Date: 27 and 28 February 2020

Venue: UEF Law School, University of Eastern Finland

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 October 2019

Notification of acceptance: 31 October 2019


The University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School in cooperation with the UEF Center for Climate Change, Energy and Environmental Law (CCEEL) is pleased to announce the call for papers for its 6th international energy law and policy conference “ENERGY TRANSITIONS 2020”. The event will take place on 27 and 28 February 2020 in Joensuu, Finland.

The theme for the Energy Transitions 2020 conference is ‘Achieving Just Energy Transitions through Law and Policy: Challenges and Solutions



International investment dispute settlement and energy  investments

  • International LNG value chains: Current and future developments
  • International trade of energy products and multilateral, regional and mega-regional trade agreements
  • Global developments in the oil, gas and power sectors
  • The “Clean Energy for all Europeans” package and its implications for EU energy law and policy
  • Introducing flexibility: Energy storage, demand-side management and the role of consumers in the energy transition
  • The regulation of renewable and low-carbon energy sources
  • Assessing the EU’s 2030 Climate and Energy Policy Framework
  • Subsidies to renewable energy and fossil fuels



  • Rafael Leal-Arcas, Professor of European and International Economic Law, Queen Mary University of London. Topic: Making use of mega-RTAs for sustainable energy
  • Michael Polkinghorne, Partner at White & Case. Topic: The winds of change: The Energy Charter Treaty in the face of global energy transitions
  • Benjamin Sovacool, Professor of Energy Policy at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at the School of Business, Management, University of Sussex. Topic: Accelerating energy and low-carbon transitions



Our publishing partner, Oil, Gas & Energy Law (OGEL) has agreed to publish a special issue for the event proceedings under the title ‘Just Energy Transitions’. After the event, authors of accepted full papers will be invited to submit a revised version of their papers for possible publication following a peer review process and acceptance by the journal


For further information on paper submission, conference registration and cost please visit the conference website









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