The European Commission proposes withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty

On 7 July 2023, the European Commission formally proposed a coordinated European Union withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), one of the world’s largest multilateral investment treaties, citing its incompatibility with the EU’s enhanced climate ambitions under the European Green Deal and the Paris Agreement. This comes against the background of long-running – and … Read more

Treaty on maritime biodiversity finalised

On 4 March 2023, the UN Intergovernmental Conference on Marine Biodiversity of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (Conference) reached agreement on the text of a new treaty which seeks to protect the marine environment. The Agreement under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of Marine Biological Diversity of Areas Beyond … Read more


We are pleased to share with you the details of the upcoming 8th EFILA Annual Lecture, taking place in Brussels on Thursday 13 October 2022 (from 15:00 CEST). This year’s EFILA Annual Lecture will focus on ‘ESG Investment Strategy’ and will consist of two parts. Read more

Upcoming Fossil Fuels Trial: Juliana v. United States

In August 2015, the United States, then president Barack Obama, and the heads of numerous federal executive agencies were sued in a civil rights action by a group of 21 young people, non-profit organization Earth Guardians, and Dr. James Hansen as guardian for future generations. The action was filed in federal district court in Oregon, … Read more