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Compensation for a Just Energy Transition to a Zero-Carbon World: Practices and Principles in International (Investment) Law and Domestic Law
The Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law—joint centers of the Earth Institute / Columbia Climate School and Columbia Law School at Columbia University—will co-host a 90-minute webinar on April 14 at 9am EST / 3pm CEST, focusing on legal approaches to compensation for a just energy transition.

Webinar discussions will cover, among others, the following topics:

- A critique of the issue of compensation under investment treaties, including the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), from a climate change perspective
- A review of arbitral tribunals’ approaches to the valuation of fossil fuel assets in selected investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases
- A case study of Germany's compensation scheme for lignite producers, as an example of a compensation scheme under domestic law
- A discussion of possible principles or criteria on compensation for a just energy transition under domestic and international law, taking into account the impact of the transition on workers, communities, states, and companies

Moderator:
- Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Panelists:
- Martin Dietrich Brauch, Senior Legal and Economics Researcher, CCSI
- Kyla Tienhaara, Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment, School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
- Blanca Gómez de la Torre, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Arbitration, ECIJA GPA; former National Director for International Affairs and Arbitration at the Office of the Attorney-General Office of Ecuador
- Sarah Brown, Senior Energy & Climate Analyst, Ember

Apr 14, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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