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

3 Apr 2019

Oil and Gas and Just Transition Initiative Conference

Theresia (Betty) Sumarno and Asimenia Karydaki were invited to give a presentation at Oil and Gas and Just Transition Initiative Conference in Trinidad, on the 27th to 29th March 2019, for legal analysis as a result of the collaborative project between the United Nations and the University of Dundee under Professor Raphael Heffron. This conference is a joint conference with the University of West Indies (UWI) and our very own Professor Raphael Heffron and the Just Transition Initiative who were the main organisers of this conference.  The conference was sponsored by Shell, BP, Atlantic and others and ...

Oil and Gas and Just Transition Initiative Conference

2 Apr 2019

Brexit is Not All Bad News for the Environment

Dr Thomas Muinzer, CEPMLP and Tony Jackson, University of Dundee, explain why Brexit isn't all bad for environmental governance in the UK.  They have just been published in the Environment magazine, April 2019. Access the full article here...

Brexit is Not All Bad News for the Environment

1 Apr 2019

New jobs in low carbon future

Professor Raphael Heffron, tells delegates at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Law Oil and Gas Law Conference that a just or fair transition from fossil fuels to a low-carbon economy presents significant new opportunities globally, including the creation of jobs. See the full article in the Trinidad Daily Express here  ...

New jobs in low carbon future

26 Mar 2019

CEPMLP alumnus returns as guest lecturer

On 11th March 2019, we welcomed CEPMLP alumnus, Adriano Drummond Cançado Trindade as a guest lecturer on State Mining Agreements in our class on Mining Law from a Global Perspective. Adriano serves as counsel at Brazilian law firm Pinheiro Neto Advogados and is a professor of Natural Resources Law at the University of Brasília Law School, where he also heads the mining section of the natural resources law research group, and is a PhD candidate....

CEPMLP alumnus returns as guest lecturer

19 Mar 2019

Nicolas Eslava welcomed to the Centre

On 18th March 2019, we welcomed Nicolas Eslava to our class on Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining and Responsible Sourcing. Nicolas is the founder and director of Afai Consulting BV, a consultancy specialised on extractive value chains....

Nicolas Eslava welcomed to the Centre

15 Mar 2019

Meet our academic: Dr Thomas Muinzer

Dr Thomas Muinzer joined CEPMLP in December 2018.  Now that he's had a few months to settle in, we thought we would interview him to see how he was enjoying his role and also to find out a little more about him... Please introduce yourself and tell us something that isn’t on your staff profile page My name is Dr Thomas L Muinzer, and I’m a Lecturer in Energy Law at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (“CEPMLP”). I’m an avid fan of good writing, and when I’m not working on law-related matters, Oscar Wilde and a few other favourite authors are ...

Meet our academic: Dr Thomas Muinzer