Call for Papers for the Journal of World Investment & Trade

28 April 2021

Special issue co-edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri, Stephan Schill and Sandrine Maljean-Dubois

Theme: International Investment Law and Climate Change

Deadline for submission: 15 June 2021

Climate change is one of the greatest social, political, and economic challenges of our times. Whatever the policy measures to face it – encouraging green investments and/or limiting CO2 emissions from traditional economic activity –, they will introduce significant changes in the regulatory environment of all economic sectors. On the one hand, such measures will change and upset the legal frameworks that have so far existed for the brown economy’s operation. On the other hand, new policy frameworks will be created for channelling investments into the green economy, providing incentives and legal stability for green investors, which may later call for reregulation. Both types of regulatory measures call for an assessment of how States’ commitments for the protection of foreign investors and their investments under international investment agreements (IIAs) interact with the goals and instruments of climate change.

Questions concerning the interaction between international investment law and climate change is what The Journal of World Investment & Trade attempts to cover in a forthcoming Special Issue co-edited by Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law), Stephan Schill (University of Amsterdam) and Sandrine Maljean-Dubois (Aix-Marseille University).

Authors interested in contributing an article to this Special Issue should submit extended abstracts of no more than 500 words along with brief biographical information (at 300 words maximum) by 15 June 2021. These proposals should be sent by email to the Journal of World Investment & Trade ( Authors of accepted papers will be invited to join a digital workshop on 18-19 November 2021 where all participants can exchange comments on more complete drafts of around 4,000-5,000 words. The deadline for final drafts (8,000-10,000 words) will be at the end of February 2022.

Call 4 Papers