Lunch Seminar with Andreas Hoesli

Climate Change and Corporations – From Greenwashing to Legally Binding Rules

Andreas Hoesli (PhD Fellow at the University of Zurich, Switzerland) is conducting a visiting research stay at the Centre for International Law and Governance (CILG).

As part of his stay at our faculty, Andreas will present his research on “Climate Change and Corporations – From Greenwashing to Legally Binding Rules" over lunch (bring your own) on Thursday 29 October 2020 (12:00 – 13:00) at meeting room 6B-4-04.

The seminar can be followed in zoom through this link.

Andreas' PhD project addresses the recent rise of private climate governance, in particular with respect to corporations' responsibilities. Given that the negotiations at the intergovernmental level (UNFCCC) have arguably reached a stalemate, this research analyses current international “soft law" developments such as the work done by the G20 Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and ultimately dissects pathways to legally binding rules for corporations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.