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Education - 2013

gLAWcal seeks to provide training through conferences, workshops and events, to a wide range of stakeholders, at all levels of society.  We believe that, along with the objective of producing high quality and relevant academic research, it is of paramount importance to share our expertise and disseminate our results.  This is also possible thanks to an active network of several collaborators and contacts across the European Union and Asia. Our network comprises a rich cross-section of disciplines and sectors, officials and civil society actors, scholars, leading Universities and research centres. For this reason, gLAWcal is also constantly to expand its network. 

 

LECTURE SERIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

 

As part of the Lecture Series on Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development, gLAWcal has been organizing the following events, held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China).

On August 15, 2013 Dr. YANG Fuqiang, Senior Advisor on Climate, Energy and Environment for the China Program of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) delivered a lecture on "Climate Change, Energy and Water Issues in China".

On August 7, 2013, gLAWcal, in partnership with China WET (China Water-Energy Team) organized a conference on "Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in the World's Two Largest Economies". The event is part of a series of roundtable discussions among diverse groups of U.S. and Chinese experts, gathering information and data to identify research, legal, policy, and NGO priorities for China to begin dealing with water-energy confrontations and to explore opportunities for further U.S.-China cooperation on these issues. To see the full list of the topics discussed and the full profile of the speakers, please find the full agenda here files/China_WET_Roundtable_Topics_and_Speakers_Profiles.pdf

On August 6, 2013, gLAWcal organized a lecture on "China's Response to Climate Change: an Analytical Lens to Understand China's role in Global Sustainable Development", featuring Ms. Changhua WU, Greater China Director at The Climate Group. 

On July 19, 2013, gLAWcal organized a lecture on "Climate Protection in China: the Contribution of Chinese Civil Society Organizations" featuring Dr. Patrick SHROEDER, International Advisor for CANGO (China Association for NGO Cooperation) and for CCAN (China Civil Climate Action Network). 

On July 17, 2013, Mr. LI Rusong, China Programme Director of CDP (Carbon Disclosure Programme) gave a lecture on "Measuring Sustainability: CDP as a Case Study".

 

LECTURES SERIES ON GLOBALIZATION, INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW AND DEVELOPMENT 

 

As part of the Lecture Series on Globalization, International Economic Law and Development, gLAWcal organized the event on "The World Trade Organization: World Trade Values and Non-Trade Values". The lecture was hosted at the WTO (World Trade Organisation) in Geneva, on April 15, 2013, featuring Prof. Dr. Gabrielle MARCEAU, Counsellor of the Legal Affairs Division at the WTO, Dr. Jayashree WATAL, Counsellor of the IP Division of the WTO and Dr. Danio CAMPANELLI, Legal Affairs Specialist at the Council and TNC Division of the WTO.

 

EPSEI - EVALUATING POLICIES FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS

 

As part of the Research Project on “Evaluating Policies for Sustainable Energy Investments: Towards an Integrated Approach on National and International Stage” – EPSEI, part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy InvestmentsThe workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 21st, 2013. The event comprised three sessions: the first one on "The International Debate on Sustainable Energy and Climate Change"; the second one on "Sustainable Energy Policy and Energy Investment Law in China" and the third one on "Sustainable Energy and Environmental Risk Analysis: The Scientific Support to Decision Making in Europe and Asia". 

Among other speakers, gLAWcal staff gave their contribution to the discussion. 

Ms.Elena Cima gave a presentation on "Renewable Energy Subsidies and the WTO. An Environmentally-Friendly Approach". 

Professor Paolo Farah gave a presentation on "Climate Change, Environment and Energy from the Perspective of International Law and WTO Law: How to Use the General Exceptions of Article XX GATT". 

Mr. Riccardo Tremolada gave a presentation on "China’s Shale Gas Development: Trapped between the Absence of an Adequate Legal Enforcement and Environmental Degradation Risks".

 

 

LIBEAC - LIBERALISM IN BETWEEN EUROPE AND CHINA - ASSESSING THE SOCIO-CULTURAL AND POLITICO-LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF THE DIFFERENCES IN TERMS OF INTERPRETATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS IN EUROPE AND CHINA

 

As part of the Research Project on “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” - LIBEAC - Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China”, part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on Political, Philosophical and Legal Aspects of Liberalism in a Comparative Perspective. The workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 22nd, 2013.

Among other speakers, Professor Paolo Farah gave a presentation on “Globalization, Liberalism and Western Concepts of Intellectual Property Law: A Need of Protection of the Rights of  Indigenous People and the Cultural Diversity in Contemporary World".

As part of the Research Project on “Liberalism In Between Europe And China” - LIBEAC -Assessing the Socio-Cultural and Politico-Legal Dimensions of the Differences in Terms of Interpretation and Enforcement of Economic, Social and Environmental Rights in Europe and China”, part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, the Workshop on “How Globalization and Liberalism are Changing the World?” was held at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, 16thJanuary 2013. Workshop/Lecture Series coordinated by the Director of gLAWcal Professor Paolo Davide Farah

      Among other speakers, Professor Paolo Farah gave a presentation on “Liberalism, Globalisation and its Tensions: Integrating Non-Commercial Values such as Climate Change, Environmental Protection and Fundamental Rights in the Trade Arena".

 

POREEN - PARTNERING OPPORTUNITIES BETWEEN EUROPE AND CHINA IN THE RENEWABLE ENERGIES AND ENVIRONMENTAL INDUSTRIES

 

As part of the Research Project on “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries” – POREEN, part of the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission, gLAWcal organized the Workshop on China and the Good Governance of the Markets in the Light of the Economic Development. The Workshop was held at Peking University School of Government, in Beijing (China) on July 23rd, 2013. 

Among other speakers, gLAWcal staff gave their contribution to the discussion.

Ms. Elena Cima gave a presentation on "Chinese Laws and Policies in the Raw Materials Sector".

Professor Paolo Farah gave a presentation on "How to integrate the Good Governance Concepts in the context of the Global Governance and Laws".

Ms. Angela Moriggi gave a presentation on "Environmental Activism in China: Two Case Studies".

 

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

 

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on Shale Gas in China: A Comparison With Unconventional Fuel Development in the United States: Health, Wealth and Environmental Risks  at the “Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship”, Vermont Law School, Montpelier, USA, 11th October 2013.

Paolo Farah has been Chair, Moderator and Discussant in the Workshop Influences and Perspectives on Legislation and Rulemakingat the Conference “New Approaches and New Questions in Chinese Law”, European China Law Studies Association (ECLS), University of Oxford, Oxford, 18-20th September 2013.

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on Le futur de l'économie chinoise (The Future of the Chinese Economy) at the Round Table «Quel avenir pour la Chine? (Which Future for China ?)», Summer University in Mercantour (UIEM) at Saint-Martin Vésubie (Alpes-Maritimes), France, 6th September 2013.

Paolo Farah has presented a paper on Towards an International Legal Framework for Energy: the OPEC and the World Trade Organization at the International Law Association Annual Conference, ILA Hellenic Regional Conference 2013, “Imperium Iuris: Governance, Trade, Resources”, Cape Sounion, Athens, Greece 29-31 August 2013, 31st August 2013.