The Prize for the 2017/2018 edition of the Stockholm Treaty Lab


On 20 July 2018, the Stockholm Treaty Lab Jury announced its decision on the outcome of the 2017/2018 edition of the competition. Measuring the contestant submissions against the competition criteria, the jury decided not to select a grand prize winner, but rather to commend two teams for their unique approaches to the challenge.



As the prize, the two commended teams, The Creative Disrupters and Team Innovate, have been offered the opportunities to present the model treaty at various global forums. The forums have so far included: 


New York, 28 September 2018: an event alongside the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly: The 13th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: ”Multinationals in the Age of Sustainable Development: New Thinking on the Role of International Investment Agreements”. See the news here.



Paris Peace Forum, 11 – 12 November 2018: An initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron, the Paris Peace Forum is an annual event that brings together actors of global governance to strengthen multilateralism and international cooperation. See the news here.



COP 24 in Katowice, 6 December 2018: ICC Business and Industry Day at the COP 24 Increasing Climate Action. See the news here.



Stockholm Treaty Lab final celebration in Stockholm, 16 May 2019: a seminar on how to innovate international law for the benefits of climate, co-organized by the SCC and the Haga Initiative. See the news here


Journal of International Arbitration – special issue celebrating the Stockholm Treaty Lab

The aim of the 2017/2018 edition of the Stockholm Treaty Lab was not limited to selecting the best complete model treaty—it is also to celebrate and publicize all innovative solutions to the climate change challenge. The aim was for as many ideas as possible to reach a wider audience, even where the model treaty that contained them did not make it to the final round of the innovation contest.


In order to achieve the greatest possible exposure for the innovative ideas presented in the contest, the Stockholm Treaty Lab has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to compile a special edition of the Journal of International Arbitration. The special issue was published in February 2019 and can be ordered here. Six teams contributed with an article in which they explain the main innovative ideas in their submission.