Global Launch - Climate Change Related Disputes

28 Nov 2019

Paris English

ICC's Commission on Arbitration and ADR is about to release a Report that explores how arbitration and other dispute resolution services are currently used to resolve climate change related disputes.

The Report defines climate change related disputes and uses hypothetical case studies to demonstrate the potential circumstances in which climate change related disputes may arise. It offers guidance on specific features to effectively resolve climate change related disputes and includes sample wording for parties to be taken into consideration and where appropriate on a case-by-case basis.

Climate Action is Everyone's Business: 2019 is a pivotal year in the development of global climate policy with the UN seeking to raise ambition of commitments from states and other actors in line with the imperative to limit global warming to 1.5°C. ICC is committed to help raise ambition of climate action by business; encourage governments to review their nationally determined contributions upwards; provide input on enabling policy frameworks; and engage global ICC network to mobilize business action at scale.

This event will be followed by a launch event in New York on 21 January 2020.

Who should attend?

This programme will benefit practising lawyers, in-house counsel, arbitrators, academics, dispute resolution experts, NGO representatives, business and industry groups who have an interest in climate change and international commercial arbitration, the ICC procedure, and wish to deepen their practical knowledge and share their views with international practitioners.

17:15 – 17:30


17:30 – 17:35


Michael Polkinghorne

Alexis Mourre

17:35 –  17:50

Presentation of the report and its Task Force

17:50 – 18:45

Users perspectives

18:45 – 19:00

Concluding remarks

John Denton

Majda Dabaghi


Cocktail reception

Partick Beaten

Engie - Member, Task Force

Majda Dabaghi

Director, ICC Knowledge Solutions Centre: Inclusive & Green Growth

John Denton

Secretary General of ICC

Wendy Miles QC

Co-Chair, Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes

Alexis Mourre

President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

Kirsten Odynski

White & Case - Member, Task Force

Michael Polkinghorne

White & Case

Patrick Thieffry

Co-Chair, Task Force on Arbitration of Climate Change Related Disputes

Hélène van Lith

ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR

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