Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct)

EnAct is a research project that explores how human rights and investment law can enhance states’ climate change mitigation ambition and implementation.
















  1.  EnAct kick-off workshop
    Tuesday, 24th August 2021, 15:00 – 16:45 CEST 

  2. Lunch Seminar with Alessandro Monti, Climate Provisions in BITs and FTAs
    15th November 2021, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Centre for International Law and Governance

  3. Lunch Seminar with Linnéa Nordlander, Litigating climate change: the potential of Sámi human rights claims,
    20th January 2022, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Centre for International Law and Governance

  4. EnAct roundtable “Climate Action beyond the Climate Change Regime: The Role of Human Rights and Investment Law”
    Monday, 7th of February 2022,  9:00-10:30 (EST) / 15:00-16:30 (CET)
    Hosted by Guarini Center on Environment, Energy & Land Use Law at New York University and Columbia Center of Sustainable Investment 





Podcast episodes – The Climate Show:

All Episodes accessible on: Spreaker, Spotify, Google play and Apple


      • Linnéa Nordlander, Norwegian National Human Rights Institution, 16 June 2022, Presentation title: International human rights law as a catalyst for climate action.
      • Linnéa Nordlander, University of Copenhagen, 1 June 2022, Presentation title: Litigating climate change in the Arctic: the potential of Sámi human rights claims.
      • Alessandro Monti, University of Copenhagen, 1 June 2022, Presentation title: Legal Innovation in BITs and FTAs: Assessing the Potential for Climate Action
      • Alessandro Monti, University of Graz, 27 May 2022, Presentation title: From Brown to Green Investments: Rethinking International Investment Law for Climate Action
      • Alessandro Monti and Linnéa Nordlander, British Institute of International and Comparative Law and University of Hasselt, 19 February 2022, Presenter: Climate Change Litigation in Europe: Comparative & Sectoral Perspectives and the Way Forward. Presentation title: Human rights in climate-related investment arbitration: Enhancing regulatory space for climate action?
      • Alessandro Monti, University of Copenhagen, Department of Economics, Research Group on the Economics of Climate Change 29 November 2021, Invited expert: International Economic Law and Climate Change
      • Linnéa Nordlander, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen and Human Rights Watch, 19 November 2021: The Role of Human Rights in Phasing Out Fossil Fuels. Presentation title: Standard setting and human rights for mitigation commitments.
      • Beatriz Martinez Romera, Linnéa Nordlander, and Alessandro Monti, International Union for Conservation of Nature: Academy of Environmental Law, 30 June 2021, Presentation title: Climate Action beyond the International Climate Regime.
      • Linnéa Nordlander, Hertie School: Centre for Fundamental Rights (main organizer) Workshop: International Human Rights Courts and Bodies at the Edge of the Climate Tipping Point, 10 June 2021, Presentation title Climate change loss and damage in the Arctic: the potential of human rights litigation to fill the remedial void.








    EnAct starts running in April 2021 and is supported by a Scientific Advisory Board made up of renowned Danish and international experts from academia (Brown University, Leiden University, University of Oslo, University of Stirling, University of Eastern Finland, University of InnsbruckUniversity of Dundee and New York University) and legal practice (Horten and Kromann Reumert).




        • TLHE project (AA 2021 - 2022)
          • Project title: Planning and running a project-based intensive course: Human Rights and Economic Law for the Green Transition
          • Project Description: The project concerns the development and running of a new 7.5 ECTS MA/LLM-level intensive course, ‘Human Rights and Economic Law for the Green Transition’. The course runs over ten days, with four hours of teaching per day. The project aims to advance the understanding of how an intensive programme affects student perception of learning, as well as their motivation. In doing so, it addresses the following research question: How does an intensive course influence students’ perceived learning and motivation? In order to answer this question, the project is structured as a cycle of activities that cut across the entire course process: before (course design), during (implementation of course design and surveys), and after (internal evaluation meeting and iterative process). The cycle is repeated as long as the course is offered. The implementation phase involves three surveys, administered at the start, middle, and end of the course, in order to assess student’s perceived learning and motivation as compared to non-intensive settings. The results of the three surveys inform an iterative process, through which the course is continuously improved and developed, which is the main aim of the project. In addition, we also aim to generate knowledge about intensive learning in sustainability education, relevant to educators at the Faculty of Law, KU, and elsewhere.







    Internal researchers

    Name Title Image
    Martinez Romera, Beatriz Associate Professor Billede af Martinez Romera, Beatriz
    Monti, Alessandro Assistant Professor Billede af Monti, Alessandro
    Nordlander, Linnéa Assistant Professor Billede af Nordlander, Linnéa
    Rytter, Jens Elo Professor Billede af Rytter, Jens Elo


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    Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct) has received funding from Independent Research Fund Denmark

    Project: Enhancing Climate Action through International Law (EnAct)

    Period: 01-04-2021 - 01-04-2023

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    Beatriz Martinez RomeraPI Associate Professor
    Beatriz Martinez Romera

    South Campus, Building 6A.4.09
    DK 2300 Copenhagen S
    Phone: +45 35 32 31 80