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. ...

11 Jan 2019

Save the Date for the 3rd Annual Dundee Energy Forum

What is the Future of International Energy Cooperation in the light of New Concepts of Sovereignty? International energy is at the crossroads of several challenges or transitions: demands for cleaner air, cleaner transport, new technologies and a need for large-scale investment to make change happen. They suggest that international cooperation among states, investors and communities is essential. Yet national control has always been dominant in the energy sector. The 3rd Dundee Energy Forum, which will take place in Dundee on 10th and 11th June 2019, will address key questions arising from these challenges...

21 Jan 2019

From exploration to exploitation – the future of space with Professor Mahulena Hofmann

Professor Mahulena Hofmann from the University of Luxembourg visited CEPMLP and the School of Social Sciences on Friday 18th January 2019.  The following blog has been produced by Dundee International Law Society, a scholarly forum for international law in Dundee. Space, the final frontier. An endless land filled with wonder and discoveries that mankind is exploring. For Luxembourg however, space holds another possibility: profit. In 2016 Luxembourg announced its newest venture in the space. A start to mining. Finding resources to bring back to help build space stations and refuel satellites. There ar...

28 Jan 2019

International Energy Arbitration Conference, 24 & 25 January 2019

CEPMLP Director, Professor Peter Cameron and Professor Volker Roeben have just returned from the 6th annual ITA-IEL-ICC Joint Conference on International Arbitration. The conference was presented by The Center for American and International Law’s Institute for Transnational Arbitration and Institute for Energy Law in collaboration with the ICC International Court of Arbitration. The conference covered key arbitration challenges and opportunities for the energy sector and their implications for cross-border commerce and international investment, and featured an outstanding faculty of internationa...