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Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) as an Avenue for Climate Change Litigation

November 18, 2022
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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This webinar aims to pitch the role of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) within the broader context of global climate change litigation. It will investigate the peculiar features of ISDS existing cases (either decided or pending) both as directly addressing domestic climate change policies and regulations, as well as indirectly bearing a relevant effect on climate action by host States.

The conceptual scope of inquiry will depart from the general categorization operated for the purposes of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law Climate Litigation Database and the LSE Grantham Research Institute Climate Change Laws of the World database (as summarized in our post here). Furthermore, the workshop will dissect specific features of ISDS also drawing from ISDS tribunals’ case law to further analyze the role of ISDS in the broader context of pro-regulatory and anti-regulatory climate litigation.

Welcome remarks: Dr. Maria Antonia Tigre, Global Climate Litigation Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Moderator: Matteo Fermeglia, Assistant Professor of International and European Environmental Law, Hasselt University, Faculty of Law


Dr. Kyla Tienhaara, Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment and Assistant Professor in the School of Environmental Studies and the Department of Global Development Studies at Queen’s University

Alice Astore, Jr Associate at Legance - Avvocati Associati, Advanced LL.M. International Dispute Settlement and Arbitration Graduate 

Korey Silverman-Roati, Climate Fellow, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Catherine Higham, Policy Fellow at the Grantham Research Institute at LSE

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This webinar is part of the Sabin Center’s Peer Review Network on Global Climate Litigation’s webinar series.