Debevoise Partner David W. Rivkin Served as Judge for Stockholm Treaty Lab Climate Change Innovation Competition

13 December 2018

The Stockholm Treaty Lab (The Treaty Lab) was an international competition that brought together innovators in international law, climate change policy and economics to craft model treaties aimed at curbing climate change and facilitating and protecting green investments. Debevoise & Plimpton partner David W. Rivkin sat as judge for The Treaty Lab and recently commented on the innovations promoted by the Treaty Lab process.

In a video produced by Wolters Kluwer, Mr. Rivkin discusses his involvement in the project and its significance, commending the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce on its successful creation of The Treaty Lab.

“The current system of bilateral and multilateral investment treaties has done an excellent job of promoting and protecting investments made across sectors and the world,” said Mr. Rivkin. “The Stockholm Treaty Lab was designed to build on that system by developing ideas about how that system could particularly promote green and sustainable investments to meet the goals of The Paris Agreement.”

Mr. Rivkin noted that the recommended entries were undoubtedly worthy of the global community’s and government’s consideration and commended the teams’ ingenuity. “It was very rewarding being a member of the jury for The Stockholm Treaty Lab,” he concluded.

To view the video, click here.

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