In Article 7, paragraph 1, on Technology transfer and development, some Parties have introduced a reference to “responding to gender sensitive needs”. What does this addition mean, and what are its potential implications and advantages? Advice: Gender issues have been increasingly recognised as an integral part of the international community’s …

Query: Could you draft different text options for declarations and reservations that would allow developing country parties to sign, ratify or accept a new 2015 climate treaty without giving up rights under the UNFCCC and general international law? Advice:
 (1) Declarations and reservations There are important differences between declarations and …

Could you provide a broad overview of the constitutional structure governing the President’s ability to enter into and execute international agreements?  Could you then examine the proposed core elements of the new climate treaty/agreement/protocol – mitigation, adaptation, finance, technology development and transfer, and capacity-building …

Informe: BP 5/14 Autores: Linda Siegele y Christoph Schwarte Este nuevo documento informativo ilustra las herramientas legales básicas y técnicas disponibles para la comunidad internacional para fortalecer la igualdad de género a través de un nuevo acuerdo. Escrito por Linda Siegele y el Director de la LRI, Christoph Schwarte, el informe esboza …

1. Taking into account the recent WTO decision on China’s export tariff on several kinds of high carbon and high polluting materials, are export duties on carbon intensive goods illegal under the WTO regime? 2. Can the exceptions under Article XX GATT – normally granted on import restrictions for specific environmental purposes – be applied …