Climate Principles for Enterprises & Commentary Zpt8n

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Oslo Principles & Commentary Zpt8n

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Videos & Presentations

Presentation at the UNPRI

Click here to view a video (audio & slides) of a presentation delivered to investor signatories to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, at which Brian Preston, Philip Sutherland, Jaap Spier and Daniel Witte of the Expert Group as well as David Pitt-Watson (former Chair, UNEP Finance Initiative) and Nathan Fabian (Director of Policy & Research, PRI) spoke. The event was held on January 24th, 2018.

Climate litigation: the heat is on!

On July 3rd, 2018, Jaap Spier presented on the Climate Principles for Enterprises at a seminar on climate litigation at the Allen & Overy office in Amsterdam. Click here for more information on this seminar. Access to the online webinar and the presentation slides is available upon request. Click here to get an access link, by sending an email stating your name and affiliation.



Jaap Spier, Shining the light on climate liability risk, UN Principles for Responsible Investment, 21 June 2018, https://www.unpri.org/climate-change/shining-the-light-on-climate-liability-risk/3328.article.

Jaap Spier, Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises: an attempt to give teeth to the universally adopted view that we must keep global warming below an increase of two degrees Celsius, Uniform Law Review, uny010, 26 April 2018, https://doi.org/10.1093/ulr/uny010.

Jaap Spier, De Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises: een zoektocht naar concrete verplichtingen van bedrijven en beleggers, Milieu & Recht, 21 February 2018, p. 105 ff, https://www.navigator.nl/document/idb2cc4307ac624026a12696e3541c9321/milieu-recht-de-principles-on-climate-obligations-of-enterprises-een-zoektocht-naar-concrete-verplichtingen-van-bedrijven-en-beleggers

Lisa Benjamin, An industry sea change for enterprises and investors on climate change? Global Policy, 9 February 2018, https://www.geg.ox.ac.uk/industry-sea-change-enterprises-and-investors-climate-change

Principles on Climate Obligations of Enterprises: Guest Blog, blog entry at the Climate Law Blog of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia University, 23 January 2018, http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2018/01/23/principles-on-climate-obligations-of-enterprises-guest-blog/

Philip Sutherland, Obligations to Reduce Emissions: From the Oslo Principles to Enterprises, JETL 2017 p. 177 ff, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/321206374_Obligations_to_Reduce_Emissions_From_the_Oslo_Principles_to_Enterprises

Jaap Spier, The Oslo Principles and the Enterprises Principles: Legal Strategies to Come to Grips with Climate Change, , JETL 2017 p. 218 ff, https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jetl.2017.8.issue-2/jetl-2017-0007/jetl-2017-0007.xml