The Conversation | 18 December 2018 isds.bilaterals.org
The fossil fuel era is coming to an end, but the lawsuits are just beginning
by Kyla Tienhaara
Canada Research Chair in Economy and Environment, Queen’s University, Ontario
“Coal is dead.”
These are not the words of a Greenpeace activist or left-wing politician, but of Jim Barry, the global head of the infrastructure investment group at Blackrock — the world’s largest asset manager. Barry made this statement in 2017, but the writinghas been on the wall for longer than that.