31 May 2023

Course spotlight: International Energy Law and Governance – 2023 Summer Academy

Learn more about one of the most successful courses of the World Trade Institute's 2023 Summer Academy.

Europe and the World are confronted by a pressing, multi-level energy crisis propelled by the perfect storm of rapidly progressing climate change and Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Globally, as well as in Europe, a fine balance must constantly be maintained between ensuring a secure, competitive, affordable, but also a sustainable energy supply.

The transition to a low carbon economy is moreover accompanied by many obstacles (regulatory, geo-political and technical).

This course aims to give a comprehensive insight into international energy law and governance and the challenges ahead. Participants will gain a solid understanding of the relevant actors and international and regional agreements in the area of energy. It will centre on the intricacies of cross-border energy trade regulation under the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and Preferential Trade Agreements.

The course will always link energy law and governance to timely case studies, such as the shift of European energy regulation as a response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as to decarbonization and climate change mitigation.

Lecturers: Anna-Alexandra Marhold
Dates: 24-28 July 2023

Download the full syllabus here