The EULawSD module will organize a yearly series of webinars to complement teaching activities, engage with practitioners, and foster outreach to and debate with the general public.
Webinars will be set up through YouTube Live and will be uploaded to both the website and SDSN channels for permanent use. 1-hour webinars will be set up during the duration of the course, and additional webinars will be arranged during the other months of each year to continue the discussion with students and other stakeholders. The webinars’ outputs will also provide the basis for further dissemination activities (e.g. blog posts, policy papers) to be undertaken by the teaching staff.
The topics of the webinars will be calibrated according to the themes touched upon during the course, but will also build upon them to analyse case studies and recent developments in the larger context of international and EU law on SD. Invitees will include experts on EU law and sustainable development, policy-makers and practitioners, relying upon the networks of the teaching staff as well as on the opportunities arising from the collaboration with SDSN.
To join the webinars on EULawSD’s YouTube Channel, click here.
EULawSD Webinar Series 2018
9 May 2018, 3.00PM – 4.00PM CEST
Laurens Ankersmit (EU Trade and Environmental Lawyer, ClientEarth), Current State of the Trade & Environment Debate in EU Law
Dr. Laurens Ankersmit joined ClientEarth in Spring 2015 as EU Trade and Environmental Lawyer. He has previously worked as a lawyer for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for Clifford Chance Brussels. He also worked as a researcher and lecturer at VU University Amsterdam.
Dr. Ankersmit studied law and international relations at the University of Groningen and at the College of Europe. He holds a Ph.D. in EU law from VU University, Amsterdam, writing his dissertation on fair and sustainable trade within the EU internal market. He currently also teaches EU international relations law at the Brussels School of International Studies of the University of Kent.
For the slides used in Dr. Ankersmit’s presentation, visit this link.
1 March 2018, 11.30AM – 12.30PM CET
Guido Schmidt-Traub (Executive Director, Sustainable Development Solutions Network), SDG Implementation in an European Context: Current Trends and Scenarios
Dr. Guido Schmidt-Traub is Executive Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, which operates under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement. Guido leads the SDSN’s policy work, including on long-term pathways for sustainable land-use and food systems, financing for development, and the SDG Index and Dashboards. He serves on the Governing Council of Future Earth and other advisory bodies.
Previously, Guido was CEO of Paris-based CDC Climat Asset Management, an investment company regulated by the French financial markets regulator; climate change advisor to the Africa Progress Panel secretariat; and Director and Partner at South Pole Carbon Asset Management in Zurich. He managed the MDG Support Team at UNDP (2006-2008) and served as Policy Advisor and then as Associate Director of the UN Millennium Project in New York, which was tasked with developing an action plan to achieve the Millennium Development Goals and advised countries around the world on their implementation.
Earlier Guido was Partner at IndexIT Scandinavia, a private equity fund for early-stage technology companies, and consultant at McKinsey & Company in Germany. Guido holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Wageningen University & Research, an M.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University (Rhodes Scholar), and a Masters in physical chemistry from the Free University Berlin. He resides in Paris with his family.