Global exposure for the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize winner
The winning team of the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will get to present its model treaty at events within prominent global forums: United Nations General Assembly and the World Economic Forum.
Last year the SCC, together with partners, launched a global crowdsourcing challenge, the Stockholm Treaty Lab Prize. The initiative is a part of SCC’s work in aligning international arbitration with a sustainable future.
The Prize will be awarded to the contestant team that drafts an innovative and workable model treaty that, if implemented, has the potential to encourage cross-border investments in sustainable development, among others in low carbon projects and technological innovation.
Since the competition opened in June 2017, Stockholm Treaty Lab has attracted innovators from all over the globe. By the closing of registration, 43 teams have registered to compete at this crowdsourcing challenge, representing some 270 innovators from four continents and more than 25 countries.
The winning team, to be announced in the spring of 2018, will be given the opportunity to present its model treaty in several global forums. The first global forum is an event in New York co-organized with the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment, during the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in September 2018.
Further, in January 2019, the winning team will travel to Davos, Switzerland, to make a presentation at Swedish Lunch, an event organized within the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.
In addition to the two events, Wolters Kluwer International will also make a short video about the winning team and their model treaty, in same spirit as the first video that introduces the Stockholm Treaty Lab.