LLM Environmental Energy Law

Module description:

The aim of this course is to provide an introduction to some of the key issues in international environmental law and energy law. It will examine the development of international environmental and energy law in the light of unsustainable practices in energy production and consumption. The module will examine the policy dynamics that drive decision-making in the formulation of environmental laws and regulations and the principles underpinning environmental and energy law. The course will also focus on the environmental impact of particular types of energy such as petroleum production and consumption, nuclear energy and energy from waste. As some energy practices lead to significant environmental problems the module will also explore issues of state responsibility and environmental damage.

Indicative seminar topics:

  • Development of International Environmental Law
  • Environmental Principles and Energy Law
  • Liability for Environmental Damage
  • Compliance in International Environmental Law and Nuclear Energy
  • Atmospheric Pollution and Climate Change
  • Offshore Carbon Capture and Storage
  • Oil and Gas
  • Energy from Waste
  • Renewable Energy and Biodiversity Protection
  • Public Participation and Environmental Protection