Energy Law Conference
Organizers of the Energy Law Conference announce a call for papers. The theme of the meeting is "The legal issues associated with the development and use of energy resources in the Arctic." It will be held 25-26 September 2014 in Tromso, Norway.
Papers addressing the conference theme, broadly construed, are welcome. 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; regional governance issues (e.g. the role of the Arctic Council, OSPAR etc); and many more.
Proposals will be considered by the conference conveners on the basis of academic merit, policy significance, and fit with the conference theme. Abstracts of no more than 500 words should be submitted via email (maria.m.neves [at] uit.no) by 30 April 2014. Organizers anticipate (depending on numbers) being able to cover the costs of hotel accommodation and meals for those selected to present papers.
Abstract submission deadline: 30 April 2014.
For more information on the conference, please go to the conference website.
For questions, please email: christin.skjervold [at] uit.no.