Tetyana Payosova

Ph.D candidate, World Trade Institute, Bern

Email address: tetyana.payosova (at) iew.unibe.ch

Biography

With a strong background in international economic law, I was always interested in the ways, in which it can contribute to sustainable development. Participation in the research of the NCCR Trade Regulation project on trade, energy and climate change inspired me to focus on promotion of renewable energy in my PhD thesis. After several years of research I developed a course on international energy law with an emphasis on international trade and investment in the energy sector (not limited to renewables) and was invited to teach at Florida State University College of Law. With the emergence of new technologies in the energy sector and the imminent need to deal with climate change, proper regulatory responses are of high importance. My current research focuses on such new developments and hopefully will result in a book to assist policy makers and to be used as a reader for university courses.

Research interests

My research interests lie in the field of international trade and investment in energy, with a focus on renewable energy. I look for mutual supportiveness of various regulatory regimes to promote renewable energy and sustainable development more generally.

Selected publications

Selling the Sun Safely and Effectively: Solar Photovoltaic Standards and Implications for trade Policy (together with Sunny Rai), in Gary C. Hufbauer, R. Melendez-Ortiz and Richard Samans, The Law and Economics of a Sustainable Energy Trade Agreement (Cambridge University Press, 2016), reprint of the ICTSD Working Paper (2013)

Mitigation (Renewable Energy) in Nadakavukaren Schefer and T. Cottier (eds.), Encyclopedia of International Economic Law (forthcoming, 2016)

Promoting Green Electricity through Differentiated Electricity Tax Schemes in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2016) (together with K. Holzer and I. Espa)

Regulatory Takings in the Renewable Energy Sector and FET: Regulatory Coherence for Trade and Investment in Renewable Energy in T. Cottier and I. Espa (eds.), International Trade in Sustainable Electricity: Regulatory Challenges in International Economic Law (forthcoming Cambridge University Press, 2016) (together with S. Matteotti-Berkutova)

Contributor to the UNCTAD, Second Generation Biofuel Markets: State of Play, Trade and Developing Country Perspective (UN, 2016).

The Legitimacy of the WTO in dealing with Climate Change Issues: International Cooperation and Common Concernin P. Delimatsis (ed.), Research Handbook on Climate Change and Trade Law (forthcoming Edward Elgar, 2016) (together with T. Cottier).

AEC and Sustainable Promotion of Renewable Energy, International Conference “Towards the 2015 ASEAN Economic Community (AEC): Progress and Prospects”, 14-15 October 2014, UPH, Jakarta, Indonesia (forthcoming Edward Elgar, 2015).

Can virtually imported biogas count towards climate targets of Switzerland and receive preferential tax treatment? Assessment of compatibility with the international legal climate change regime, WTO law, EU law and the Free Trade Agreement EEC – Switzerland, Legal Opinion for the SFOE, 23 December 2014 (on file with authors) (together with T. Cottier and I. Polovets).

CO2 Tax or a Tariff on Imported Electricity: Assessing the Compatibility with WTO Law, EU Law and the Swiss-EEC Free Trade Agreement, Legal Opinion for the FFA, SFOE and SECO (June 2014), (together with T. Cottier, K. Holzer, S. Hirsbrunner, I. Espa)

Differential Taxation of Electricity: Assessing the Compatibility with WTO Law, EU Law and the Swiss-EEC Free Trade Agreement, Legal Opinion for the FFA, SFOE and SECO, 18.03.2014, (together with T. Cottier, K. Holzer, S. Hirsbrunner and I. Espa)

The Standards and Certification Landscape for Solar-PV Equipment: Implications for Trade Policy’ (a chapter on trade law implications within the SETA project of the ICTSD) (May 2013) (together with S. Rai).

Climate Change and International Law: Exploring the Linkages between Human Rights, Environment, Trade and Investment 53 German Yearbook of International Law 139 (2010) (together with T. Cottier et al.)

Teaching in the field of energy law

April – May 2012, WTI/UNITAR distance-learning course on Trade, Energy and Climate Change: Developed and co-mentored the course (together with Olga Nartova and Sofya Matteotti-Berkutova)

January – June 2012, Florida State University College of Law (USA): As a Visiting Assistant Professor at the FSU College of Law I developed and taught a course on International Energy Law, with a focus on linkages of energy regulation to international trade, investment and environmental law.

See also: Tetyana’s LinkedIn profile