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16 novembre 2018

The Role of Litigation on Norm Transformation: Human Rights and Environmental Protection

Given the rising significance of courts in global politics, and the mounting number of environmental cases before human rights courts, Defne Gonenc has focused her PhD thesis in International Relations/Political Science on how litigation contributes to norm transformation in human rights approaches to environmental protection. She gives us more information on her research, which she was able to carry...
06 novembre 2018

Innovating for the Future of Energy

Addressing both the challenge of climate change and the growing energy needs of the world will only be possible if we can achieve a breakthrough in clean technologies so as to deliver safe, clean and sustainable...

25 octobre 2018

NRP73 "Financing investments in clean technologies" first partners...

The first Partners' meeting of the project "Financing investments in clean technologies" co-led by Joëlle Noailly (CIES) and Gaétan de Rassenfosse (EPFL) will took place on Tuesday 16 October at the Villa...

19 octobre 2018

The Resource Curse and International Law

In her recently defended PhD thesis, Lys Kulamadayil explores different ways in which international law matters to economic and human development and the distribution of power and wealth in resource-wealthy...

09 octobre 2018

CIES faculty members at the Pierre du Bois annual conference...

At the Pierre du Bois annual conference 2018, during the panel 5 on “Contemporary Environmental Concerns and the Cold War”, Katja Doose (University of Birmingham/CIES Visiting fellow) presented on the...

08 octobre 2018

New SNF project awarded to Prof. Liliana Andonova

Prof. Liliana Andonova, Co-Director of the Centre for International Environment Studies (CIES), has been successfully awarded a research grant of CHF 862’453.- by the Swiss National Science Foundation....

27 juillet 2018

Organising the Anthropocene

In his new book (Brill, July 2018), Jorge E. Viñuales explores the legal dimensions of the new geological epoch called the Anthropocene, in which humans are the defining force. More details follow in this...