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Guest Lecture by Dr. Ruohong Chen: 'Addressing Climate Change: WTO Rules on Environmental Standards'

Wanneer:do 11-06-2015 om 13:30
Waar:Harmony Building, room 1313.0309

On Thursday 11 June Dr. Ruohong Chen will give a guest lecture on: 'Addressing Climate Change: WTO Rules on Environmental Standards'. Dr. Chen is a visiting research scholar at the University of Groningen.

Market-based instruments such as emissions trading systems put a price on carbon emissions to address climate change. Increasing production costs have led to fears of carbon leakage and generated increased interest in WTO law, in particular in the area of border tax adjustments and subsidies. One area scarcely noticed thus far regards government and private standard setting that may obstruct trade while enabling jurisdictions with an ETS to take effective climate change protection measures. This research explores the legal risks and regulatory opportunities of standard setting under WTO law.

NB: this lecture follows the bi-monthly China Research Network Lunch

Dr. Ruohong Chen

Dr. Ruohong Chen. is a visiting research scholar at Law School, the University of Groningen. Before coming to Groningen she has been working as Associate Professor of Law at Beijing Foreign Studies University(BFSU) in China. She was awarded Ph.D degree in June 2007 from University of International Business and Economics(UIBE) for her research on legal framework for international tax competition. She has participated in various research projects focusing on China competition law as well as interaction between regulation and international trade law. She has been invited to teach or give lecture in Italy, Brazil, Austria, Germany, Poland,etc. She published in academic journals such as the International Forum and has been participating in conferences worldwide.