International Climate Change and Energy Law

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UiO Law Law


This course reviews the sources, principles and rules of international climate and the emerging international architecture for the governance of renewable energy resources. The course analyses the interactions of the commitments under both regimes and the new opportunities they create for the promotion of sustainable energy, energy  efficiency, and corporate responsibility. In particular, the course is based on a detailed examination of the following topics: the international climate change regime (UNFCCC/Kyoto Protocol) and its related legal mechanisms; the regulatory approaches for the involvement of companies in achieving sustainable development and combating climate change; the legal obligations deriving from the climate regime and affecting the energy sector (a major source of emissions); the international regulation of renewable energy sources and their support and an assessment of the existing trade barriers raised for the defense of climate change.