Toby Fisher and Laurence Boisson de Chazournes appointed to ICCA Panel of Experts to develop a Paris Agreement conciliation annex


Toby Fisher and Laurence Boisson de Chazournes have been appointed to the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) Panel of Experts to Develop a Paris Agreement Conciliation Annex.

The high-level Panel, co-chaired by Catherine Amirfar (Debevoise & Plimpton) and Annette Magnusson (Climate Change Counsel), brings together experts drawn from private practice, the judiciary, government, arbitral institutions, academia and international organisations, all with expertise in disputes (especially conciliation processes) in the specific context of climate change.

The Panel of Experts’ mandate, with ICCA’s leadership and support, is to prepare a draft conciliation annex to the Paris Agreement to clarify the dispute resolution mechanism under the Agreement. The draft will be accompanied by commentary designed to serve as useful guidance for Member States negotiating a conciliation annex. The Panel hopes to present its draft in time for inclusion on the agenda for discussion at COP 28 in November 2023.