This Friday I will be taking part in the ‘Workshop on Chinese Ecological Civilization and Western Concepts’, to be held at the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences – CRAES, in Beijing. I will be making a presentation on ‘the role of citizens in an ecological civilization’. You can access the full agenda here.
I am delighted to announce that I have been appointed Member of the Scientific Committee of gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development. gLAWcal is an independent non-profit research organization (think tank) that aims at providing a new focus on issues related to economic law, globalization and development, namely the relationship between international economy and trade, with special attention to a number of non-trade-related values and concerns.
Through research and policy analysis, gLAWcal sheds a new light on issues such as good governance, human rights, right to water, rights to food, social, economic and cultural rights, labour rights, access to knowledge, public health, social welfare, consumer interests and animal welfare, climate change, energy, environmental protection and sustainable development, product safety, food safety and security.
I am pleased to announce that I have been designated as Research Fellow by the Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei (IUSE). Over the next four weeks, I will be in Beijing conducting research on ‘Environmental Policymaking and Behaviour Change in China’ in the framework of the POREEN Project – Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental industries.
My article ‘Commercial arbitration in the Portuguese-speaking world: opportunities and challenges’ has just been published in the Young Arbitration Review (edition 14, pages 30-33). YAR is the first under 40 Portuguese International Arbitration Review, written in English, by lawyers from several jurisdictions and spread worldwide.