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Should the European Union fix, leave or kill the Energy Charter Treaty? by Martin Dietrich Brauch

The EU started it In the early 1990s, the European Economic Community—the predecessor of the European Union (EU)—spearheaded an initiative to promote international cooperation in the energy sector, particularly with post-Soviet States in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Out of this process the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) was born in 1994. Going much beyond international cooperation, the treaty allows foreign investors in the energy sector … Continuer de lire Should the European Union fix, leave or kill the Energy Charter Treaty? by Martin Dietrich Brauch

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The Rise of Urban Commons in Europe by Alessandra Quarta and Antonio Vercellone

In the last ten years, the concept of the commons became popular in social studies and political activism and in some countries domestic lawyers have shared the interest for this notion. Even if an (existing or proposed) statutory definition of the commons is still very rare, lawyers get familiar with the concept of the commons through the filter of property law, where such a concept … Continuer de lire The Rise of Urban Commons in Europe by Alessandra Quarta and Antonio Vercellone

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ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward by Chrysa Alexandraki

ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward Major legal advancements are taking place in the realm of sustainability. Alongside the proliferation of self-regulatory disclosure standards, the EU has been a pioneer in enacting legislation regarding sustainability-related disclosures. In order to incorporate and disclose non-financial information, an organization needs to access and collect a significant quantity of Environment, Social … Continuer de lire ESG Data and Reporting in the Forefront of Sustainability: Challenges and the Way Forward by Chrysa Alexandraki

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Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García

The EU Taxonomy Regulation Sustainable finance: moving towards a forward-looking approach The EU Taxonomy Regulation, which enters into force on 1 January 2022 contains the action of EU and worldwide legislators to mitigate the worst consequences of climate change. It includes sustainability factors to reshape the economic activities that have adverse impacts on the environment. The ultimate goal of the EU Taxonomy Regulation is to … Continuer de lire Can sustainability-related risks be integrated in the disclosure obligation under the EU Taxonomy Regulation? by Elia Cerrato García

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Faire avancer le droit climatique par Christian Huglo

Il est vrai que les immenses préoccupations engendrées par les crises qui se succèdent en Europe, le renouveau du développement de la Covid-19, les actes effrayants de terrorisme ont tendance naturellement à occulter le devoir des États et de tous les membres de la société civile de continuer à développer le droit de l’environnement, car ce qui attend l’Humanité à très long terme ne saurait … Continuer de lire Faire avancer le droit climatique par Christian Huglo

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The Paris Agreement and Japan by Yumiko Nakanishi

 I Introduction The European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a European Green Deal. She also mentioned it in her speech delivered at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 25) in Madrid on 2 December 2019. The European Green Deal includes a proposal for the first European Climate Law, thereby enshrining the 2050 climate-neutrality target into law. The European Union appears as a ‘model … Continuer de lire The Paris Agreement and Japan by Yumiko Nakanishi

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Un TCE modernisé, pourrait-il contribuer à la lutte contre le changement climatique? par Elena Cima

Au cours de l’été 2020, les Parties contractantes du Traité sur la Charte de l’énergie (TCE) ont commencé les négociations pour la modernisation du traité, dans le but de mettre à jour, clarifier, et moderniser un certain nombre de ses dispositions. Comme l’a souligné la Conférence sur la Charte de l’énergie dans sa déclaration de Rome de 2009, le TCE est censé refléter les nouveaux … Continuer de lire Un TCE modernisé, pourrait-il contribuer à la lutte contre le changement climatique? par Elena Cima

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The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

The EU has been increasingly resorting to unilateral internal environmental measures with extraterritorial implications to address pressing global environmental problems, including climate change, that are insufficiently regulated at the international level. One of the most well-known examples of such regulatory activity is Directive 2008/101/EC that included international greenhouse gas emissions from aviation in the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS). This provisionally required all airlines … Continuer de lire The EU as a Global Climate Leader? Initial thoughts on the Introduction of a Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism by Ioanna Hadjiyianni

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Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

Le 12 décembre 2015, les 196 membres de la Convention-cadre des Nations unies sur les changements climatiques (CCNUCC) ont adopté par consensus une nouvelle Convention internationale sur le climat : l’Accord de Paris.Celui-ci pose les fondements d’un nouveau cadre juridique international pour lutter contre le réchauffement climatique. L’adoption de l’accord a été saluée par l’ensemble de la communauté internationale.  L’Organisation des Nations unies par exemple … Continuer de lire Le droit international et le défi du changement climatique : comment faire face à la stagnation de l’Accord de Paris ? par Jean Moise

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Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian

Even before Covid-19 wreaked havoc on the global economy, “sustainable finance” was a much-touted topic already. Beyond being a worldwide catchphrase, sustainable finance amounts to be one of the highest ranked objectives in the EU “green” agenda. Generally, by sustainable finance, green finance or ethical investing one broadly refers, in the financial sector, to incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment decision-making … Continuer de lire Sustainability in the EU Financial System between Classifications and Disclosures by Bianca Nalbandian