The Legal Issues Associated with the Development and Use of Arctic Energy Resources

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 25 September 2014 to 26 September 2014

Where: Tromsø, Norway

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he K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, The Faculty of Law, at the University of Tromsø is pleased to announce the call for papers for the energy law conference.

You are invited to submit proposals to present a paper addressing the conference theme, broadly construed. Without intending to be prescriptive, examples of topics that would fall within the scope of the conference include legal issues (domestic and international law) related to any of the following in an Arctic context: the role of strategic and project-specific environmental assessments; energy markets; energy security in an Arctic context; energy relations between the EU and Russia; the energy relations of Nordic States; energy relations between the EU and Arctic states; the role of renewables in the Arctic including wind, geothermal, tidal; non-conventional energy resources such as gas hydrates; the oil and gas leasing regimes of Arctic states; infrastructure issues (transmission lines and pipelines); navigation and other law of the sea issues associated with getting Arctic resources to market; liability issues and liability regimes for energy projects; insurance issues; project financing issues; delimitation of maritime zones and the management of transboundary hydrocarbon resources; extended continental shelf claims; energy resource projects on indigenous lands; social licence to operate; climate change issues (e.g. regulation of black carbon); Arctic energy resources and endangered species; energy as a human right; energy efficiency; regional governance issues (e.g. the role of the Arctic Council, OSPAR etc).

Confirmed Keynote Speakers include:

  • Else Berit Eikeland, Member of the Arctic Council - Senior Arctic Official, Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • Professor Timo Koivurova—Arctic Centre/University of Lapland
  • Professor Kim Talus—University of Eastern Finland
  • Dr. Anatole Boute—University of Aberdeen