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The Swiss Federal Office of Energy aims to involve the Social Sciences and Humanities more intensively in research activities

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy aims to involve the Social Sciences and Humanities more intensively in research activities

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy aims to involve the Social Sciences and Humanities more intensively in research activities In order to achieve Switzerland’s energy and climate targets in 2050, both technical/scientific research and social/humanistic research are crucial. Many technologies for achieving these targets are already available today, but for a variety of reasons are either not yet or only partially used. Research in the Social Sciences and Humanities can provide important insights into these reasons and thus makes decisive contributions to achieving the targets.

Therefore, the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE), with its various funding programmes, aims to involve the Social Sciences and Humanities more intensively in research activities in the energy sector and is organizing several events together with the Swiss Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences (SAHS/SAGW). Inhalt     25 June: Webinar on Energy and Climate Policy: Contribution of the Social Sciences and Humanities     2 July: Workshop on energy research in the field of mobility     Background information
25 June: Webinar on Energy and Climate Policy: Contribution of the Social Sciences and Humanities Together with the SFOE, the SAGW is organizing a webinar on 25 June, 2021, 10:00–11:00 am, on the federal government’s energy and climate targets with a focus on the buildings and mobility sectors. Apart from presenting an overview of the challenges, the focus will be on the inclusion of the Social Sciences and Humanities in order to attain the energy and climate targets. Subsequently, the SFOE’s funding instruments will be presented.
 
Agenda of the webinar
05′ Welcome (Dr. Markus Zürcher, SAGW)15′ Challenges in achieving the energy and climate targets (Dr. Luca Castiglioni, SFOE)10′ Significance of the Social Sciences and Humanities for the energy and climate strategy (Prof. Michael Stauffacher, ETHZ)10′ Experience report (Prof. Isabelle Stadelmann, University of Berne)10′ Presentation of SFOE funding instruments (Dr. Andreas Haselbacher, SFOE)05′ Examples of SFOE research projects (Dr. Wolfgang Elsenbast, SFOE) 10′ Q&AConclusion and next events (Dr. Markus Zürcher, SAGW)Registration: The webinar is free. Registration is required before 23 June via e-mail: marie.steck@sagw.ch (name, first name, institution). You will receive the link shortly before the webinar. Language: English 2 July: Workshop on energy research in the field of mobility On 2 July, 2021, 9:00–12:00 am, the SFOE is organizing a workshop in Berne. At this workshop, researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities, together with researchers from the technical and scientific disciplines, will develop research questions and project ideas on the subject of mobility.
 
To this end, four dedicated working groups will be formed. Each working group consists of four researchers from the Social Sciences and Humanities and two researchers from the technical and natural science disciplines. The SFOE is especially interested in researchers from the fields of communication, media, politics, law, economics, sociology, and social psychology who intend to expand their research activities in the energy field. The 16 spots for the Social Sciences and Humanities researchers and 8 spots for researchers from the technical and scientific disciplines will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. SFOE is responsible for assigning the participants to the groups.

The four working groups will develop proposals that are intended to help the SFOE better align future calls for proposals with the Social Sciences and Humanities and to strengthen their interaction with technical and scientific disciplines.
 
Tentative schedule of the workshop
09:00–09:10: Welcome, workshop information and goals (SFOE) 09:10–09:50: Key notes: Challenges of the Swiss transport sector, mobility behaviour (tbd)09:50–10:50: Discussion groups10:50–11:00: Break11:00–11:30: Plenary discussion11:30–11:40: Wrap-up & outlook (SFOE)Registration for the workshop: The time stamp of your registration on Survey Monkey is decisive. The same form on Survey Monkey also offers the possibility to subscribe to the newsletter, which will regularly inform you about calls for proposals from the SFOE. Language: English    Register for the workshop Background information Many technologies are available to achieve Switzerland’s net zero targets, yet they have to be implemented.

In May 2021, the International Energy Agency (IEA) published the report «Net-Zero by 2050: A roadmap for the global energy sector». The report lists(1) energy efficiency,(2) behavioural changes,(3) electrification,(4) renewable energy,(5) hydrogen and(6) hydrogen-based fuels,(7) bioenergy and (8) CCUS as the most important pillars for the decarbonisation of the global energy system (in that order).

Furthermore, the report concludes that most of the global CO2 reductions by 2030 can be achieved with technologies that are already available today. In 2050, however, almost half of the reductions will come from technologies that are currently only being tested in demonstration projects or are available as prototypes. In order to achieve the reduction goals, not only are further technical innovations needed, but existing technologies must be widely adopted and used also. This requires that many social issues, such as questions of acceptance to legal issues or ethical questions are addressed.

The Federal Energy Research Commission recommends strong cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities.
 
Every four years, the Federal Energy Research Commission (CORE) prepares the federal energy research masterplan. In the current «Federal Energy Research Masterplan for the period from 2021 to 2024», the interdisciplinary development of new, technically feasible and socially accepted energy technologies is seen as the most important goal. The increasing importance of cross-sectional technologies urgently calls for a strong cooperation between the technical disciplines and the Social Sciences and Humanities.

Workshop on the new ILA International Migration and International Law Committee on 9 June 2021 between 2-4pm (London time) on Zoom

Workshop on the new ILA International Migration and International Law Committee on 9 June 2021 between 2-4pm (London time) on Zoom

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The meeting details are as follows :

Sancin, Vasilka is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: ILA International Migration and International Law Committee
Time: Jun 9, 2021 03:00 PM Budapest

Join Zoom Meeting
https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/99425183377
 
Meeting ID: 994 2518 3377

ILA 150th Anniversary Conference – Website Live!

ILA 150th Anniversary Conference – Website Live!

As some of you are aware, the ILA will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023.

The French Branch is organising an exciting series of events to mark the occasion and wishes to inform you that the ILA2023 website is now live!

Please see http://www.ilaparis2023.org/ for all current information on the preparation for the events for 2023. The site will be updated on a regular basis.

If you would like to become involved or the support the event, please contact the French Branch using the contact form on the website.

New ILA Committee on ILA International Migration and International Law – get involved !

New ILA Committee on ILA International Migration and International Law – get involved !

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You are invited to attend a workshop on the new ILA International Migration and International Law Committee on 9 June 2021 between 2-4pm (London time) on Zoom. The aim of the workshop is to start work in order to be able to present a preliminary report at the Lisbon conference in 2022.

The meeting details are as follows :

Sancin, Vasilka is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
 
Topic: ILA International Migration and International Law Committee
Time: Jun 9, 2021 03:00 PM Budapest
 
Join Zoom Meeting
https://uni-lj-si.zoom.us/j/99425183377

 
Meeting ID: 994 2518 3377
 
The Committee Chairs are especially keen that Branches share the meeting details with any member/alternate member that they intend to nominate to join the Committee in November.

The Committee would also like to establish a broader network of the Friends of the Committee (e.g. practitioners) who will be supporting the Committee with their insights as work progresses.

Kindly confirm your attendance/representation.

Should you not yet be a member of the ILA get in touch with your national branch.

On May 19-20, 2021, ILA-Canada will host its second biennial conference, online: “International Arbitration: Charting the Path Ahead”

On May 19-20, 2021, ILA-Canada will host its second biennial conference, online: “International Arbitration: Charting the Path Ahead”

On May 19-20, 2021, ILA-Canada will host its second biennial conference, online. The topic is “International Arbitration: Charting the Path Ahead.” Program and registration are here.

Call for legal essays entitled: “2030: A New Horizon for International Economic Law?” (Global Jurist Award)

Call for legal essays entitled: “2030: A New Horizon for International Economic Law?” (Global Jurist Award)

The Law Schools of the Universidad Externado and the Universidad de Zaragoza and the Latin American Network of International Economic Law have announced the second edition of the Global Jurist Award. The award is a call for legal essays entitled: “2030: A New Horizon for International Economic Law?”

The call is here (English/Español).

You can still join the free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on international standards of freedom of expression !

You can still join the free MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on international standards of freedom of expression !

The Bonavero Institute and UNESCO are delighted to announce a joint MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on international standards of freedom of expression. The MOOC will cover regional and international human rights law safeguards for freedom of expression, including press freedom, access to public information, safety of journalists and challenges created by the digital world. The course is free and open to legal professionals from all justice systems with an interest in human rights.

More: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/centres-institutes/bonavero-institute-human-rights/bonavero-institute-unesco-joint-mooc-freedom

Join us for a webinar with Belen Olmos Giupponi (Kingston University , London) on “COVID19: Challenges and Opportunities for International Trade Law”

Join us for a webinar with Belen Olmos Giupponi (Kingston University , London) on “COVID19: Challenges and Opportunities for International Trade Law”

Are you puzzled why countries talk about the WTO and the TRIPs Agreement when they want to limit patent protection for vaccines? Do you find it awkward that international trade rules seem to allow for export nationalism and restrictions regarding important inputs into the global value chains related to the fight against COVID19? Join us for this webinar by Dr Belen Olmos Giupponi (in English).

Wednesday 19 May 2021 (15h15 – 16h45) – Internef – on-line

Conférencier(s)/animateur(s):  Belen Olmos Giupponi Kingston University, London (UK)

Dr Belen Olmos Giupponi is an Associate Professor in Law and Head of Law at Kingston University, London (UK). More…

Zoom meeting invitation – COVID19: Challenges and Opportunities for International Trade Law (Webinar)


Time: 19 May 2021 03:15 PM Amsterdam, Berlin, Rom, Stockholm, Wien

Zoom-Meeting: https://unil.zoom.us/j/97054727668

Meeting-ID: 970 5472 7668

Published from 8 May 2021 to 19 May 2021
Andreas R Ziegler, DIP, Ecole de droit

Details: https://agenda.unil.ch/display/1620488000675

Global free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for judicial actors, to promote international and regional standards on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists

Global free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for judicial actors, to promote international and regional standards on freedom of expression and the safety of journalists

This free, five-week online course will run from the weeks of the 10 May until the 07 June 2021with the possibility of completing the course until the 30 June 2021.

The 5 modules will cover:

  1. The General Principles and Scope of Freedom of Expression;
  2. Limitations on Freedom of Expression;
  3. The Right of Access to Information;
  4. The Safety of Journalists;
  5. Challenges created by the Digital World.

The course will be led by experts in the field of human rights and freedom of expression, and will include high-level guest speakers such as UN Special Rapporteurs, judges from regional human rights courts, prosecutors, and human rights lawyers.

At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be issued for participants who have completed the modules.

*Please note that registrations will be confirmed by the organizers, and that you will receive an email prior to the start of the MOOC to create your account and access the course.

  • More information on the MOOC can be found here.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact Namara Burki (n.burki@unesco.org) from UNESCO or Stefan Theil (stefan.theil@law.ox.ac.uk)  from the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights.

We look forward to welcoming you to this global MOOC, and remain at your disposal for any additional information.

Sincerely,

The organizers

Webinar: Vaccine Equity and International Economic Law ( by Zoom on Monday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT)

Webinar: Vaccine Equity and International Economic Law ( by Zoom on Monday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT)

The equitable distribution of vaccines and other medical supplies is among the most pressing challenges facing the international community today. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted severe inequality of access to medical services, both among and within countries, and unequal access to lifesaving vaccines is only the latest example. Indeed, experts estimate that, absent significant policy changes, lower-income countries may not be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 until 2024. Governments and experts today are urgently debating what policy changes are required, including the role of international trade and intellectual property law in facilitating or hindering a more equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.  These debates include proposals to waive patent protection for vaccines, to pressure drug companies to voluntarily share knowledge and technology with developing countries, and to issue compulsory licenses to enable the manufacture of generics. 

This panel, hosted by the ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group and the World Bank, will address the latest developments in these fast-moving debates, and chart potential paths forward.  Our speakers are:

– Kholofelo Kugler, Counsel, Advisory Centre on WTO Law
– Dalindyebo Shabalala, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Dayton School of Law
– Madhavi Sunder, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs, Georgetown Law
– J. Benton Heath (Moderator), Assistant Professor of Law, Temple University Beasley School of Law

The event will be held by Zoom on Monday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Each speaker will attend and speak in their personal capacity, and the views expressed are not meant to reflect those of ASIL, the Bank, or any other organization.

To register, please complete the registration form at https://miami.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mBSkWfKsSFW7Ez8ldo36xQ. The Zoom link will be sent to all registered participants.

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