This article discusses the recent companion Issue Notes released by the UNCTAD on ISDS system, its impact on climate change, investment treaties and climate legislation, and offer some key takeaways for investors and states to be aware of.
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In an article for Law360, Counsel Richard Williams discusses sustainability linked finance in aircraft finance and the impact it may have on lessors and financiers reaching net zero sooner.
A recent landmark UNHRC decision in favour of eight Torres Strait islanders found that Australia had breached their human rights by failing to mitigate the adverse effects of climate change.