PluriCourts Lunch Seminar: The Changing Landscape of International Investment Law: Supportive of Climate Change?

Wednesday Lunch Seminar with Doctoral Research Fellow Laura Létourneau-Tremblay.

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Laura Létourneau-Tremblay is a Doctoral Research Fellow at PluriCourts. Her research project, "Aligning the International Investment System with Environmental Protection: Synergies or Discord", assesses the interplay between international investment law and the environment, asking to what extent is international investment law evolving towards greater sensitivity for environmental protection. More specifically, the project maps the use of environmental language in recently signed international investment agreements (IIAs) and discusses some of the effects of such language on investor-state arbitration (ISA). It reflects also on the extent to which States’ experience with ISA is integrated in investment agreements.

The project aims at enhancing our understanding of treaty making and of how adjudicative processes and treaty practice interact at the international level. It also proposes options for increasing synergies between international investment law and environmental protection.

For more information about the lunch, please contact Even Espelid.


PluriCourts Lunch Seminars are a forum for pluridisciplinary discussion of core issues relating to international courts and tribunals. PluriCourts scholars or invited speakers present new and ongoing research or comment on current questions.


Published Nov. 4, 2021 11:25 PM - Last modified Nov. 19, 2021 8:23 AM