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Call for papers - Call for papers of the European Society of International Law Interest Group on International Environmental Law for the Annual Conference to be held in Naples 7-9 September 2017. The 2017 Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (Naples, 7-9 September 2017) is devoted to "Global Public Goods, Global Commons and Fundamental Values: The Responses of International Law". See: http://www.esil-sedi.eu/node/1444
On behalf of the Coordinating Committee, in this framework, the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law intends to submit an Agora proposal on “Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Environmental Sustainability: Choices, Compromises and Priorities”.
The water-energy-food nexus is a theoretical concept describing the mutual interconnections between the complex systems of these resources. Its purpose is to develop solutions mitigating and promoting synergies able to maintain and further elaborate sustainable development. Currently there are numerous challenges this area necessary to face and policymakers all over the world struggle to balance between different priorities such as minimizing the ecological footprint of human activities, satisfying the needs of the constantly growing population, and in order to fulfill Sustainable Development Goals set.

While water is a vulnerable and valuable resource in itself, its importance for, and connection with, energy and food security cannot be understated. The over-exploitation of fresh water resources by both the energy and agricultural industry is one example of competing uses. Similarly, energy is needed for water sanitation and farming. Finally, nutrition is vital for livestock breeding, biofuel production and the maintenance of labor. Despite this factual indivisibility, regulatory solutions continue to be isolated and sectorial. Although some of these can be regionally effective, without thoroughly analyzing wider impacts they are likely to be counterproductive with respect to global sustainability.

Eligibility: All Members of the Interest Group on International Environmental Law, the members of other ESIL IGs and also the non-ESIL members (ESIL membership might be required if the abstract is selected) are invited to submit abstracts.

Evaluation Criteria: Abstracts will be selected for inclusion in the “International Environmental Law” IG agora proposal at the main conference on the basis of their alignment with the agora description and objectives as well as the overall coherence of the agora. The IG will organize an interest group workshop if the proposal was not accepted or, in case the agora will be accepted and, depending on the time and available resources, an agora and a workshop will be both organized. Please note: the submissions will automatically be considered for participation in the separate workshops of the IG International Environmental Law held during the year and at the Annual Conference.

Applications: The following must be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 24th January 2017:

The author’s name and affiliation;

A 700-word abstract [Word file and PDF]

The author’s CV, including a list of relevant publications;

The author’s contact details, including email address and phone number;

Whether the author is an ESIL member; and

Whether the abstract should be considered for the ESIL Young Scholar Prize.

Multiple abstracts from the same authors will be considered, but only one can be selected. Co-authored multidisciplinary papers are also welcomed. Submissions may be in either English or French. Applicants will be informed of the selection committee’s decision no later than 28th January 2017.

29 December 2016


Publication - gLAWcal's book series published: "China's Influence on Non-Trade Concerns in International Economic Law", edited by Paolo D. Farah and Elena Cina

30 November 2016


Lecture Prof. Giovanni Bombelli: “Liberalism, Europe, China. Remarks for a Philosophical - Legal Comparison”.
Event organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin, Italy, in the framework of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC).

21 July 2016 - Beijing


Call for Research Associates - apply by May 31, 2016 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lecture - Mr. Davide Follador:  “The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in China: Geographical Indications, E-commerce and Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies and Approaches”.
The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the EU  Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC)

27 July 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Ms. Xu Lin: "The Registration, Use and Protection of Trademark in China".
The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the EU  Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC)

24 July 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Mr. Matteo Barra: "Overview and lessons in Central Asia from investment disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty".  
The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the EU Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” (POREEN)

23 July 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Ms. Zhang Lingling: "China's Copyright Law and Typical Cases" 
Event organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the EU Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC)

21 July 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Mr. Meph Jia Gui: "Patent Infringement Litigation in China".
Event organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development within the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC)

21 July 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Mr. Benoit Misonne: “Protection of Copyrights in the Digital Era”.
Event organised by gLAWcal - Global Law Initiaties for Sustainable Development within EU Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Liberalism in Between Europe And China” (LIBEAC)

July 20, 2015 - Beijing


Lecture - Prof. Daniel Bell: "Democracy, Meritocracy, or Both? Reflections on China's Political Future".
Event organised by gLAWcal - Global Law Initiaties for Sustainable Development within EU Research Executive Agency IRSES Project "Liberalism in Between Europe and China" (LIBEAC)

July 20, 2015 - Beijing


Call for applicaton - Research Associate position: apply by September 1, 2015 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

July 12, 2015


ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY CHALLENGES IN CHINA

Prof. Farah giving a lecture on, “Environmental and Energy Challenges in China”, at Fundação Rui Cunha, Macao, China

March 26, 2015


10TH EDITION - SUMMER INSTITUTE IN CHINA 2015 - EXECUTIVE EDUCATION TRAINING PROGRAM

West Virginia University, Department of Public Administration (WV, USA), gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom), University of Milan, Department of Italian and Supranational Public Law (Italy) and University of Turin, Department of Law (Italy) have set up a Summer Institute in China – Executive Education Training Program to be held at Peking University  School of Government in Beijing (China).

Deadline: 31 May 2015


gLAWcal Book Series with Asghate Publishing, Routledge Publishing and Wolters KluwergLAWcal has established strong scientific collaborations with few international academic publishers. In particular, gLAWcal has created three different book series for the publication of monographs and book collections on relevant topics for gLAWcal vision. If you are interested to publish with prestigious international publishers, read the book series list and book proposal guidelines

       

Deadline: 15 December 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 14, 2014 has been released. Focus on World Suffering Climate Change. Social and Environmental Impacts.

December 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 13, 2014 has been released. Focus on Approaches to Public Health in the World.

December 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “How to Rebalance International Economic Law and Development in Non-Trade Concern Conflicting Areas: Biofuels vs Food Security in the Light of the Subsidy Regulations and the Global Food Crisis” at the American Society for International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG) in partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sutton Colloquium, 2014 Biennial Research Conference: Reassessing International Economic Law and Development:  New challenges for Law and Policy University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, USA.

 

  

14 November 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “The Increase of WTO Disputes for Subsidies to Renewable Energy (including Innovation and Technology): Time for Reform toward Sustainable Development?” at the Conference “Law, Technology and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in EU-China Relations”, organized by University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) Law School & Faculty of Law and by Fudan University, Shanghai, held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

 

11 November 2014


Memorandum of Understanding - gLAWcal and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (United Kingdom) sign an Memorandum of Universtanding in Glasgow on the 11th November 2014. gLAWcal was represented by Professor Paolo Farah (Director of Research and Legal Representative) and University of Strathclyde by Professor Mark Poustie (Vice-Dean for Internationalization). The objective of the MoU is to strenghen the collaboration between the two institutions with joint research activities, joint conferences, and other activities such as exchange of academic staff for research, lectures and visits, course delivery including joint postgraduate degrees and academic developments more general.

11 November 2014

 


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 12, 2014 has been released. Focus on Sustainable Energy in an Interconnected World.

2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 11, 2014 has been released. Focus on Sustainable Development. Globalization and Trade Issues.

2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 10, 2014 has been released. Focus on The Respect of Human Rights. Insights on Labour Law and Its Violations.

2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 9, 2014 has been released. Focus on The Impact of Climate Change. Polluted Environment. Health Effects of Pollution.

2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 8, 2014 has been released. Focus on Corporations & Environmental Responsibility. China: Environmental & Labour Issues.

2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 7, 2014 has been released. Focus on Digital Rights: Censorship and Access to Information

2014


gLAWcal supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China): ThinkIN China and gLAWcal- Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) host Professor Ma Xiaolin Founder of Bo Lian She (博联社) Blog Director, Chinese Academy for Middle East Studies who will give a talk on "Islamic Caliphate in Iraq: What Can China Do?".

22 October 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter – Issue no. 6, 2014 has been released. Focus on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Environment & Pollution. Sustainable Business

2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate GrantSustainable Development, Climate Change and the Environmental Protection - 15 October 2014 - 15 April 2015 - Application Deadline 15 October 2014

15 October 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah “The Recent WTO Case Law on Subsidies to Renewable Energy” at the International Conference “The Reform of International Economic Governance” organized by the Research Project "International Law and the New Governance after the Economic Crisis" and the Department of Public International Law, University of Granada, Spain

 

9-10 October 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah “The Increase of WTO Disputes on Subsidies to Renewable Energy and Environmental Issues: Time for Reform?” at the “Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship”, Vermont Law School, Montpelier, USA

4 October 2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate GrantThe Role of Intellectual Property on the Transfer of Environmentally Sound Technologies and the Ability of the Developing Countries to Access to those Technologies - 15 October 2014 - 15 April 2015 - Application Deadline 1 October 2014

1 October 2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate Grant - Policies of Urbanization and Energy Efficiency for Sustainable Development of Tourist Destinations. Case Studies - 1 November  2014 - 15 December 2014 - Application Deadline 30 September 2014

30 September 2014


gLAWcal supports the activities of ThinkIN China, Beijing (China): Opening event of the new ThinkIN China season, held on Monday, September 15th, in Beijing. The special Guest Speaker is Edward Luttwak (Centre for International and Strategic Studies), one of the most prominent strategists of our times, who will give a talk on "China Traditional Statecraft in the XXI Century". Introduction to our audience by the journalist Francesco Sisci. The ThinkIN China audience regularly includes outstanding Chinese intellectuals and professors, diplomatic officers and a wide range of Chinese and foreign researchers, who actively take part to the debate.

15 September 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “The Concurrence Roles of International Trade Law and International Arbitrations in the Energy Sector: a Challenge for International Law” at the ILA-International Law Association Annual Conference 2014, “Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective”, Lisbon University Law School, Lisbon, Portugal

11-12 September 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “Establishing Appropriate Regulatory Frameworks for Biofuels: Subsidies, Food Security and Food Crisis” at the European Society of International Law (ESIL) 10th Anniversary Conference, International Bio Law Interest Group’s “International Law and…Biolaw from Theory to Practice” held at University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria

3 September 2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate Grant - Arbitration in China - 1 February 2015 - 28 February 2015 - Application Deadline 1 September 2014

1 September 2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate Grant - China Low-Carbon Cities - 1 September 2014 - 15 April 2015 - Application Deadline 30 August 2014

30 August 2014


Conference - Social, Cultural and Legal Perspective on Chinese - Political and Economic - Liberalism Today

8 August 2014


Lecture - Mr Davide Follador, Expert, Intellectual Property: A Key to Sustainable Competitiveness (IP Key - An EU project implemented and co-financed by OHIM in partnership with the EPO), on “Enforcement of Well Known Trademarks in China”, “Recent changes in Chinese Trademark Law”and “Protection of IP for Creative Industry in China”

1 August 2014


Workshop - Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concept

1 August 2014


Lecture - Mr Lorenzo Riccardi, Associate at RSA, Leading Tax and Corporate Advisory Firm assisting Companies, Multinational Groups and Institutions in Asian Region and Far East, on “Taxation in China”

31 July 2014


Lecture - Mr Sergio Scanu, Senior Associate - Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing Branch, on “E-Commerce, Social Networks and Applications: Smart Technologies and the Protection of Intellectual Property Rights”

30 July 2014


Lecture - Mr Benoit Misonne, Team Leader, Intellectual Property: A Key to Sustainable Competitiveness (IP Key - An EU project implemented and co-financed by OHIM in partnership with the EPO), on “Protection of Copyrights in the Digital Era”

29 July 2014


Lecture - Prof. Paolo Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE) to give a lecture on “Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights and Intangible Cultural Heritage"

28 July 2014


Lecture - Ms Sara Marchetta, Vice-President European Chamber of Commerce in China and Partner Chiomenti Law Firm, Beijing Branch, on “Contract Law of the People’s Republic of China"

25 July 2014


Key Note Speech of Professor Daniel Bell, Professor at Department of Philosophy and  Director of the Center for International and Comparative Political Theory at Tsinghua  University on Political Meritocracy: China and the Limits of Democracy.

21 July 2014


gLAWcal Call for Research Associate Grant - Energy Investments, Environmental Protection and Climate Change - 17 July 2014 - 15 April 2015 - Application Deadline 15 July 2014

15 July 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter - Issue no. 5, 2014 has been released. Focus on UK Air Pollution; UK Environmental Policy; A Worldwide Overview on Shale Gas

June 2014


Publication - Farah, Tremolada, “Diritti di proprietà intellettuale, diritti umani e patrimonio culturale immateriale (Intellectual Property Rights, Human Rights and Intangible Cultural Heritage)", RIVISTA DI DIRITTO INDUSTRIALE (Journal of Intellectual Property Law), Issue 2, Part I,  June 2014, ISSN: 0035-614X, Giuffre, pp. 21-47

June 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “New Offshore Natural Gas Resources in the Levantine: a Legal, Geopolitical and Economic Perspective in the Light of the Constantly Changing Energy Relations Among Europe, China and Russia”, Paper presented at the Conference “Stormy Waters, Bright Horizons? China and Europe’s Changing Roles in the West Asia / Northern Africa Region” organized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.), Torino World Affairs Institute (Turin, Italy) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy and Turkey, held at University of Turin, Turin, Italy

27-28 June 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “Eurasian Economic Community and the WTO” at the European Society of International Law (ESIL) International Legal Theory Interest Group’s Conference “The Approaches of Liberal and Illiberal Governments to International Law. A Conference Marking 25 Years from the Collapse of Communist Regimes in Central and Eastern Europe”, University of Tartu, Estonia

12-13 June 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter N. 4, 2014 has been released. Focus on Healthcare, Social Security and Social Insurance in China. Healthcare in Asia.

May 2014


Paper Presentation - Paolo Farah, “La globalisation de l’économie, les marchés financiers et les besoins humains fondamentaux” (The Globalisation of the Economy, the Financial Markets and the Fundamental Human Needs) at the Conference “Les Besoins Humains Fondamentaux, l’Ethique et le Droit des Affaires” (The Fundamental Human Needs, the Ethics and the Business Law), organized in collaboration among Bocconi University in Milan, Université Senghor de la Francophonie, French Embassy in Italy, French Institute, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy

26 May 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter N. 3, 2014 has been released. Focus on Climate Change and Renewable Energy

April 2014


Publication - Farah, Tremolada, “Desirability of Commodification of Intangible Cultural Heritage: The Unsatisfying Role of IPRs, in TRANSNATIONAL DISPUTE MANAGEMENT, Special Issues “The New Frontiers of Cultural Law: Intangible Heritage Disputes”, Volume 11, Issue 2, March 2014, ISSN 1875-4120

March 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter N. 2, 2014 has been released. Focus on Indigenous communities. Folklore’s support. The safeguarding of cultural property in times of war and peace

March 2014


Newsletter - gLAWcal Newsletter N. 1, 2014 has been released.  Focus on China’s climate challenges. Fracking in UK. Environmental hazards perception

February 2014


Publication - Paolo Farah, Riccardo Tremolada: Shale Gas in China: A Comparison With Unconventional Fuel Development in the United States: Health, Water and Environmental Risks” FEEM Working Paper No. 95.2013

December 2013


Publication - Paolo Farah, “Le misure antidumping dell’Unione europea alla luce del Regolamento n. 182/2011 (The Antidumping Measures of the European Union in the light of the EU Regulation 182/2011), RIVISTA DI DIRITTO DEL COMMERCIO INTERNAZIONALE (Journal of International Trade Law), 3/2013, ISSN: 1593-2605, Giuffre, pp. 865-883.

October 2013


Publication - Farah, Cima "L'Energia nel Contesto degli Accordi dell'OMC: Sovvenzioni per le Energie Rinnovabili e Pratiche OPEC di Controllo dei Prezzi"

September 2013. 


Publication - Farah, Cima "Energy Trade and the WTO: Implications for Renewable Energy and the OPEC Cartel"

September 2013