Agencies appear to have neither the expertise nor the knowledge necessary to evaluate the risks of offshore methane hydrate extraction.
Do companies have a duty to respect and protect the right to water?
How important is the regulation of resource exploitation for the environment in the Caspian Sea?
Should blockchain become the basic tenet of governance?
Climatic change presents a health and economic threat and must be discussed comprehensively, in order to make sure the environment is preserved for future generations.
Estonia shows us the potential of using blockchain technologies to create efficient administrative practices.
The harsh reality is that the world will never truly be at peace all the time, but that doesn't mean it shouldn't strive for it.
Not only States have to ensure that socio-economic rights are available to people; companies must also ensure that they respect and, above all, do not violate socio-economic rights.
China is home to an abundance of natural resources, but, unfortunately, most of their energy comes from non-renewable energy sources.
International trade plays an important role in development, new approaches and technologies will make it more efficient and solve some of its problems.
After more than 20 years of negotiations, the riparian states have recently agreed on the classification and division of the Caspian Sea.
The last decades have revealed that the price of our development came at the expense of the planet.
Sometimes these disputes are handled easily and swiftly. However, some disputes can span for decades upon decades.
Can blockchain technology shape an energy system transformation that will benefit developing countries?
Chinese policies seem unprepared to address the risks that could emerge from pioneering offshore extractions and the numerous uncertainties surrounding them.
Are we taking our access to energy for granted?
Legislation in China has been too short-sighted in the past, but efforts like the Coal Law and the Electrical Act as a step in the right direction.
When so much money is being spent on energy sources, it is rather difficult to invest in renewables and other energy sources that might lead to independence.
The Caspian Sea Convention represents multilateralism at its best
Development must be social, inclusive, and equitable, while protecting the environment.
China has to do everything in their power to get the resources necessary to keep the country running.
If we understand the vital importance of natural resources for development, then they become of the focus of sustainable development.
As globalization and the modernization induced by advancements in technology have grown exponentially since the start of the century, a revolution of understanding about the relationship between governments and citizens has emerged.
In order to solve the information asymmetry issue that would bar victims from receiving compensation, a regulatory body supervising the methane hydrates extraction process must be established.
China has a bad reputation that they are trying to get themselves out of. Over the last few decades, the country of China has made some impressive leaps forward, yet problems remain.
Even though they have regularly been considered secondary in front of political rights, socio-economic rights are arguably as relevant as political rights.
"National Champions" are large companies that should be promoting the interests of a state or political group.
Technology transfer plays an essential role in the fight against climate change and it important to involve developing countries more in the negotiations.
Social phenomena are rarely, if ever, absolutely positive or absolutely negative. The same is true for social actors and their activities.
Energy is incredibly important to the world, to individuals, and to moving forward as a collective society. Without energy, and the advancements in the energy sector that we have had over the years, the world would be a much different place.
To make justice to the past, and help protect its own future, developed countries should make an extra effort to cooperate and collaborate with developing nations to establish an international framework focused on environmental protection and global equitable sustainable development.
Although the intrinsic need for a fixed infrastructure in order to facilitate the actual trade of electricity could be an immense undertaking, its weight must be pitted against the potential positive impacts such infrastructure and subsequent trade could have for the environment as a whole.
The increase globalization has led some citizens, who view globalization as a threat to their way of life, to criticize their government and lose faith in its ability to regulate change.
The impact, possibilities, and risks of information and communication technologies in current global governance.
There needs to be an assurance that adequate and reliable energy sources are there.
To fix a global issues one can start in one country, but it takes much more to make an impact.
Every day, there are court cases. Every day judges make decisions, whether that be based on fact, based on prior rulings, or something else that leans a judge a certain way. Sometimes instances happen where there is an issue or an incident between two different jurisdictions.
The Caspian Sea was particularly controversial because of its legally unclear situation. It was therefore imperative to clarify the legal framework of the water body.
China might be a developing country, and a country that is somewhat vulnerable to climate change, but they are doing everything in their power, and then some, to protect their future.
We live in a world shaped by man, where the earth has become too narrow in our hands and many of the things we do have a global impact. The impetus for this evolution is the growing demand for energy, a field so momentous that it is difficult to regulate (both locally and globally) and is difficult to deal with without being narrow-sighted.
Comprehensive implementation often fails because of differences in interpretation of what is the minimum level of socio-economic rights
Should the solidarity found in climate change now help to fight poverty?
A large issue many countries face today is how to grant access to justice in terms of socio- economic rights.
Access to clean water is therefore one of the most important rights for human beings.
Professor Di Turi on globalization and the interplay between social rights and international trade law.
As noted by Claudio Di Turi, in his chapter Economic Globalization and Social Rights: The Role of the International Labor Organization and the WTO: “With the creation of the ILO, a United Nations (UN) specialized agency (Article 57 of the Charter), in 1919, the international community attempted to establish a “social dimension of international trade,” in which trade could be reconciled with labor.” Indeed, as noted by the author, the ILO constitutes one of the many institutions that are currently balancing globalization with Non-Trade Concerns (NTCs), in this case concerning labor rights. This concept is gaining more importance as workers in third world countries are starting to ask for the opportunity to have a decent work that guarantees the well-being of the worker and his family.