Dr. Gokce Mete has and academic background and extensive practical experience working with academic and international organisations, including the University of Dundee, Energy Charter Secretariat, the World Bank and other international development agencies. Her PhD examined alternative policy and regulatory measures that the EU could take to create a more investment-friendly environment for the security of energy infrastructure supply considering the jurisdiction of the EU and Energy Community and its relationship with relevant non EU countries.
Dr. Mete is currently the Research Lead of the £3.4 million DfID funded Extractives Hub project at the CEPMLP. Her research focuses on regulation and governance of extractives industries, including mining, oil and gas including licensing, regulations, community development agreements, transparency and accountability of the extractives sector and issues such as climate change and sustainable development goals and their implications for the sector.
Dr. Mete published several peer-reviewed papers including book chapters on natural resources law and legal aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energies. She has experience of editorial roles and of writing submission to Parliament and the Royal Society of Edinburgh with University of Dundee and on behalf of the Energy Charter Secretariat in various academic and industry events in the EU, the UK, Russia and China. In addition, Dr Mete have worked on projects with University of Leeds and the Energy Institute of Queen Mary University of London.
At the CEPMLP, Dr Mete has been giving lectures on international law of natural resources and energy and on mineral related subjects since 2016. Dr Mete also is involved in designing and delivering of Continued Professional Development programmes, particularly training of energy regulators. She has given numerous presentations in various academic, intergovernmental and industry events.
Dr. Mete is a qualified lawyer with post-qualification experience in the energy sector. In 2015, she held a Research Fellowship at the Energy Charter Secretariat, and have worked with the Expansion and Outreach unit of the Energy Charter Secretariat facilitating the negotiations of the International Energy Charter with potential observer countries. She is currently working with the Energy Charter Secretariat in their work on updating the Model Agreements on natural gas and electricity transport.
OGEL Call for Papers: Special Issue on Social Licence to Operate (SLO) in the Extractive and Energy Sectors