POREEN – Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries

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POREEN aims at increasing the availability of interdisciplinary studies providing a comprehensive overview (technical, legal and economic) of Europe-China relations.
The project focuses particularly on the renewable energy and the environmental sectors in order to support the development of a more rapid, sustainable and flexible industry in these fields.

Referente Scientifico presso l’Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei (IUSE):

Prof. Paolo Davide Farah

 

Economic research area

FDI and trade flows in the renewable energies and environmental industries

Engineering research area

Cooperation in the mobility and building sectors

Legal research area

The legal perspective on Europe-China trade and FDI relations
The legal perspective on Europe-China trade and FDI relations

Task 3.1 Oil and gas offshore and renewable energy

The first research activity is carried out through different steps aiming at: collecting of the relevant legal material; identify the international legal instruments involved in the regulation of the topic; analyze the international, European and domestic relevant case-laws. At the end of the research activity, the categorization and storage of the material collected takes place, as well as the dissemination of results obtained.

3.2 Anti-dumping

The second research activity follows the same methodological phases. The first one is related to the collection of the relevant legal material and to the identification of the international legal instruments involved in the regulation of the topic. Then the international, European and domestic relevant case-laws are examined. At the end of the research activity, the categorization and storage of the material collected takes place, as well as the dissemination of results obtained.

3.3 Environmental and labor standards and corporate social responsibility (CSR)

The third research line is focused on environmental and labor standards and CSR. Collection of the relevant legal material is followed by the identification of the international legal instruments involved in the regulation of the topic. Then the international, European and domestic relevant case-laws are examined. The research activity ends with the categorization and storage of the material collected takes place, as well as with the dissemination of results obtained.
3.4 Integration of the results with economic and engineering studies, and definition of policy and legal implications of the findings.

Dissemination events: Conference, Workshops, Lectures, Guest Speaker Series

  1. Meeting and scientific exchange between the staff members of the Department of International Economy and Trade and the staff members of University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, 13th June 2013
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  2. Workshop on “China and the Good Governance of the Markets in the Light of the Economic Development” hosted at Peking University School of Government in the framework of the FP7-PEOPLE-2012- Marie Curie IRSES, POREEN Project “Partnering Opportunities Between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental Industries”, The workshop is organized and lead by University Institute of European Studies (IUSE), Turin, Italy in consortium with Università degli Studi di Macerata, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Toulouse Business School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Beijing Normal University, East China University of Political Science and Law Tsinghua University, University of Ulster, Tongji University, held in Beijing, China on the 23rd July 2013, from 13:30 to 20:30.- Workpackage 4 .
    POREEN WORKSHOP 23rd July 2013 Final | POREEN workshop short leaflet ONE PAGE
  3. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), “New Offshore Natural Gas Resources in the Levantine: a Legal, Geopolitical and Economic Perspective in the Light of the Constantly Changing Energy Relations Among Europe, China and Russia”, Paper presented at the Conference “Stormy Waters, Bright Horizons? China and Europe’s Changing Roles in the West Asia / Northern Africa Region” organized by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (Washington, D.C.), Torino World Affairs Institute (Turin, Italy) and Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Italy and Turkey, held at University of Turin, 27-28 June 2014
    Conference poster | Conference program
  4. Walter Van Damme, CEO of Kardan Water, “Environmental Protection and Waste Water Treatment in China”. on 25th July 2014. Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy).
    Kardan Water (KW) is the operational platform of TAHAL Group in the Chinese market. Kardan Water develops, operates and invests in water related projects in Mainland China, focusing on water treatment and waste water treatment, as well as water reclamation and desalination.
    The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin (Italy) which is beneficiary of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” – POREEN, coordinated by University of Macerata, Work-package 4.
    Walter Van Damme leaflet 12 august 2014 FINALE
  5. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), “Establishing Appropriate Regulatory Frameworks for Biofuels: Subsidies, Food Security and Food Crisis”, Paper presented at the European Society of International Law (ESIL) 10th Anniversary Conference, International Bio Law Interest Group’s “International Law and…Biolaw from Theory to Practice” held at University of Vienna, Faculty of Law, Vienna, Austria, 3rd September 2014
    FINAL PROGRAMME ESIL VIENNA 2014 INTEREST GROUP BIOLAW 3 September 2014
  6. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), “The Concurrence Roles of International Trade Law, International Framework for Climate Change and International Arbitrations in the Energy Sector: a Challenge for International Law”, Paper Presentation at the ILA-International Law Association Annual Conference 2014, “Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective”, Lisbon University Law School, Lisbon, Portugal, 11-12 September 2014
    ILA Lisbon Conference Program FINAL
  7. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), “The Increase of WTO Disputes on Subsidies to Renewable Energy and Environmental Issues: Time for Reform?”, Paper Presentation at the “Fifth Annual Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship”, Vermont Law School, Montpelier, USA, 4th October 2014
    Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship 2014 Complete Schedule October 4, 2014
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  8. Paolo Davide Farah, “The Recent WTO Case Law on Subsidies to Renewable Energy”, Paper Presentation at the International Conference “The Reform of International Economic Governance” organized by the Research Project “International Law and the New Governance after the Economic Crisis” and the Department of Public International Law, University of Granada, Spain, 9-10 October 2014
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    [ Conference program ]
  9. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), Key Note Speaker, “The Increase of WTO Disputes for Subsidies to Renewable Energy (including Innovation and Technology): Time for Reform toward Sustainable Development?”, Paper Presentation at the Conference “Law, Technology and Development: Opportunities and Challenges in EU China Relations”, organized by University of Strathclyde (Glasgow) Law School & Faculty of Law and by Fudan University, Shanghai, held at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom, 11th November 2014
    Conference – Law, Technology and Development Opportunities – University of Stratchclyde Glasgow – 11 November 2014
  10. Paolo Davide Farah (Istituto Universitario di Studi Europei – IUSE), “How to Rebalance International Economic Law and Development in Non-Trade Concern Conflicting Areas: Biofuels vs Food Security in the Light of the Subsidy Regulations and the Global Food Crisis”, Paper Presentation at the American Society for International Law International Economic Law Interest Group (IEcLIG) in partnership with the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Sutton Colloquium, 2014 Biennial Research Conference: Reassessing International Economic Law and Development: New challenges for Law and Policy University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, CO, USA, 13-15th November 2014
    2014-IEcLIG Final Agenda 13-15 November 2014
  11. Paolo Davide Farah, “Shale Gas in China: A Comparison With Unconventional Fuel Development in the United States: Health, Water and Environmental Risks”, Paper Submitted at the Ninth Annual General Conference of the European China Law Studies Association “Making, Enforcing and Accessing the Law”, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Law, Hong Kong, 15-16 November 2014
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  12. A Workshop on “Chinese NGOs Engagement and Public Participation to Climate Governance, Energy and Environmental Issues” organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom), University Institute of European Studies – IUSE, Turin (Italy) 5th August 2015, from 2:00 to 6:30 pm, Beijing, China. During this workshop 3 papers have been presented and the workshop was composed also by interesting Q & A time. The workshop ended with a round table with the contribution of gLAWcal Research Associates and IUSE Research Fellows of different nationalities and seconded at Beijing Normal University.
    The program is available at: http://glawcal.org.uk/files/Events/POREEN_Workshop_5th_August_2015.pdf
  13. Matteo Barra, Expert Officer on Energy Investments, Energy Charter Secretariat, Bruxelles, “Overview and Lessons in Central Asia from Investment Disputes under the Energy Charter Treaty” on 23th July 2015. Introduction and comments from Prof. Paolo Davide Farah (gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development – United Kingdom & University Institute of European Studies, IUSE, Turin, Italy). The event is organized by gLAWcal – Global Law Initiatives for Sustainable Development (United Kingdom) in collaboration with University Institute of European Studies (IUSE) in Turin (Italy) which is beneficiary of the European Union Research Executive Agency IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” – POREEN, coordinated by University of Macerata, Work-package 4. The Program is available at http://glawcal.org.uk/files/Events/Matteo_Barra_23th_July_2015.pdf
  14. gLAWcal in partnership with University Institute of European Studies – IUSE, Turin (Italy) organized a Workshop and Round Table on “Energy and Renewable Industries and Environmental Protection in Europe and China” to be held in Beijing (China) on 10th August 2015. The event is part of the European Union Research Executive Agency Marie Curie IRSES Project “Partnering Opportunities between Europe and China in the Renewable Energies and Environmental iNdustries” – POREEN, coordinated by University of Macerata, Work-package 4. The program is available at http://glawcal.org.uk/files/Events/POREEN_WORKSHOP__ROUND_TABLE_10th_August_2015.pdf

News and short articles

News and Short Articles within the POREEN project. Period of reference June-July 2014

News and Short Articles within the POREEN project. Period of reference August-December 2014

Publications, Working Papers and Newsletters

Publications

  1. Paolo Farah, Le misure antidumping dell’Unione europea alla luce del Regolamento n. 182/2011 (The Antidumping Measures of the European Union in the light of the EU Regulation 182/2011), Rivista di Diritto del Commercio Internazionale, 3/2013, ISSN: 1593-2605, pp. 575-590 – Workpackage 4
    Link: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2429945
  2. Paolo Farah, Internazionalizzazione, dumping e aiuti di stato: la posizione dell’UE e le misure di difesa commerciale per le imprese (Internationalization of the Market, Dumping and State Aids: the EU Position and the Trade Defense Measures for the Enterprises), Rapporto Veneto Internazionale, Centri Studi e Ricerche Economiche e Sociali, Casa Editrice Vianello Libri, Venezia, 2012, pp. 205-220.
    PROGRAMMA PRESENTAZIONE – VENETO INTERNAZIONALE 2012 11 DICEMBRE 2012-1
  3. Paolo Davide Farah, Elena Cima (editors), CHINA’S INFLUENCE ON NON-TRADE CONCERNS IN INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW, Sections on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and the Protection of Environment, Social, Economic and Cultural Rights, Labour Rights, Public Health, Food and Product Safety, Consumer Protection, Global Law and Sustainable Development Book Series, Routledge Publishing (London/New-York), ISBN 978-1-4094-4848-8, October 2016, pp. 1 –  584
    To purchase the book: https://www.routledge.com/Chinas-Influence-on-Non-Trade-Concerns-in-International-Economic-Law/Farah-Cima/p/book/9781409448488
    Cover, Table of Contents, Forewords, Introduction and Acknowledgements can be downloaded at the following website: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2876883

Working Papers

  1. Fernando Dias Simões (Portugal), “Environmental Policymaking and Behavior Change in China”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  2. Gianmarco Fissore (Italy), “Life and History of Kyoto Protocol: China’s Role before and after the UN Climate Change Conference of Doha 2012”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  3. Jernej Letnar Cernic (Slovenia) “Business, Environment and Human Rights”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  4. Hassan Younas (Pakistan), “Policies and Law on Water Pollution Control for Environmental Protection in China”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  5. Maria Del Mar Serrano Garcia (Spain), “Sustainable Development in the Preferential Trade Agreements”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  6. Tivadar Otvos (Slovakia), “Energy Independence through Wider Use of Renewable Energy Sources”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  7. Ivana Gaskova (Czech Republic), “China facing Climate Change, Sustainable Energy, Environmental and Social Impact”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  8. Paolo Farah (Italy), “Energy Security, Climate Change, Environmental law and Policy”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  9. Daniel Pavlik (Slovakia), “China’s Exploration and Exploitation of Energy and Natural Resources in Africa”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4
  10. Ibrahim Imad (Lebanon), “Insurance on Environmental Incidents related to the Petroleum Industry. An Analysis of the Existing Insurance Systems in Case of Environmental Pollution and a Comparison Between the Prevention Principle and Compensation after Accidents”, IUSE Working Paper (Work-in-progress) – POREEN Work-package 4

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