Tackling climate change: a discussion of emissions trading systems in Europe and LATAM

Online

02 December 2021 17:00 - 18:30 CET

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Emissions Trading Systems (ETS) have been implemented for more than 15 years around the world, being the European system the earliest and largest of its kind. The Paris Agreement has enhanced the implementation of ETS across the globe, especially in developing countries, as one of the most effective tools available to tackle greenhouse gas emissions.

In this session we will analyse key insights of the implementation of this system in a well-known and mature market: Germany. While, on the other hand, we’ll take a look on the pilot program of the first mandatory ETS in Mexico (the largest CO2 emitter in Latin America), and discuss what lessons can be learned prior to its entry into force, by 2023. Tobias Woltering from Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek PartmbB will present the German case and Carlos Del Razo from Carvajal y Machado, S.C. will present the Mexican case. Ansam Okbani from Richemont Delviso, will contribute by providing input regarding ships’ emissions.

 The discussion will be moderated by Evelyne Nzuki and followed by a Q&A. 

The event will conclude with a 45 minute networking gathering between the Environmental and Energy Law Commission and the Transport Law Commission.  

How to join it?

To join the event, please register here.  The event is open and for free to everyone.

If you registered for the event, you will receive the Zoom link to connect on the day of the event. 

 

Speakers

Evelyne Nzuki, MN LEGAL (MBULA NZUKI & ASSOCIATES)

Mbula is a seasoned Startup, Corporate/Commercial and Cyber Attorney working with (and for) innovative, high-growth emerging companies and Venture Capital investors. Against a strong background in Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation & International Commercial Arbitration), Mbula has over the years curated a career in Fintech (Financial Technology), Cyber Security, Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT), StartUp, International Business, Clean Energy & Environmental Law practice areas and passionately serves a wide array of both local and international clients.

To best serve her clients, Mbula is back to school and is currently pursuing the ‘Stanford Advanced Cyber Security Program’ at Stanford School of Engineering at Stanford University. She is a Master of Laws (LL.M) in Public International Law, an active Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)London, Co – Founder of The Cyber Society Association (a Geneva – based organization that is a resource Centre for all matters Cyber Space, and is Founder & Principal Attorney at MN Legal Advocates - a futuristic, client-oriented, innovative law firm based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mbula Nzuki is also AIJA’s (International Association of Young Lawyers) National Representative for Kenya and Vice-President for AIJA’s Environmental and Energy Law Commission.

Carlos Del Razo, Carvajal y Machado, S.C.

Carlos has more than fourteen years of experience in counseling infrastructure projects and widely regulated industries, providing advice for the obtainment and compliance of permits and authorizations federal and local approvals, development of audits in environmental matters, as well as legal advice on environmental, safety and energy inspections. He also plays a role, along with other firm members, in the design and execution of litigation strategies related to environmental and energy regulations.

Apart from being vice-president of AIJA’s Environmental and Energy Commission, he also serves as general secretary of the board of directors of the AMIA (Mexican Academy of Environmental Impact) and is an active member of the Civil Association "Centro de Políticas Públicas para el Desarrollo Sustentable", devoted to the design and proposal of official Mexican standards in environmental matters. Finally, Carlos is a professor of the Energy Law Diploma at Mexico Autonomous National University School of Law, where he lectures "Energy Transition" and "Legal Principles of Carbon Reduction in the Energy Sector".

Tobias Woltering, Attorney at Law / Salaried Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek PartmbB

Career

Tobias is a German lawyer specialising in energy law. His professional career began in early 2011 in White & Case's Düsseldorf energy law team. He joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Düsseldorf energy law team in January 2017.

Advisory focus

Tobias advises German and international energy suppliers, power plant operators, grid operators, investors and project developers as well as companies in the energy-intensive industry, operators of commercial real estate and other large energy consumers. His advisory focus are the German and European regulation of the energy sector, energy trading and energy supply contracts (e.g. financial and physical OTC-master agreements, Corporate PPAs) and the European and German emissions trading systems (EU ETS and national ETS according to the BEHG established in 2021). Moreover, Tobias has relevant experience with regard to the promotion of renewable energies according to the German Renewable Energy Act (EEG) as well as with respect to new technologies in the energy sector (e.g. e-mobility, power storages) and energy compliance (e.g. REMIT and transparency regulation).

Ansam Okbani, Richemont Delviso

Ansam Okbani is a French Attorney-at-Law who has been advising and handling litigation in matters in connection with the maritime practice (arrest of ships, carriage of goods, insurance, yachting, customs), freight forwarding and road haulage for 9 years. She holds a master’s degree in Maritime and Transport Law (University Paul Cézanne, Aix-en-Provence, France).In 2018, she co-founded the French branch of YoungShip International and has been organizing with the team conferences in Paris and Marseille ever since. She was part of the organizing committee at the annual AIJA Transport Law Commission conference in Marseille (2018) and became Vice-President of the Transport Law Commission in 2020.


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