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Conference on Climate change related disputes during COP21

The conference: “Climate change related disputes: A role for international arbitration and ADR” will take place in connection to the COP21 in Paris on 7-8 December. The conference is jointly organized by IBA, the ICC, SCC and the PCA.

The Paris Conference in Parties, COP21, is seen as one of the most important events in the world for environmental, political and economic negotiations. The goal for this year’s meeting is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement, from all the nations in the world, on climate and global warming.

During the meeting, the International Bar Association, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the SCC and the Permanent Court of Arbitration will arrange a conference with the aim is to discuss existing use of international arbitration and ADR mechanisms to resolve climate change related disputes. What role does arbitration and ADR play to help implement and enforce international sustainability principles, commitments and obligations? And how can it contribute to resolve disputes and maintain individual, national and international climate change targets and objectives?

International arbitration has a long history of averting and resolving major political and diplomatic crises, and can play an important role in promoting and ensuring that commitments will be binding and enforceable beyond COP21.

SCC Secretary General Annette Magnusson will moderate the panel dealing with the topic "International Arbitration & ADR in Enforcing Treaty Environmental Obligations".

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 business are all invited to register to attend this open forum. 

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Conference Programme