Arbitrators, lawyers and institutions need to adapt if they are going to meet the needs of users against the rising tide of climate change disputes, according to speakers and delegates at Paris Arbitration Week.

The usefulness of arbitration as a forum for climate change disputes was under the microscope at last week’s Paris Arbitration Week (PAW2022), which was dominated by discussions about its suitability, or not, as a forum.

Held from 28 March to 1 April, the conference was bigger than ever, with 114 official events, and it was clear from the start that the environment was high on the agenda, with more than 10% of sessions – 12 in total – directly relating to climate change or energy transition, not counting several others that at least tangentially addressed the topic….

Read the full article published online by CDR, on 6 April 2022 .