbitration.

Roger Martella Sidley Austin, Washington DC; Vice Chair, IBA Task Force on Climate Change Justice and Human Rights.

Thomas F McInerney Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, Founder, Treaty Effectiveness Initiative.

Wendy Miles QC Partner, Boies Schiller & Flexner; Secretary, IBA Arbitration Committee.

Alexis Mourre President, ICC International Court of Arbitration.

David W Rivkin President IBA, Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, New York.

Jeremy Sharpe Partner, Shearman & Sterling, Former Chief of Investment Arbitration, US State Department.

Martijn Wilder Partner, Head of Global Environmental Markets, Baker & McKenzie.

Rutger de Witt Wijnen General Counsel, Green Climate Fund.

Date

7 November 2015 (09:00-18:00)

Venue

ICC, 33-43 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

How to register

Registration can only be made online until 3 December here . Credit card details must be provided at the point of registering on-line. We are unable to register or take payment by any other method.

Fees

Registration fee €70

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