OGEL Special Issue Call for Papers: Energy Transitions 2020 - Achieving Just Energy Transitions through Law and Policy: Challenges and Solutions
12 August 2019
Update: July 2020 - The conference was held in February 2020 and the call for proposals is now closed.
Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL, ISSN 1875-418X, www.ogel.org) invites submissions for a special issue focusing on the challenges and solutions to achieving just energy transitions through law and policy. The editor for this issue is Nana Asare Obeng-Darko, Energy Researcher for the Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) at the UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland.
There will also be an opportunity for the authors of selected papers to present their work during a conference organised by the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, in cooperation with the UEF Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL)which will take place on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Joensuu, Finland. (See more information about the conference below).
About the Special Issue:
There is a persistent call at the international, regional and national levels for the need to shift from the old traditions to new and efficient ways in producing and utilising energy. This could mean new and improved sources of energy, technical & systems advancement, technology (e.g., block chain), transportation, storage, consumption, etc. What does the energy transitions phenomenon mean to the various actors in the entire energy value chain? What legal issues are created, how does it affect energy policies and how are investments and trade agreements impacted? Other considerations might be resource availability issues, disputes over energy investment and concerns over national sovereignty of resources.
This OGEL special issue seeks to address the most compelling issues associated with achieving an effective energy transition in the 21st century. We encourage submissions of relevant papers, studies, and comments on various aspects of this subject. Potential topics could cover the following areas:
- International investment dispute settlement and energy investments
- International LNG value chains: Current and future developments
- International trade of energy products and multilateral, regional and mega-regional trade agreements
- Global developments in the oil, gas and power sectors
- The "Clean Energy for all Europeans" package and its implications for EU energy law and policy
- Introducing flexibility: Energy storage, demand-side management and the role of consumers in the energy transition
- The regulation of renewable and low-carbon energy sources
- Assessing the EU's 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
- Subsidies to renewable energy and fossil fuels
Papers should be submitted by 14 February 2020 to the editor:
Nana Asare Obeng-Darko
Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL)
UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland
Update: July 2020 The conference was held in February 2020 and the call for proposals is now closed.
The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School in cooperation with the UEF Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) is pleased to announce the 6th international energy law and policy conference "ENERGY TRANSITIONS 2020". The event will take place on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Joensuu, Finland.
- Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London.
Topic: Making use of mega-RTAs for sustainable energy
- Michael Polkinghorne, Partner at White & Case.
Topic: The winds of change: the Energy Charter Treaty in the face of global energy transitions
- Benjamin Sovacool , Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the School of Business, Management, University of Sussex.
Topic: Accelerating energy and low-carbon transitions
27 and 28 February 2020
Social trip to Koli National Park:
28 February - 1 March 2020
UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu Campus, Yliopistokatu 2, FI-80101 Joensuu, Finland.
View map here
After the event, there is a possibility to spend the weekend (29 February and 1 March) at a ski and spa resort at Koli National Park.
More information available at Koli. Transportation provided by the organiser. Spouses welcome.
Registration & cost:
Thanks to the kind support of our sponsors, the participation in this conference is free of charge. Free participation entails free attendance for all to the conference and free lunch & coffee for all conference presenters.
Important notice! The cost of accommodation during the conference and the social trip to Koli National Park is the responsibility of attendees.
Conference presenters who may require a visa to enter Finland and will therefore need an invitation letter from the event organisers , are to request for such a letter immediately after they have been notified of the acceptance of their abstract/paper.
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