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On the 21st of September, PluriCourts, with generous funding from the Norwegian Research Council and Lovsamlingsfondet, brought together young researchers from around the world for the first postgraduate colloquium on the frontiers of international environmental law. Topics from the creation of a court for the environment, to prosecuting the crime of ecocide at the ICC, to the legal consequences of space debris were discussed.
Approximately 22.5 million people have had to flee their homes due to natural disasters and climate change in 2008-2017. The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Centre of International Law at Belo Horizonte, Brazil, invited Professor Cecilia Bailliet to teach Latin American students about the rights of these displaced persons.
Special Issue in the Journal of World Investment & Trade. (Vol. 18), edited by Daniel Behn and Ole Kristian Fauchald.
PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and Environment to present and discuss their work in a subject-specific forum.
The Paris Agreement will enter into force on 4 November 2016. The agreement requires the deposition of instruments of ratification or acceptance by at least 55 Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change accounting for at least 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Ambassador Franz Xaver Perrez, Head of International Affairs Division, Federal Office for the Environment, Switzerland, will give a seminar on the topic of international environmental governance.
Professor Christina Voigt has written a chapter on "Climate Change and Damages" in the recently published "Oxford Handbook of International Climate Change Law".
This volume edited by Christina Voigt explores the interlinkages between the UNFCCC guidance for REDD+ and other international legal regimes. It aims to examine how and to what extent REDD+ is embedded in the international legal framework. Prof. Voigt has also contributed with two chapters to the book.
The second in the series of PluriCourts reading seminars discusses texts by Daniel Bodansky, Allen Buchanan and Robert O. Keohane, and Nienke Grossman.
The Paris Agreement has been hailed as a milestone in the global fight against climate change. In this forum, we discuss how this agreement came about and what does it actually entail to for states when committing to such a goal? How effective is it? And how fair?
Professor Christina Voigt has an written an article on the compliance mechanism in the Paris Agreement. The article is to be published in the Review of European Community and International Environmental Law.
The first in the series of PluriCourts reading seminars discusses two core texts: one by Karen Alter and one by Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke.
PluriCourts coordinator Christina Voigt will explain and discuss the Paris Agreement on Climate Change which was concluded on 12 December 2015. Voigt just came back from Paris where she worked as legal advisor and negotiator for the Norwegian government during the two-weeks long UN climate negotiations.
She will be sharing inside-views of the negotiations as well as answering questions as to the content and significance of the agreement.