19 Aug 2019

Summer Graduation 2019

42 students from CEPMLP had their degrees conferred today, 20th June 2019, at the University of Dundee's graduation ceremony at the Caird Hall. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all graduands, wish them all the very best in their future careers and also remind them to keep in touch! Particular mention is given to the winners of the following prizes: The Laszlo Gombos Prize, awarded to the top-ranking LLM student, presented to Catalina Konow This is awarded by the Energy, Petroleum, Mineral and Natural Resources Law and Policy Education Trust; The Paul Stevens Prize, awarded to the...

16 Aug 2019

Professor Raphael Heffron awarded Jean Monnet Chair (Professorship) on the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

Professor Raphael Heffron was this month awarded a Jean Monnet Chair (Professorship) for 2019-2022 on the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy by the European Commission. To receive this award is a career highlight for an academic and it recognizes excellence in both teaching and research. These awards are given internationally, and this year there were just 4 awards in the UK, with only 2 focused on law and Professor Heffron’s award the only one in Scotland. Professor Heffron’s award is timely and highlights the importance of his own research area in the Just Transition to a Low-Carbon Econ...

19 Jul 2019

Dr Sun - Reflections on the Dundee Energy Forum

We recently asked Dr Xiangsheng Sun, Secretary-General of the International Energy Forum to reflect on his attendance at our CEPMLP Dundee Energy Forum.  This is what he told us:  The Dundee Energy Forum has been a remarkable annual event since 2017, organized by the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, School of Social Sciences, University of Dundee. I have been highly impressed by the event from the beginning, given the limit of size and personnel of the CEPMLP, and would like to applaud DEF3 in particular for the following reasons. First of all, DEF3 has involved Secretar...

Dr Sun - Reflections on the Dundee Energy Forum

15 Jul 2019

The Conversation: China wrestles with insecure gas supplies but stays strong on longer-term plan for renewables

As the world’s largest CO₂ emitter and second largest economy, China’s climate policy has faced intense scrutiny over the past decade. Despite a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency in January saying that China is set to become “the world’s renewable energy superpower”, coal is still the dominant fuel in the country’s energy mix. Janet Xuanli Liao, Senior Lecturer in Energy & Climate Diplomacy at CEPMLP, recently wrote an article for The Conversation on China's gas supplies and longer-term plan for renewables. Read the full ar...

The Conversation: China wrestles with insecure gas supplies but stays strong on longer-term plan for renewables

5 Jul 2019

CEPMLP Students Contribute to Global Witness’ submission of suggestions

A group of CEPMLP students recently contributed to Stephen Carter's - Global Witness’ submission of suggestions to strengthen Afghan mining law regulations. The suggestions included a stronger ombudsman and greater transparency.  The team was led by Dr Ana E Bastida who stated "We are delighted to have contributed to Stephen Carter's submission of suggestions to strengthening transparency of Afghan mining law and ASM provisions." The students who took part in the exercise are LLM and PhD students who are studying Mining Law at CEPMLP.  They included Hugo Frias, Fi...

CEPMLP Students Contribute to Global Witness’ submission of suggestions

2 Jul 2019

Graduate Story: Allison Davis - LLM International Energy Law & Policy 2019

We interviewed recent graduate, Allison Davis about her experience at CEPMLP, this is what she had to say:  Allison Davis (Barbados)LLM International Energy Law & Policy, 2019 My Dundee education gave me the tools I need to really make a difference in the energy sector transition in the Caribbean.  For my research I looked at interconnecting power grids in the Caribbean, making use of the geothermal energy potential on some of the islands for which that potential is greater than the demand in the individual countries. So, the countries where the geothermal energy exists would fully develop ...

Graduate Story: Allison Davis - LLM International Energy Law & Policy 2019

26 Jun 2019

Anglo American Scholarships for LLM Mineral Law and Policy

Anglo American, together with CEPMLP, acknowledges the importance of contributing worldwide to sustainable mineral resources development. As part of its interest in supporting best regulatory practice in the mining sector, Anglo American are now offering two fully funded postgraduate scholarships leading to the LLM in International Mineral Law and Policy. This offer is for the academic session 2019/2020 which covers September 2019 and January 2020 entrants. Application deadline: 31st July, 2019 Successful applicants will receive: Payment of academic tuition fees 12 monthly stipends for living expenses f...

Anglo American Scholarships for LLM Mineral Law and Policy

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 Kozhabayeva, 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