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


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 have been offered broad exposure, and an opportunity to engage in this important question on a global level. This has included the opportunities for one representative of the commended teams to present the model treaty at the following events:


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


Global exposure for non-finalists

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.


For the purpose of achieving the greatest possible exposure for the innovative ideas presented in the contest, the Stockholm Treaty Lab has partnered with Wolters Kluwer to compile special edition of the Journal of International Arbitration. All teams who participated in the 2017/2018 edition of the Stockholm Treaty Lab were invited to develop their contest submission into an article for potential publication. The special issue is scheduled to be published in February 2019.