18 Jun 2019

CEPMLP Students attend World Association of Mining Lawyers Conference in Marrakesh

10 CEPMLP students taking specialised courses in mining attended the annual conference of the World Association of Mining Lawyers in Marrakesh on 10 and 11 June. The two-day conference brought together professionals, academics, policy makers and students, encouraging them to exchange ideas and discuss issues related to mineral exploration and mining. The conference also provided a great opportunity for our students to network with mining professionals from around the world.   Gulzhan Kozhabeyeva, who is currently doing an LLM in International Mineral Law and Policy at CEPMLP stated "I attended ...

CEPMLP Students attend World Association of Mining Lawyers Conference in Marrakesh

14 Jun 2019

The Conversation: Mexico puts US to shame on climate action

As if there was any doubt, the UN’s latest report on climate change makes clear this is one of the most pressing issues of our times. And as we witness Extinction Rebellion stirring the pot of protest in the UK, that movement is connected to the geopolitical experience of other countries in important ways. Dr Thomas Muinzer recently received a Global Challenges Research Fund mobility award in order to conduct research in Mexico. Read his full report, published today in The Conversation here...

The Conversation: Mexico puts US to shame on climate action

11 Jun 2019

Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets - IAEE

CEPMLP's Dr Xiaoyi Mu recently attended the 42nd IAEE International Conference in Montreal, Canada along with PhD students Theresia (Betty) Sumarno and Hanchen Xiao. The conference was attended by 450 participants from all over the world, from diverse backgrounds – government, academia, and industry. Dr Mu delivered a presentation on “Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets” in a session presided by our honorary professor Carol Dahl. Betty presented her work on “Coalbed Methane Development in Indonesia” and Hanchen presented his paper (joint with Dr Mu) “The Impact of...

Asymmetric Volatility in Commodity Markets - IAEE

4 Jun 2019

International Association for Energy Economics Conference

Theresia (Betty) Sumarno (3rd from left), the President for  IAEE UoD Student Chapter, was invited to present one of her major findings in her PhD thesis at the International Conference held by International Association for Energy Economics, on the 31st May, in Montreal, Canada.  The keynote speech was delivered by Christopher Knittel the George P. Shultz Professor and a Professor of Applied Economics at the MIT Sloan School of Management, in the United States. This conference was attended by almost 450 participants from all over the world, from many different backgrounds – researcher, acad...

International Association for Energy Economics Conference

6 May 2019

Industry leaders to gather for Dundee Energy Forum

Scotland will become the centre of the global energy sector next week as leading industry figures attend this year’s Dundee Energy Forum. The General Secretary of OPEC, Mohammed Barkindo, will be among those speaking at the event, hosted by the University of Dundee’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP). To be held at the West Park Conference Centre from June 10-11, this year’s event will focus on the future of international energy cooperation, highlighting the trend in nation states seeking greater individual control over energy policy and priorities...

Industry leaders to gather for Dundee Energy Forum

6 May 2019

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate "freeriding" US

President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change could make it an international pariah, a University of Dundee expert believes. Professor Volker Roeben, from our Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, believes that signatories to the landmark United Nations agreement will recoil against the United States if it gains an economic advantage on the back of their sacrifices. The United States’ withdrawal will take effect from November next year and has been met with an overwhelmingly negative international response. ...

Paris Agreement withdrawal could isolate

22 Apr 2019

Research Fellows being sought for Extractives Hub project

We are looking for two Research Fellows to join our full-time, on-campus team within CEPMLP. The Research Fellows will be part of a new team established to carry out applied research as part of an externally funded project aimed at assisting development policy in the ‘extractives’ sector, a key sector for growth in many developing countries. The project is called the Extractives Hub - www.extractiveshub.org The extractive industries consist of any coordinated activities aimed at transforming natural capital such as metals, minerals, oil, and natural gas, for social uses. Find out more and apply...

Research Fellows being sought for Extractives Hub project

18 Apr 2019

Dr Mu visits China University of Petroleum-Beijing and South China University of Technology

Dr Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu, Reader in Energy Economics and Director for MSc Programmes, recently visited China University of Petroleum-Beijing (CUPB) and Guangzhou College (GCU) of South China University of Technology. Apart from interviewing candidates for the MSc in Energy Finance (Dual Award) programme, Dr Mu delivered talks to different audiences at CUPB on energy transition and implications for oil and gas and the subject of energy economics. At GCU, Dr Mu gave a guest lecture “An economic perspective on energy transition and carbon trading” to a large audience of 300 students and staff from the...

Dr Mu visits China University of Petroleum-Beijing and South China University of Technology

12 Apr 2019

Community Rights and Expectations in Natural Resource Development

It was our pleasure to welcome Kristi Disney Bruckner from the Sustainable Development Strategies Group this week. Kristi, with the help of many global experts contributing via video link, presented the professional training programme, "Community Rights and Expectations in Natural Resource Development". The course focuses on a review of relevant legal frameworks, national and subnational case studies, and practical tools for navigating community relationships and culminates in a simulated role-play exercise in which participants put these concepts into practice. The photo shows Kristi and Professor Ra...

Community Rights and Expectations in Natural Resource Development

4 Apr 2019

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum

Mohammed Barkindo, Secretary General of the organisation that represents some of the world’s largest oil producing nations, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at this year’s Dundee Energy Forum. The event will focus on the future of international energy cooperation, and Mr Barkindo has accepted the University’s invitation to open the two-day conference on June 10. Professor Peter Cameron, Director of the University’s Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), which is organising the event, said that it would be a huge honour to welcome one of th...

OPEC Secretary General to address Dundee Energy Forum